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Certificate IV in Human Resources (BSB41015) online

Course Code BSB41015

Accreditation Nationally Recognised

Study Mode 100% Online

Course Duration Maximum 24 months

  • Study how long you want, when you want
  • Fit your study time around your lifestyle
  • No need to attend scheduled classes or tutorials
  • No strict or unreasonable deadlines to meet

Get into Human Resources with a nationally recognised Certificate IV

This qualification is tailor-made for people wanting to kickstart their career in HR. 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.

Studying the Certificate IV in Human Resources will open up opportunities

  • A fast track for potential 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 Human Resources Management or Leadership and Management.

If you currently have 2-5 years workplace experience, are managing others or soon will be, and want to achieve a Management or Senior Management HR position, a better choice of qualification is the Diploma in Human Resources Management

Course Details

Get job-ready with industry relevant units designed to help you succeed

As a result of completing your Certificate IV in Human Resources, you’ll be able to support a range of core people management skills and strategies, based on the following accredited units of competency:
There are 10 required units of competency.

BSBHRM403 Support Performance Management Processes
BSBHRM404 Review Human Resources 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
BSBLDR403 Lead Team Effectiveness
BSBWRT401 Write Complex Documents
BSBRES401 Analyse and Present Research Information
BSBWOR501 Manage Personal Work Priorities and Professional Development

Our courses are 100% online and are self-paced.

This means you can choose to study on a more intense time schedule, or just fit it around your lifestyle when you can.
Generally, our courses may be completed in around 12 months with a full-time study load or in 12-24 months on a part-time study load. This will depend on the course itself, the number of units, amount of elective content you choose to complete and your own schedule and learning style. At CAL, we allow a generous 24-month standard course enrolment duration so you have the freedom to study at your own pace.

We provide engaging tutorials, industry-relevant assessments and work-ready learning outcomes.

  • Complete the course your way – at your own time, pace and convenience
  • You win from the start with no classes, no rush hour dash or parking hassles
  • Tutorials are easily navigated and the order can be adapted to your priorities
  • Unit quizzes serve to demonstrate knowledge obtained
  • You receive a personal learning plan and regular feedback and personal assistance from our experienced facilitators
  • Learning occurs on the job and you can apply your knowledge while you study for immediate results

Depending on your current skills and amount of experience you have, you may qualify for Recognition of Prior Learning and be eligible for course acceleration.

Build your career with a diploma

This course offers pathways to further study with entry into:

There are no formal prerequisite study requirements.

In order to succeed in our online qualifications, our students are required to:

  • Be 18 years or older at the time of registration
  • Demonstrate the required level of competency in English language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills

The required level of competency in English LLN skills for Diploma and Certificate IV qualifications is ACSF Level 3.

To ensure you have the ACSF skills necessary to commence study with us, you may be required to complete an LLN test if English is not your first language and you do not hold any nationally recognised Australian qualifications.
Upon enrolment, all students will also be assessed over time by their learning coach for their language, literacy and numeracy skills. Where these levels fall below the requisite ACSF standard for the qualification, the coach will advise the student of the remedial options open to them. This may involve additional support or withdrawal of enrolment and refund of fees paid.
Please refer to the relevant CAL Policies and the Student Handbook for full details of the entry-level requirements procedure.

While there is no formal prerequisite study required to enter this qualification, it is beneficial for students to have some relevant industry experience to assist with the learning application required for this course. This may have been obtained through formal and/or informal training, work experience and life experience.


Technical Requirements

You will need regular access to a laptop, desktop computer or another device with the following:

  • An adequate and reliable internet connection
  • At least the equivalent of Microsoft Office, with word-processing capabilities and spreadsheets (eg: Google Docs, iWork, etc)
  • A PDF Reader installed

Get credit for demonstrated skills and knowledge

If you have extensive experience in the industry with a high level of knowledge, competency and ability, you may be eligible for RPL.
This process may enable you to get unit credits for competencies you’ve already demonstrated so you can fast-track your qualification.

Learn more about Recognition of Prior Learning here or contact us to see what you might qualify for.

CAL Offer flexible payment plans to suit any budget

At The College for Adult Learning, we understand 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 that can suit any lifestyle or budget.

Payment Plan Payment Amount Payment Plan Length Total Amount Paid
Discounted Upfront Payment $2495 One Payment* $2495
12 x Monthly Payments $235 12 Months $2820
52 x Weekly Payments $55 12 Months $2860
18 x Monthly Payments $160 18 Months $2880
78 x Weekly Payments $37 18 Months $2886

*Please note: The College for Adult Learning’s obligations as an RTO include taking actions to protect your fees. These protections exist to ensure that you can enrol with confidence. The principal protection which is provided to you is a pre-paid fee limit; CAL will never require you to pay more than $1,500 in advance and will never allow your advance payment balance to rise above $1,500.

In conformance with the protections, you will only be required to pay $1495 at the time of registration, with a $60 recurring monthly payment debited for the next 17 months (final payment of $40). This amounts to a total fee of $2495.

FEE-HELP and VET Loans

In order to maintain the high quality training we’re so proud of, we are not affiliated with FEE-HELP schemes or VET Student Loans, and remain a Fee For Service provider.
We understand the financial pressure and concerns that come with undertaking study, so we keep our prices highly competitive and offer flexible payment plans to suit all budgets and lifestyles.

Don’t hesitate to contact us on 1300 907 870 to discuss a flexible plan that suits your budget

Course Outcomes

Get a nationally recognised and respected qualification

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


  • In Human Resources, hiring decision makers consider the real quality of your qualifications. Your qualification needs to stack up to the level of your experience as represented by you CV.
  • The Certificate IV in Human Resources is recognised as the entry-level certification for employment as an HR officer or for undertaking part of the Human Resources function
  • The demand HR professionals in Australia is now on the rise.
  • At the HR Manager level, salaries range from $75K to $150K p.a.
  • HR Consultants earn from $60K to $150K p.a.
  • Experienced HR professionals at the director or senior manager level can earn between $120K and $400K p.a.
  • At the most senior levels, HR professionals are currently earning as much as $500K p.a.
  • A qualification you can trust to start your career in Human Resources Management.

Acheiving a Certificate IV in Human Resources online thorugh the College for Adult Learning will provide you with the core knowledge and skills required to work in a range of support positions in Human Resources Management.

Essential skills for the modern HR professional

This course will challenge you, make you think and take you beyond the ‘old fashioned’ paradigm of HR as ‘personnel management’. You will enter into the new, exciting and stimulating world of the modern HR Professional.

Research conducted by Dave Ulrich (consistently named as the most influential person in HR in publications across the globe) and his colleagues tell us that HR should:

  • Turn outside business trends and stakeholder expectations into internal actions – Focus on both business results and human capital improvement
  • Target both individual ability and organisation capabilities
  • Understand that HR is not about an isolated activity (a training, communication, staffing or compensation program) but sustainable and integrated solutions
  • Respect heritage, while shaping a future
  • Attend to both day-to-day administrative processes and long-term strategic practices.

Research in Australia by the AHRI combined with Ulrich’s work determines that the 21st century HR Professional needs to learn to be:

  • Strategically focused and Business Driven with a sound understanding of the business, and the operational environment. Then develops a HR strategy that engages the workforce and meets both current and future needs.
  • A Stakeholder manager who understands and builds relationships and provides services and support in the ongoing management of human capital
  • Capability builders who work to develop the capacity and capability of others within the organisation
  • Expert and credible practitioners who use and apply their expertise to add value to the business; creatively developing and pushing boundaries to break new ground and advance new concepts within a strong ethical framework.
  • Managers and professionals who understand the processes associated with change, and how to affect change with minimum apprehension
  • Technology advocates who can proactively use technology for strategic HRM
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