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Certificate IV in Human Resources (BSB41015)

Course summary

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who work in a range of support positions in human resources management. In smaller companies they may work across all human resources functional areas and in larger companies they may be assigned responsibilities in units or business areas focused on discrete human resources functions, such as remuneration, workforce planning or human resources information systems.

Course details

Course Type Qualification
Student Availability
  • - Domestic
Application Mode
  • Direct To University
How to Apply Please Enquire
Study Area
  • - Business, Accounting and Law
Skill Area
  • - Business Services
AQF Level Level 4: Certificate IV

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course however, a Certificate III in Business qualification or equivalent demonstrated vocational experience is recommended.

BSB41015 Certificate IV in Human Resources requires an introductory knowledge base in human resources and students must be able to demonstrate a range of business/administrative skills (such as literacy/numeracy and computer skills) to ensure that human resources functions are effectively conducted in an organisation or business area.

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

Possible job outcomes include: Human resources assistant; Human resources coordinator; Human resources officer and Payroll officer.

Course Structures

Please select a Course Structure from the options below:

Standard Course Structure

Core Units
BSBHRM403 Support performance management process
BSBHRM404 Review human resource functions
BSBHRM405 Support the recruitment, selection and induction of staff
BSBLDR402 Lead effective workplace relationships
BSBWHS401 Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements
BSBWRK411 Support employee and industrial relations procedures
Elective Units
BSBADM405 Organise meetings
BSBCUS402 Address customer needs
BSBHRM501 Manage human resource services
BSBHRM506 Manage recruitment selection and induction processes
BSBRES401 Analyse and present research information
BSBWRT401 Write complex documents
Study Sequence
Students must study the core units before elective units. It is recommended that students adhere to the following sequence for studying the core units:
The elective units can be studied in any order.

Course Assessment Information

Assessment Types
Written/Electronic Assessment

Course Availabilities

Distance Education

Enrolments are taken throughout the year on a continuous basis.

Duration and dates
12 months

This course is available by Distance Education.

Ten (10) units must be successfully completed - six (6) core units and four (4) electives.


Distance students require strong self motivation and must have 4-6 hours per week available for study for each unit. This course is self paced so students must have sound literacy and numeracy skills. This course is delivered by distance education so students must have access to a computer and the internet. Students are allocated 13 weeks from enrolment to complete each unit.

2018 Unit Availabilities

Unit availabilities have not yet been finalised for this course.

Please check this page regularly for updates.

Related Courses

Course code Course name Short Course
BSB30115 Certificate III in Business No
BSB40215 Certificate IV in Business No
BSB50215 Diploma of Business No
BSB50615 Diploma of Human Resources Management No

Contact Us

To apply, or to find out more about this course, contact the Student Advice Team on 13 27 86.

What else might I find useful?

Financial assistance with fees may be available through concessions or via ‘Time to Pay’ payment plan. This and other information such as student support, study and library assistance can be found at

Is what I already know taken into account?

Yes. Your history of study, skills and experience does matter. Consideration is given to your prior life and work experiences as well as formal and informal training. This may be applied using the national standard for Mutual Recognition or through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Documentary evidence will be requested.