Certificate IV in Human Resources

Course Code: BSB41013

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Become a Qualified HR Professional

The BSB41013 Certificate IV in Human Resources is a nationally recognised and accredited Australian human resources qualification. It is suitable if you are starting or developing your career in human resources and need training to pursue more roles and opportunities across Australia.


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Where Can the Certificate IV in Human Resources Take Your Career?

The BSB41013 Certificate IV in Human Resources will give you the skills you need to perform key human resource tasks and activities with confidence. Nationally recognised human resource training will help you work towards your goal of becoming a:

  • Human Resources Officer, Assistant, or Coordinator
  • Payroll Officer
  • Recruitment Officer
  • Administration Officer
  • Executive Personal Assistant
  • Or a range of other professional roles

Course Delivery

This course is delivered through Online Learning. This popular and effective delivery method allows you to study from anywhere, including major cities like Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and Perth AND regional or remote areas of Australia. Online study also means you can work at your own pace, at times most convenient to you.

Course Duration: You will have up to 12 months to complete the assessments for this course. As there are no fixed semesters or training dates, you can start training at any time throughout the year.

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What Will You Learn During the Human Resources Course?

If you want to become an important part of human resource management in the workplace, then the Certificate IV in Human Resources is the course for you! This course will help you develop a solid foundation of practical human resources skills and abilities you can use in the workplace.

During your HR course you will learn important human resource management skills in areas such as performance management, staff recruitment, staff selection and induction, industrial relations, risk management, and work place health and safety.

Reach your goals with the Certificate IV in Human Resources!

Course Outline & Structure

Nominal Hours: The course has nominal study load of 294 hours. This equals approximately 6 hours per week over 12 months, but you can work at your own pace and complete the course faster if you wish!

Assessment Methods: The course is assessed through written questions, practical assessments and case studies.

BSB41013 Course Units

The Certificate IV in Human Resources BSB41013 is comprised of 10 units – 6 core units and 4 electives. Our Certificate IV in HR elective units have been carefully chosen to ensure they meet the needs of a wide range of jobs requiring human resources skills.

Core Units include (6 total):

BSBHRM403B – Support performance management processes
BSBHRM404A – Review human resources functions
BSBHRM405A – Support the recruitment, selection and induction of staff
BSBWHS401A – Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements
BSBWOR401A – Establish effective workplace relationships
BSBWRK411A – Support employee and industrial relations procedures

Electives (complete 4 of 4):

BSBADM405B – Organise meetings
BSBINN301A – Promote innovation in a team environment
BSBRES401A – Analyse and present research information
BSBRSK401A – Identify risk and apply risk management processes

This course shares a number of units with qualifications such as the Certificate IV in Business Administration.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal prerequisites for this qualification, however it is preferred that students:

  • Are 18 years or older
  • Have sound language and literacy skills (at least Year 10 English and Maths, or equivalent)
  • Hold a Certificate III in Business OR some relevant industry experience
  • Have basic computer skills preferably with Microsoft Word and Excel

It is ideal if students can access a workplace to complete workplace-based assessments. Where students do not have access to a workplace, they may complete these assessments using simulated workplace activities included with the course.

Training Resources

To support you in your studies Inspire will provide:

  • Online Course Materials and Resources
  • Multimedia Learning Resources and Simulated Workplace Environment
  • Online Forums and Student Community
  • Ongoing Trainer Support via Phone and Student Messaging System

To complete your studies you will need to have access to:

  • A computer (PC or Mac) with Internet (ADSL 2+ and Google Chrome is recommended)
  • Latest Adobe Flash Player
  • Latest Adobe Acrobat Reader (Essential for Mac Users)
  • Microsoft Word, Excel & Powerpoint 97 or later
  • Video recording equipment (e.g. mobile phone or video recorder) OR access to a supervisor to observe presentations
  • At least 2 people to provide feedback on presentations

Qualification Pathways

The Certificate IV in HR is suitable for anyone looking to further their education in the business industry, and seeking to gain knowledge of human resources procedures.

Once enrolled in this course you may also consider additional training to complement your HR skills:

The Certificate IV in HR also enables entry into the:

  • BSB50207 Diploma of Business
  • BSB50613 Diploma of Human Resources Management

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

RPL is available to any learner who can provide evidence of competency for the units offered within the qualification. See the RPL Guide for more information on this process and how to apply.

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