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Short course



In today’s talent-based economy, the workforce itself is arguably the most important tangible asset of many organisations. Boards, CEOs and HR Directors will frequently declare that workforce planning and data - driven decision-making is a top priority for their organisations. Despite this, the workforce is often not carefully planned, measured or optimised and many organisations are not sufficiently aware of the current or future workforce and business risks that will limit execution of business strategy. While it is difficult to understand this apparent gap between intent and execution, it is likely that the lack of consistent objectives regarding the outputs of workforce planning and a lack of consistent process by which organisations conduct workforce planning are primary contributors to the disparity.

The task of implementing workforce planning is often daunting because it can be so difficult to define. While workforce planning presents many challenges, it provides significant value to organisations that invest in it. To be truly effective, workforce planning needs to be recognised as a business-driven process, which is a fundamental component of organisational strategic planning.

This course will enable participants to demystify what strategic workforce planning is and to understand and apply its key elements. It will provide participants with a framework and methodology that can be adapted to suit the particular context of their organisation. Using extensive examples the course will enable participants to systematically identify and mitigate business and workforce risks and to develop a strategic workforce plan for their organisation.


This course is valuable for teams involved in strategic workforce planning including workforce planners, HR generalists, business partners, analysts, senior leaders, corporate planners and operational managers.

*Please note: participants are required to bring a calculator.

Learning outcomes

Following the training you will be able to:

  • Define strategic workforce planning and all of its elements
  • Argue the business case for the value that strategic workforce planning provides to organisations
  • Design and apply a strategic workforce planning process appropriate to the context of their organisation, enabling the development of a tailored strategic workforce plan
  • Articulate the different skills sets needed for effective strategic workforce planning

Course format 

This course runs for two days and is interactive with workbook content and learning activities provided and utilising case studies to aid the learning.

Duration: 2 days

CPD Points: 14

States: QLD; NSW; ACT; VIC

AHRI Members: $1,550.00

Non-member: $1,750.00

Enquiries: 03 9918 9230 /


Corporate in-house training

This course can be customised and delivered in-house, for up to 12 people, for a more cost-effective solution. To find out more, email our Corporate Accounts Team at or call 1300 239 978.

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