BSB40420 Certificate IV in Human Resource Management

Start your HR career today, at your own pace or with others

AHRI’s nationally-accredited BSB40420 Certificate IV in Human Resource Management program is designed for:

  • Aspiring HR professionals seeking the foundational skillset to start their career
  • HR professionals looking to expand their capabilities
  • Administrative staff responsible for HR functions within their workplace

Find out more by watching our information webinar hosed by AHRI’s HR Standards and Learning team

What you will learn

In this program, you will:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of the role HR plays in supporting the business strategy.
  • Learn how to source talent and link them to their organisation’s business goals.
  • Become aware of key workplace legislation as they relate to the employment cycle.
  • Learn how to ensure a safe and healthy workplace from experienced facilitators who are HR professionals.

The AHRI difference

In a recent NCVER Student Outcomes survey, AHRI was rated four points higher than other RTOs in student satisfaction (93% vs 89%) and over 98% were employed or enrolled in further study after the training.

Studying with the professional institute of HR practitioners means you get the best training, the best outcomes and, most of all, the best foundation for your journey towards HR certification later in your career.

Become an AHRI member to unlock the member enrolment rate for the program, and access the benefits of AHRI membership, including networking and member only news and content.

Start your HR career: Download the Program Guide

Have a question?

Call us on 1300 811 880 or contact us.

Want to train your team?

To find out more about in-house delivery for groups of five or more, contact us.

This is a nationally-accredited vocational program recognised throughout Australia. (RTO provider number: 110087)

Frequently asked questions

The enrolment fees for the program depend on your choice of study mode (either Distance or Virtual Workshop mode) and study duration. The different enrolment fees are listed here on our website. AHRI members receive a discount on enrolment fees.

AHRI accepts payment via credit card for enrolment fees.

There are three intakes of AHRI’s Certificate IV in Human Resources Management program each year. The 9-month program is offered in all three intakes (via Distance or Virtual Workshop mode). The program dates can be found here on our website.

At present, AHRI’s Certificate IV in Human Resources Management program is not available on-demand. There are three intakes of the program offered at specific times throughout the year. The 9-month program is offered in all three intakes (via Distance or Virtual Workshop mode). The program dates can be found here on our website.

AHRI members receive significant discounts on enrolments fees in the Certificate IV in Human Resources Management program. Not yet a member? Join today.

You can choose to study AHRI’s Certificate IV in Human Resources Management program via Distance or Virtual Workshop mode over a study period of 9-months.

Students who select Virtual Workshop mode attend seven full-day, facilitator-led virtual workshops (via platforms such as Zoom) throughout the study period. These virtual workshops are designed to deliver the content of the program topics in an environment where peer discussion takes place. They provide an opportunity for interactive learning and are an ideal way to form new professional networks.

Students who select Distance mode are self-directed and can study at a different pace. Distance mode is a popular option for those that are unable to be absent from work to attend the full-day virtual workshops. The content of the program is covered via seven one-hour topic webinars throughout the program. There are also seven one-hour virtual check-in sessions hosted by a facilitator to provide students an opportunity to ask questions about the course content and assessment tasks.

For more information on the differences between Distance and Virtual Workshop mode, refer to the Program Information guide which can be downloaded from our website.

If you have existing qualifications or experience, you could be eligible to receive credit towards the outcomes of the program through skills recognition. There are two types of skills recognition: Credit Transfer (CT) and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Credit Transfer applies when a student has already met the learning / competency outcomes of the Certificate IV in Human Resources Management program through previous formal learning. Alternatively, skills and knowledge gained informally through life and work experience – which meet the competency requirements of VET training – can be formally recognised through Recognition of Prior Learning. To assess your eligibility for CT or RPL and make an application, visit this page on our website.

AHRI does not currently offer a Diploma of Human Resources. For experienced HR professionals with at least five years’ HR experience, or HR graduates with at least two years’ HR experience, we offer the AHRI Practising Certification (APC) program which is equivalent to an AQF Level 8 postgraduate certificate level, providing you advanced entry into Masters of HR or MBA qualifications. To learn more about the APC program, visit this page on our website. You may also be interested in AHRI’s suite of short courses – click here to learn more.

The updated BSB40420 release includes 8 units of competency which are equivalent to the previous package, but have been refreshed and updated to align with updated industry practices.  4 units of competency are new and have been designed to complement the existing package design. 2 units of competency have been archived in the current packaging rules (some of which have been integrated into new units of competency).  Overall, AHRI’s Certificate IV has increased from 6 topics of study to 7 topics of study and the course now has a total of 12 competencies, up from 10 in the BSB41015 package. New elective competencies that are not covered in the BSB41015 package include:

  • BSBCMM412      Lead difficult conversations
  • BSBOPS405         Organise business meetings
  • BSBTEC404          Use digital technologies to collaborate in a work environment
  • BSBHRM531       Coordinate health and wellness programs

We have extended the study period from 6 months to 9 months for both Virtual Workshop and Distance study modes.

Students who have completed the BSB41015, and wish to upgrade at a later date, will be eligible for Credit Transfer for a number of units. Contact our Member and Student Support team to enquire about your eligibility for credit transfer at [email protected]  or call (03) 9918 9230. Note: Credit Transfer applications with supporting documents must be submitted before the close of enrolment for each intake.