Certificate IV in Human Resources

General Description: 

This qualification is suitable for individuals working in a range of human resources management positions. Job roles could include human resources assistants, human resources coordinators, human resources administrators and payroll officers.

Workplace responsibilities would be determined at a workplace level. Some smaller business may require employees to work across all aspects of human resources. In larger companies, individuals may just have responsibility for a singular aspect of human resources such as remuneration.

Career Opportunities: 

  • Human resource office
  • line manager
  • clerk with human resource responsibilities
  • payroll officer.
  • Course Duration: 

    Ordinarily this study course takes between 0.5 months-1 year in order to complete, dependent upon your own personal circumstances and also the mode of study that you opt for. For example, if you do this program online and continually commit time to complete the projects and assignments each week you may finish the course well before schedule.

    Method of Study: 

    In-class study provides a structured studying experience and conventional face-to-face contact with your trainers, tutors, lecturers and peers. Online, Correspondence and Distance Education training courses give you the ability to study from just about anywhere, at any time when! This is great should you need flexibility and aren't able to commit to taking part in regular classroom sessions. You have the ability to study at your own tempo and finish your study course based on your own agenda. Contact us today to confirm which study technique may perhaps suit you best.

    Course Category: 

    This particular course falls within the Business, Management & Finance type of training programs. Business and commerce is the study of the principle plus practice associated with planning, guiding, organising, motivating and co-ordinating the human and material resources of private and public organizations and institutions. It features the promoting and supply of products and services as well as personal development. The main objective connected with this particular field of instruction is to improve a comprehension of the theory along with practice of decision making and also policy creation, organisational development, planning, economic management, in addition to the promotion and selling of products and services. Some of the training courses provided in this category involve: Accounting, Business, Management, Sales and Marketing, Office Studies, Banking, Finance and Commerce to name a few.


    There are no pre-requisites for entry to this qualification. There are preferred pathways for candidates considering this qualification.

    Recognition of Prior Learning: 

    Recognition is available (on application) to students with prior skills, experience, knowledge or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training, in a related area. Recognition may reduce the duration of your studies. To apply for RPL, please contact us today at to obtain a RPL Kit and submit documentation in portfolio form for evaluation by AusCHS assessors(Subjective to evidence provide, mapped and assessed against the required unit/s of competency)


    Competency determination is made after all relevant evidence is gathered. AusCHS is receptive to evidence gathered from a variety of sources including our own assessment processes. AusCHS assessment processes include:

    • Recognition of Prior Learning/Credit Transfer
    • Written/Oral Questions
    • Written reports/Portfolio Assessments
    • Scenarios
    • Role Plays
    • Projects

    When you finish this course you may apply for advanced standing in BSB50615 Diploma of Human Resources Management.


    Total number of units = 10

    6 core units plus
    4 elective units , of which:

  • at least 2 units must be from the elective units listed below
  • up to 2 units may be from an accredited course or any endorsed Training Package at Certificate III level or above.
    Elective units must be relevant to the work environment and the qualification, maintain the integrity of the AQF alignment and contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.

    Core Units

    BSBHRM403 Support performance-management processes

    BSBHRM404 Review human resources functions

    BSBHRM405 Support the recruitment, selection and induction of staff

    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

    Elective Units

    BSBADM405 Organise meetings

    BSBCMM401 Make a presentation

    BSBCUS402 Address customer needs

    BSBCUS403 Implement customer service standards

    BSBFIA302 Process payroll

    BSBFIA402 Report on financial activity

    BSBINM401 Implement workplace information system

    BSBINN301 Promote innovation in a team environment

    BSBITU304 Produce spreadsheets

    BSBITU401 Design and develop complex text documents

    BSBITU402 Develop and use complex spreadsheets

    BSBITU404 Produce complex desktop published documents

    BSBLDR403 Lead team effectiveness

    BSBLED401 Develop teams and individuals

    BSBREL401 Establish networks

    BSBRES401 Analyse and present research information

  • Course Fees: 

    Smart and Skilled Student Fees (Only for NSW residents)

    The cost of this course will vary based on your eligibility for a Smart and Skilled Student Fee. Eligibility criteria can be found on the Smart and Skilled website or you can call us on 1300 600 888 for further information and advice.

    First qualification- $1570

    Second qualification- $1830

    Concession- $240

    Exemption- $0

    Trainees: from 2016 if you are starting a traineeship that is on the NSW Skills List, your Smart and Skilled fee for the whole qualification will not be more than $1,000.

    The fees indicated above are based on students being approved for training subsidised by the NSW Government. Students can pay their fee upfront or undertake a AUSCHS's Instalment Plan which will commence at the time of enrolment.

    Fee For Service - $4600
    Payment Plans Available**
    **conditions apply