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Certificate IV in Human Resource Management (BSB40420)

Kickstart Your Career in Human Resource Management

Build a strong foundation for your HR career with the online Certificate IV in Human Resources. Learn to shift from tactical to strategic thinking and create a positive company culture that fosters happy employees.

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Part-time: Approx. 12 months. Full-time: Approx. 8 months.
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Course Overview

Course Modules

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Career Outcomes

  • Human Resource Administrator
  • Human Resource Assistant
  • Payroll Supervisor

Course Fees Include

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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

Course Entry Requirements

There are no formal prerequisite study requirements, however in order to succeed in your studies all 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 skills, The required level of competency in English language, literacy and numeracy skills for Diploma level qualifications is ACSF Level 3

About The Course

Get Qualified in Human Resource Management Quickly, Easily and Affordably.

As company culture becomes more and more important – those in HR need to shift their thinking from tactical to strategic as workers are changing jobs more often than ever before. The Certificate IV in Human Resource is an online course that will set up your growth for any role in the human resource department as you lay the foundation of building a happy and healthy workplace where employees arrive with a smile on their face.

The Certificate IV in Human Resource Management (BSB40420) Online, with its comprehensive flexible online courses, will teach you what you need to know to succeed in the human resource industry. Learn to lead effective workplace relationships, implement policies and procedures, address customer needs, balance personal work priorities and professional development, write complex documents, support management processes, and human resource initiatives, lead team effectiveness by supporting learning and development, and implement and monitor WHS policies, manage employee relationships and supporting performance management duration and much more.

Free one-year AHRI Associate Membership

CAL is excited to offer students studying the Human Resources Certificate IV or Pathway Package a full rebate for a FREE one-year AHRI Associate (full fee) Membership, valued at $396.

As an associate member, you’ll have access to valuable resources to support your studies, be able to join programs and events to help you become job-ready, and attend free member-only networking forums to build your professional network and learn about specialist HR topics. Terms and Conditions apply.

Flexible study options to suit you

  • 100% online, self-paced
  • Fit your study around your lifestyle – not the other way around
  • Study for how long you want, when you want
  • No need to attend scheduled classes or tutorials
  • No strict or unreasonable deadlines to meet
  • Payment plans that can be tailored to your budget
  • Generous 24-month enrolment period, with free course extension and deferral options

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 Resource Management (BSB50320).

Study from just $37 per week

We understand that you need straightforward course fees. We offer transparent payment plans as well as discounted upfront options for our courses. You will see your complete schedule of fees before you make a payment.


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