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Certificate IV in Human Resources

  • Qualification:

    Certificate IV

  • Study mode:


  • Payment options:

    Payment plan
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    Self-paced; max 12 months

  • Start date:

    Anytime – start today!

  • Awarded by:

    Foundation Education (RTO 22557)

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This course meets Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government's National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that's recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.

What you'll learn

About this course

Happy staff means productive staff, so it pays to manage performance well. Whether you're interested in becoming a human resources manager, or you just want to direct your staff more effectively, this online Certificate IV in Human Resources (BSB41015) course will ensure you treat your talent like the asset they are.

You will learn the fundamentals of recruitment and remuneration, how to induct staff and what you need to do to keep developing your team as time goes on. Important aspects of human resources management include implementing workplace health and safety measures, supporting employees on industrial relations matters and encouraging professional development - and you can make your way through each of these areas at your own pace. Learn to identify individual strengths and skills so that you can utilise your human resources to their utmost potential.


To be eligible to undertake this course, applicants must have completed Year 12.

Areas of study

In this human resources course, the subjects you will study include:

Core units:

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

Elective units:

  • BSBWOR301 - Organise personal priorities and professional development
  • BSBLED401 - Develop teams and individuals
  • BSBCUS402 - Address customer needs
  • BSBADM405 - Organise meetings
RTO 22557
Foundation Education is one of the few Registered Training Organisations (RTO) in Australia who endeavours to deliver flexible online training solutions designed to fit their students’ lifestyles. Since 1999, they’ve been focused on providing excellence in Vocational Education and Training and building partnership networks that drive quality graduates across each industry, alongside their partner RTO, the Australian Institute of Personal Trainers (AIPT).

With more than 60 nationally recognised certificate and diploma level courses on offer, the Foundation Education difference means:

Flexible Online Study
Foundation Education’s courses are delivered online so you can study whenever and wherever suits you. This also gives you the flexibility to choose your course length – whether that be the full term of your course or as little as six months.

Dedicated Student Support
Foundation Education’s industry experienced Technical Advisors, Assessors and Support Officers will support you from enrolment through to graduation.

Industry Relevant Courses
Course material is developed in consultation with industry experts to equip you with the job-ready skills and up-to-date knowledge required to support your career goals.
Studying with Foundation Education, you will be supported by an experienced trainer currently working in the industry. You will receive ongoing and personalised support with your assignments and career goals, and have access to coaching and advice from industry professionals. With state-of-the-art technology, you will have access to your course materials 24/7, meaning you can truly study when and where you want.

Career outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Certificate IV in Human Resources (BSB41015) from Foundation Education.

Completion of this course will give you the tools and awareness you need to manage personnel and work in a range of human resources roles. Getting qualified in this area will validate your leadership credentials and prepare you to manage and recruit staff.

Potential career pathways include:

  • Human resources assistant
  • Human resources coordinator
  • Human resources administrator
  • Human resources officer
  • Payroll officer

Payment options & support

Finance options

Foundation Education offers a range of payment options to suit any budget:

  • Upfront payment - deposit + remaining course fee to be paid within 30 days
  • Payment plan - deposit + remaining course fee to be paid in instalments within 10 months
  • Rapid payment plan - deposit + remaining course fee to be paid in instalments within 4 months

Course fees include course delivery and assessment, study materials and dedicated student support services.

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