Learn the fundamental human resources skills you need to work in the field

*No longer accepting enrolments for this course*

Do you like helping others by making sure they have everything they need for their job? Have you been thinking of a career change? If you answered yes then our Certificate IV in Human Resources can help you to achieve your goals.

Although not mandatory, you’ll benefit from experience in an administrative or support role, or a Certificate III in Business or similar. But the motivation to learn new skills to build your career is more relevant!

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  • National Code

    BSB41015

  • Course duration

    Complete your course within 6 to 12 months

  • Nationally recognised

    Registered Training Organisation
    [RTO 40766]

  • Prerequisites

    None

  • Delivery Mode

    Online

Our students find jobs in all areas of industry. Career opportunities that exist relating to this course include:

  • Payroll Officer
  • Office Administration Assistant
  • Senior Payroll Officer
  • Services Scheduling Coordinators
  • Human Resources Administrator

Modules

  • Supporting HR functions

  • BSBHRM403 Support performance-management processes
  • BSBHRM404 Review human resources functions
  • BSBHRM405 Support the recruitment, selection and induction of staff
  • Understanding policy and relationships

  • BSBWHS401 Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements
  • BSBLDR402 Lead effective workplace relationships
  • BSBWRK411 Support employee and industrial relations procedures
  • Finding and keeping candidates

  • BSBHRM513 Manage workforce planning
  • BSBREL401 Establish networks
  • Recruiting staff and identifying risks

  • BSBRSK401 Identify risk and apply risk management processes
  • BSBLDR403 Lead team effectiveness

Once you've finished your Certificate IV in Human Resources with Open Training Institute you may be eligible for credit towards some university courses, such as a bachelor’s degree. 

Credit is given when an education institution can determine that you’ve already completed the Unit of Competency taught in a part of a course they offer. Because of that, successfully applying for credit often allows you to finish a course more quickly. 

Credit for university-level courses

The Certificate IV in Human Resources may make you eligible for credit towards a university-level course that you’re interested in. If you’re thinking about studying a degree online, we recommend getting in touch with a Student Advisor at Open Universities by calling 13 OPEN (13 67 36).

Eligibility Criteria Eligibility Criteria

While there are no formal entry requirements for most of our online courses, it's a good idea to check what core skills will be helpful for this course.

Literacy, Language and Numeracy Assessment [LL&N]

To study our courses, you'll need:

  • Writing and typing skills to complete assessments, fill in forms and create documents
  • English language skills to read the online learning content, policies, procedures and business documents, as well as emails
  • Computer skills to use the online classroom, conduct online research, as well as receive and respond to emails

To provide greater confidence surrounding your ability to successfully complete this qualification, Open Training will provide you access to an online Language, Literacy and Numeracy assessment to make sure this qualification is suitable.

Computer requirements

Before you start your online study, you'll need access to your learning material, do your research, prepare and submit your assessment tasks and interact with your trainers and other students. To do that, you'll need:

  • A decent computer with high-speed internet access, a sound card, microphone and speakers.
  • An up-to-date operating system, such as Microsoft Vista or later or Mac Os X or later.
  • The latest version of any of these web browsers: Firefox [most compatible], Chrome or Safari
  • Microsoft Office or similar [eg. GoogleDocs or OpenOffice]
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • File compression/zip software
  • Access to email

Some courses have recommended textbooks that complement the online study material, but purchasing these texts is not compulsory.

Planning your study time

Our courses are designed to be completed within 6 to 12 months, depending on how quickly you want to gain your qualification. Here are some suggested timeframes:

Finish fast

Course duration: 6 months
Weekly hours: 15-20

Perfect life/work balance

Course duration: 12 months
Weekly hours: 7-10

Your online classroom

Study whenever you want in our innovative online classroom and help centre. Take a quick tour below.

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