Certificate IV in Human Resource Management

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

AHRI’s nationally-accredited 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

Enrol today for Intake 1 (2022)

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.

Why study with AHRI?

Expertise: Learn from Australia’s leaders in HR.

Industry-focused: Relevant, practical and interactive learning.

Flexible learning: Choose to study at your own pace or learn with others.

No entry requirements: Start your HR career today.

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.

Support during your studies and beyond

By becoming an AHRI member you can unlock a special rate for the program, as well as all the benefits that come from being part of your professional institution. Join network forums, such as our Emerging HR Professionals forums, designed to get you networking with other HR professionals as soon as possible.

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Have a question?

Call us on 1300 811 880 or email [email protected]. Alternatively, book a call with our Member and Student Support team, and we'll call you to discuss the program further.

Want to train your team?

To find out more about in-house delivery for groups of five or more, contact our Corporate Accounts team by emailing [email protected].

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

Frequently asked questions

How much does it cost to study the Certificate IV in Human Resources Management program?

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.

What payment methods do you offer? How can I pay the enrolment fees?

The enrolment fees for the program can be paid up-front via credit card or invoice.

When does the program start/finish?

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.

Can I start anytime? What are the course timelines/dates?

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.

What discounts are available?

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

What’s the difference between Distance and Virtual Workshop mode?

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.

Can I receive credit towards outcomes of the program? What’s the difference between Credit Transfer and RPL?

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.

Do you offer a Diploma of HR?

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.