Certificate IV in Human Resources

Course Code: BSB41015

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Become a Qualified HR Professional

The BSB41015 Certificate IV in Human Resources is the latest 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.

This is the most current online HR course that supersedes the older Cert IV HR BSB41013 qualification.


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Where Can the BSB41015 Certificate IV in Human Resources Take Your Career?

The Certificate IV in Human Resources (BSB41015) 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
  • 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.

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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 Cert IV in HR (BSB41015) 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 BSB41015!

Course Outline & Structure

Expected Study Hours: The course has an expected study time of 624 hours. This equals approximately 12 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.

BSB41015 Course Units

The Certificate IV in Human Resources BSB41015 is comprised of 10 units – 6 core units and 4 electives. Our HR elective course 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):

BSBHRM403 – Support performance management processes
BSBHRM404 – Review human resources functions
BSBHRM405 – Support the recruitment, selection and induction of staff
BSBWHS401 – Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements
BSBLDR402 – Lead effective workplace relationships
BSBWRK411 – Support employee and industrial relations procedures

Electives (complete 4 of 4):

BSBADM405 – Organise meetings
BSBINN301 – Promote innovation in a team environment
BSBRES401 – Analyse and present research information
BSBRSK401 – Identify risk and apply risk management processes

This course shares a number of units with qualifications such as the BSB40515 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 or equivalent)
  • Have some relevant industry experience
  • Have basic computer skills preferably with Latest Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Obtain a Unique Student Identifier (USI)

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 (hardcopy available for an additional fee)
  • Multimedia and Simulated Learning Resources
  • Ongoing Trainer Support via Phone and Student Messaging System
  • Workplace Policies, Procedures, Templates and other Documentation
  • Access to Relevant Acts, Regulations and Standards

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

  • A computer (PC or Mac) with 5mbps+ Internet (ADSL 2+ and Google Chrome is recommended)
  • Latest Adobe Acrobat Reader (Essential for Mac Users)
  • Latest Microsoft Word, Excel & Powerpoint
  • Video recording equipment (e.g. mobile phone or video recorder) OR access to a supervisor to observe presentations
  • At least 3 other people to participate in role-plays to help complete assessment activities

Students will need access to a workplace to complete workplace-based assessments. Where the student does not have access to a workplace, they may complete these assessments using simulated workplace activities included with the course.

Qualification Pathways

The BSB41015 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:

  • BSB50215 Diploma of Business
  • BSB50615 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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