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Headstart your HR career here with the most current Certificate IV in Human Resources available online in Australia

CAL’s career Headstart options make it easy for you to really get going in your career. Let’s start by asking – Who Are You?

  • CAL’s Headstart Cert IV program is suitable for those new to HR as well as HR Officers, payroll officers and others looking to move into a high job-demand career. The Certificate IV in Human Resources is recognised in Australia as the entry-level certification for anyone seeking employment as a HR officer, for any part of the HR function (eg: Payroll, OHS), or in a supporting role to a HR Professional or Manager.
  • Recognition of Prior Learning– If you have a current and established career and feel you have a good understanding of human resources, then RPL – (that is recognition of prior learning) may be the option for you. Talk to CAL’s course advisors for the quickest pathway to RPL. Or click here for more on RPL.
  • A fast track for promotion
  • Better salary prospects
  • Industry respect and acknowledgement
  • Knowledge and impact within a respected and growing segment
  • The security of a credible qualification that leads to a Diploma in HRM or Management

The College for Adult Learning understands that not all students are in a position to pay for their studies Upfront. For this reason we offer flexible weekly or monthly payment plans.

Payment PlanPayment AmountPayment Plan LengthTotal Amount Paid
Full Payment Upfront$1795One Payment$1795
3 Monthly Payments$620Three Months$1860
6 Monthly Payments$320Six Months$1920
12 Monthly Payments$17012 Months$2040
52 Weekly Payments$4052 Weeks$2080

Feel free to contact us on 1300 907 870 to discuss a flexible plan that suits your budget.

The world of work continues to shift its focus to a knowledge based economy. As a result the value of people is becoming recognised as the most critical asset in a business, and often its only true competitive advantage.

The management of an organisation’s Human Resources has always been an essential business operation but now, in the 21st century it is also becoming strategic in its own right and the demand for HR professionals is increasing exponentially.

Once a desire to work with people would secure you a job in HR. Now HR qualifications are used as a means to benchmark skills and knowledge and as such, it is becoming mandatory to show a credible qualification on your CV.

I feel I’ve become a more valuable employee and a more efficient manager. – David Clarke

The Certificate IV in Human Resources is recognised as the entry-level certification for employment as a HR officer or for undertaking part of the HR function.

The demand for HR professionals in Australia is now on the rise. The Australian Government’s Job Outlook website is signalling strong jobs growth for human resources managers for the next few years, with high salaries and full-time positions common.

The current average salary for a HR manager or consultant is $60,000 to $150,000 pa.

In HR, hiring decision makers pay close attention to the quality of your qualifications. You can relax knowing CAL’s Certificate IV in Human Resources Management is a fully recognised advanced qualification.

Achieving a Certificate IV in Human Resources online through the College for Adult Learning will set you on a career in human resources providing you with the core knowledge and skills required to work in a range of support positions in Human Resources Management.

  • If you are currently have a minimum of 5 years workplace experience, are managing others or soon will be, and want to achieve a Management or Senior Management HR position, then you would choose the Diploma in Human Resources Management.
  • If you want to really fast track your HR career and you are keen to learn, have excellent grounding yet limited work experience – you could save time and money by choosing a dual qualification where you complete both the Certificate IV and Diploma back to back.

It’s your career so you want to be confident you are making the right decision. Our Career Advisors are readily available and happy to talk to you with quality advice on the best course option for your level of experience.  

I found the CAL course a fantastic experience. The facilitator was engaging, interesting, extremely knowledgeable and had a great sense of humour which made the learning so much more enjoyable. – Maree Lawrences

What a great experience. The facilitator was extremely knowledgeable and the wider team always willing to help. – Jenny Maiolo – Worksafe

To undertake this qualification prospective students are required to have successfully completed year 12 or its equivalent and/or successful completion of a language, literacy and numeracy test.

There is no formal prerequisite study required to enter this qualification however, it is recommended that individuals have relevant industry experience to assist with the learning application required for this course. This may have been obtained through formal and informal training, work experience and/or life experience.

Entry for mature age students is determined on a minimum of 5 years recent, relevant industry experience.

Upon enrolment all students will be assessed for their language, literacy and numeracy skills. Where these levels fall below the requisite standard for the qualification a learning coach will advise the student of the remedial options open to them. This may involve a withdrawal of enrolment and refund of fees paid.

Please refer to the student handbook for full details of the entry level requirements procedure.

At the end of CAL’s program you will understand

  1. RECRUITMENT How to recruit and select the best talent for your organisation
  2. PERFORMANCE Strategies to assist managers and staff to implement performance management meetings
  3. INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS All about industrial relations legislation in Australia and the ongoing obligations your organisation has to their employees
  4. NETWORKING The importance of and how to contribute to HR related networks
  5. REPORTING How to prepare and write complex reports for management and other stakeholders
  6. CUSTOMER SERVICE Understanding that everyone is a customer and strategies to provide excellent service to all HR customers
  7. WORK RELATIONSHIPS HR is all about relationships. Learn how to build strong, sustainable work relationships.
  8. WORK, HEALTH AND SAFETY Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs.

Each unit in the CAL Certificate IV HR is designed and developed by Michael Meere our HRM specialist. Michael has worked in HRM for more than 30 years, In that time he has both trained and educated many of the HRM professionals working in Australia today. As well as this program, Michael delivers undergraduate and post graduate qualifications in HRM.

CAL’s HR qualification comprises ten units carefully selected by Michael to provide you with the critical skills you will need to be a HR professional of exceptional quality.

Even if you are currently changing careers, returning to work or not yet working in HR, CAL assists you further by providing comprehensive case studies that you can use to practice and apply your new skills, (just like you would at work), so you’ll get all the experience you need to hit the ground running in your new position.

“Professional staff, both in customer service and course delivery. Would recommend to anyone thinking about progressing their skills in their area of expertise or simply looking to learn new skills.”

Mark Wass – Service Works

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