Certificate IV in Human Resource Management

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:

  1. Business-driven human resources
  2. Recruitment and workplace relations
  3. Building and developing talent
  4. Managing performance
  5. Communicating in the digital workplace
  6. Workplace health and safety
  7. Measuring human resources effectiveness


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.

Have a question? 

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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