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BSB41015 Certificate IV in Human Resources

Program structure for Certificate IV in HR

Important information:

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, AHRI must consider our duty of care to our students and facilitators. As such, we will be transitioning our scheduled workshops into a new ‘virtual workshop’ format, until it is deemed safe to run face-to-face workshops again.

The member experience will remain the same, with six full days of interactive education and professional post-workshop support as needed by all our students. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at or phone 1300 811 880.

Flexible learning

You can choose to study the BSB41015 Certificate IV in HR program part-time via virtual workshop or distance mode over a study period of six months. You can also opt for the 12-month distance learning option to study at your own time and pace.

There are no pre-requisites for entry into the BSB41015 Certificate IV in Human Resources program. However, if you are not currently working in an HR-related role, AHRI strongly encourages study via virtual workshop delivery, or undertake the 12-month distance study option to ensure maximum opportunity for learning and skills development.


Topics covered:

  1. Business-driven human resources
  2. Recruitment and workplace relations
  3. Building and developing talent
  4. Performance management
  5. Workplace health and safety
  6. Measuring HR effectiveness


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 BSB41015 Certificate IV in Human Resources.

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.


Have a question? 

Call us on 1300 811 880 or email


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 formally or informally through AHRI's Complaints and Appeals Policy and Procedure.

Download the Policy and Procedure document

Online Service Standards

Download the AHRI Online Service Standards