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Business Partner Certificate

Programme Overview

Our HR Business Partner Certificate is a 1 year programme focused on building your strategic HR skills so that you can deliver as a high impact HR Business Partner. It involves online modules, assignments and assessments.

Who should attend?

You’ll benefit most from the HR Business Partner Certificate if you are:

An experienced HR Advisor/Consultant wanting to prepare to move into an HRBP role

An HR Business Partner wanting a formal programme to build your skills and experience

In an HR role in a company moving to an HR Business Partnering model

What will you finish with?

The HR Business Partner Certificate is different from tertiary study as you need to be working in a role where you can apply what you’re learning, rather than covering theory. You’ll work through case studies and assessments to test you are applying what we’ve covered. Once you’ve completed your final assessment you will be awarded your certificate.

Apply for a place

The programme investment is $1,950 + GST.  

Just complete the online application to enrol. Fees must be paid when you enrol.

We will liaise with you if we don’t feel that your backgound meets the requirements for successful completion of the Certificate and disuss other training options.

You can choose which order you want to complete the modules. You can also choose to attend the HR Business Partner Summit

The Certiicate must be completed with 12 months, however you can defer completion by a further 6 months due to work or other circumstances.

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HR Business Partner Competency Assessment

To start the Certificate you’ll complete an individual assessment of where you think your skills and experience level are in the different areas covered by the programme. This is completed at the start and the end of the programme so that you can check you have grown your skills, and also for your ongoing development plan after you have finished the Certificate. You’ll also nominate 3 managers to complete a 360 to help you with identifying your strengths and where you could grow to be a high impact HRBP.

HR Strategy & Planning

As an HR Manager or Business Partner, you may be in charge of the HR Plan or Strategy for your portfolio or division.

You’ll finish this module with:


The on the job assignment involves reviewing HR strategy approaches and preparing an HR strategy for a case study organisation.


The modules you’ll complete

Attending Mediation

You may need to attend mediation to resolve ER issues while in an HR Business Partner role. This module will take you through

The on the job assignment involves preparing a real response and responding to what happens during mediation.


Complex ER Issues

Where you have responsibility for Employment Relations issues, this module will give you tools to deal with:

The on the job assignment involves advising a business on clauses, reviewing a bargaining document and preparing for a collective negotiation.


Settlements and PG’s

If you need to deal with exiting employees where issues have occurred, this module takes you through:

The on the job assignment involves responding to a PG claim, and drafting up a settlement offer.


Leading Change

This module takes you through using specific change tools through a case study so that you are fully prepared to drive change in your business including:

Your on the job assignment involves planning and reviewing a change initiative.

Choice of one of these modules:

Learning Strategy

In many middle sized organisations, capability and learning sits within the HR Business Partners remit.  This module covers different ways you can conduct a Training Needs Analysis (TNA), L&D frameworks for developing a programme and writing your L&D strategy and presenting to the executive team


Transformational Workplaces

Over the last few years at the HR Game C hanger Conference we have explored and discussed what the amazing companies are doing to transform.  This webinar covers case studies from around the world on:

Investigative Interviews

If you have to run an investigation - for example, where there is an allegation of serious misconduct, bullying or harassment - you need to know how to plan who you interview and how you interview them.

This Module takes you using the PEACE model, used by Police and Investigators, to ensure you plan a thorough and unbiased investigation, and get the information you need to evaluate what actually happened.

The on the job assignment involves analysing a case and planning your investigation.

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