Certificate IV in Human Resource Management

BSB40420 Certificate IV in Human Resource Management (CRICOS 105188K)

Course overview

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who work in a range of human resources roles. The job roles that relate to this qualification may include Human Resources Officer, Human Resources Coordinator and Payroll Officer.

Responsibilities are likely to be determined at a workplace level. Some smaller organisations may require employees to work across all aspects of human resources. In larger organisations, individuals may support a single human resources function.

For the latest release of the qualification and packaging rules can be found at the following link: https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/BSB40420

Employment pathway

Human Resources Officer, Human resources coordinator, Payroll Officer

Entry requirements

  • Students are required to be at least 18 years of age at the time of course commencement
  • Students are required to have an English level at least IELTS 5.5 or equivalent
  • Students are required to have completed year 12 (or equivalent) or pass the Language/Literacy/Numeracy Test
  • Students who cannot provide both a minimum of a Year 12 Certificate (or equivalent) and a certified English score, or an AQF Certificate IV (or higher) to the level specified for the course will be required to undertake LLN testing prior to receiving an offer. These students must achieve at minimum: (Learning 2; Reading 3; Writing 3; Oral Communication 2; Numeracy 2)
  • Students are required to provide copies of certificates and transcripts
  • Students must have been released in PRISMS from their course provider unless they have completed a minimum of six months of the principal course

Course duration

This qualification will be delivered over 78 weeks (1,824 hours), including 54 weeks of training and assessment spread over 6 terms of 9 weeks each and 24 weeks of holidays.

Units of competency

Core Units

BSBHRM413 Support the learning and development of teams and individuals
BSBHRM411 Administer performance development processes
BSBHRM417 Support human resource functions and processes
BSBHRM412 Support employee and industrial relations
BSBHRM415 Coordinate recruitment and onboarding
BSBWHS411 Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs

Elective Units

BSBHRM528 Coordinate remuneration and employee benefits
BSBTWK401 Build and maintain business relationships
BSBLDR413 Lead effective workplace relationships
BSBHRM529 Coordinate separation and termination processes
BSBCMM411 Make presentations
BSBXCM401 Apply communication strategies in the workplace

Education pathways

Students who complete this course may wish to further their study into the BSB50320 Diploma of Human Resource Management or a range of Diploma qualifications.

Intake Dates


10 Jan 6 Jun 10 Oct
7 Mar 11 Jul 5 Dec
11 Apr 5 Sept


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