BSB41015 Certificate IV in Human Resources

Program structure for Certificate IV in HR

Important information: Our focus is on providing a safe learning environment during the COVID-19 crisis. We’ve converted all our face-to-face workshops and courses into virtual workshops, giving you the same experience of facilitator support and classroom interaction, but wholly online. Please note that Virtual Workshop mode is facilitator-guided, as opposed to Distance mode which is self-directed and paced.

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

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 6 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.

Get a taste of the program with our Information Webinars!

Discover what the program is all about. Join our free Certificate IV in HR Information Webinars to get a taste: you’ll be able to speak with the facilitator, discover what virtual learning with other students is like, and what you’ll get out of the program.

Information Webinars are 30-45 minutes long and are delivered via Zoom. Places are strictly limited, so bookings are essential. This is designed to give you the perfect experience of what a virtual classroom would be like (with a limited number of students per classroom).

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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.

Training package

The BSB41015 Certificate IV in Human Resources program will be offered by AHRI for the final time in Intake 3 (2021) - commencing in late August. The course access period will end on 4 April 2022 and there will be no extensions to the course completion date. AHRI will introduce the updated version of this qualification in 2022. If you have any questions, please contact us.

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