Program structure

Program structure for Certificate IV in Human Resource Management

The BSB40420 Certificate IV in Human Resource Management program reflects the role of individuals who work in a range of support positions in human resources and requires completion of the following 7 topics.

Topics covered:


Assessment in the Certificate IV in Human Resource Management program is competency based and requires both knowledge and skills to be formally assessed. Each topic of study consists of two compulsory assessment components:

  • Part A: Written assessment task; and
  • Part B: Workplace Report (& Third party Sign off) OR Workplace Replacement Report

There are no pre-requisites for entry into the Certificate IV in Human Resource Management program. However, if you are not currently working in an HR-related role, AHRI strongly encourages study via Virtual Workshop delivery.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

AHRI professional members, Certified HR Practitioners and Certified HR Academics are required to undertake continuing professional development (CPD) to maintain their HR certification and AHRI professional membership.

48 CPD Points are awarded upon completion of the BSB40420 Certificate IV in Human Resources Management.

Support for you

Throughout the program, you will have access to

  • An academic coordinator for assessments and workbook related questions, and
  • An online student forum to share questions, ideas and collaborate with others during the course.

For more information on student support, assessments and learning materials, download the Online Service Standards.

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

Complaints and Appeals

AHRI seeks to ensure all participants are satisfied with their educational program. If you have a concern with an aspect of your study program or decisions made in relation to your studies, these can be resolved through AHRI’s Complaints and Appeals Policy and Procedure. AHRI’s Complaints and Appeals Policy and Procedure is available on the AHRI website, in Course Handbooks and on the Student Portal to inform learners of their rights and what they can expect from AHRI when managing their complaints and or appeals.

Download the Policy and Procedure document

Online Service Standards

Service standards are intended to ensure students get the support they need in any subject or qualification they study online. These standards can assist to manage student and academic expectations and ensure those studying online have similar access to the standards and levels of communication as those studying in the traditional classroom environment.

Download the AHRI Online Service Standards