Certificate IV in Human Resource Management Online

BSB40420
12-18 months
Online

Develop a range of functional, technical and cognitive skills required for success in the human resources sector. Study online for a BSB40420 Certificate IV in Human Resource Management with flexible study options.

  • Course code: BSB40420

  • Delivery mode: Online

  • Course duration: 12-18 months

  • Qualification: Certificate IV

  • Eligibility: This course is not available to International students

  • Nationally recognised: Yes

  • Awarded by: Swinburne University of Technology

  • Assessments:

    • Online quizzes, including multiple choice and short answer questions

    • Portfolio of evidence, written reports & case studies

    • Video and audio role plays and demonstrations

Prepare for a rewarding career in human resource management with a nationally recognised Certificate IV.

If you enjoy working with other people, and helping both employees and companies succeed, then a career in human resource management (HRM or HR) is for you.  

This online course will equip you with a range of functional, technical and cognitive skills required for success in the human resources sector.  Enjoy the flexibility of studying online at your own pace, and gain a nationally recognised Certificate. IV in Human Resource Management (BSB40420).

Learn how to support the learning and development of teams and individuals, recruitment and onboarding, through to building and maintaining relationships. Enrol now to study HR online. Earn your Certificate IV with Swinburne Open Education.

This course is not available to International students.

 

Skills you'll learn

  • Support human resource functions and processes 

  • Coordinate recruitment and onboarding 

  • Support the learning and development of teams and individuals 

  • Administer performance development processes 

  • Build and maintain business relationships 

  • Apply communication strategies in the workplace. 

 

Start your human resource management career

Source: Career outcome information from Your Career (Oct 2023).

 

Your career opportunities

  • Human resources coordinator 

  • Payroll officer

  • Human resources officer.

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Why study Certificate IV in Human Resource Management online

  • This online HR course will equip you with a range of functional, technical and cognitive skills required for success in the human resources sector. 

  • Learn how to support the learning and development of teams and individuals, recruitment and onboarding, through to building and maintaining relationships.

  • Our flexible online study allows you to continue with your current role while you study.

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Study online with our world-class learning platform

  • Designed and delivered online so you can learn anywhere, anytime

  • Study on any device - desktop, tablet or mobile

  • Learn through regular trainer-lead online sessions and native content

  • Engage with your learning community through online forums and messages

 

Download your free online course guide

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Once you have enrolled in this course, you can access our online platform and start with the first module. You will need to complete a module and then the next module becomes available to you.

This online course contains 13 online modules, which have been designed to cover the following units of competency, including 6 core units and 6 elective units. This HR management course contains an introductory module.

Expand units below, to get an understanding of topics and objectives.

BSBHRM411
BSBHRM411 Administer performance development processes

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assist in the effective implementation of a performance development system and to facilitate employee performance.

BSBHRM412
BSBHRM412 Support employee and industrial relations

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to communicate and implement employee relations (ER) and industrial relations (IR) policies and procedures to effectively represent organisations and employers.

BSBHRM413
BSBHRM413 Support the learning and development of teams and individuals

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to determine individual and team development needs and to facilitate the development of the workgroup.

BSBHRM415
BSBHRM415 Coordinate recruitment and onboarding

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop and implement strategies to source candidates and to assess their suitability for available positions.

BSBHRM417
BSBHRM417 Support human resource functions and processes

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to support work across a range of human resource functional areas.

BSBWHS411
BSBWHS411 Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to implement and monitor an organisation’s work health and safety (WHS) policies, procedures and programs in the relevant work area in order to meet legislative requirements.

BSBCMM412
BSBCMM412 Lead difficult conversations

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to prepare, facilitate and lead difficult conversations.

BSBCRT411
BSBCRT411 Apply critical thinking to work practices

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use advanced-level critical thinking skills in a workplace context. This includes using methods of analysis, synthesis and evaluation.

BSBHRM529
BSBHRM529 Coordinate separation and termination processes

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to coordinate redeployment, resignation, retirement, dismissal and redundancy, including the conduct of exit interviews.

BSBTWK401
BSBTWK401 Build and maintain business relationships

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish, develop and maintain effective work relationships and networks through relationship building and negotiation skills required by workers. These workers may be within an organisation as well as freelance or contract workers.

BSBWRT411
BSBWRT411 Write complex documents

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to plan, draft and finalise complex documents.

BSBXCM401
BSBXCM401 Apply communication strategies in the workplace

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to facilitate and apply communication strategies in the workplace within any industry.

Course requirements

There are no formal requirements for this Cert IV HR qualification. However, participants must be 18 years' old or over.

This course is not available to International students.

The Swinburne Open modern online learning platform has been designed so that you can study online anywhere, anytime. You will need to meet the following IT requirements to use our platform for this Certificate IV course:

Desktop or laptop

  • Latest version of Chrome or Safari

  • Microsoft Office (2010 or higher)

  • Adobe PDF Reader

Mobile or tablet*

  • Latest version of Chrome or Safari

  • Latest version of Android

  • Latest version of iOS

* Students using a mobile or tablet will need to upload documents from a laptop or desktop or have a Dropbox account.

 

Online study FAQs

We understand you need to fit study around your busy life. Our online learning platform is designed with this in mind, so you can study on any device, anywhere, anytime. Here are answers to some HR frequently asked questions.

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Yes, HR jobs continue to be a robust career choice with high demand in Australia.

The field of human resources management is expected to grow by 13.1% until 2026, showing strong opportunities for HR professionals. This means there's a growing need for experts who can manage employees and ensure workplaces run smoothly.

To begin a career in human resource management, consider getting a BSB40420 Certificate IV in Human Resource Management.

This qualification gives you the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in HR. It covers important modules like "Coordinate recruitment and onboarding", "Support human resource functions and processes", and "Lead difficult conversations". These skills are essential for a career in HR.

Absolutely! Many HR professionals work from home. This trend has gained momentum, following the COVID-19 pandemic.

When considering remote work opportunities in HR, it comes down to mostly three key factors: a company's specific work-from-home policies, the type of HR tasks required (for example, data analysis or recruitment), and the type of industry.

Typically, tech and consulting sectors are more open to remote HR roles. While industries with strict on-site requirements may have fewer remote work options available.

HR employee salaries in Australia vary. According to Seek, the average annual salary for Human Resources Officers is typically around $80,000 AUD.

Compensation depends on factors like experience, location, and the specific role. HR professionals may earn less or more than the average.

A human resources career path in Australia typically starts with an entry-level role such as a HR assistants or Human Resource coordinator.

With experience, you can progress to roles like HR generalists or specialists (such as in recruitment or training), and eventually move up to HR management or director positions.

Advanced degrees and certifications, such as a Certificate IV in Human Resource Management or other relevant qualifications, can enhance career prospects.

As a HR Manager, specific skills or experience is required. To become a human resources manager in Australia, these steps are typical:

  • A degree in human resource management or a related field, which is a logical progression after studying such a course such as the BSB40420 Certificate IV in Human Resource Management. This certification provides foundational knowledge and skills in HR management.

  • Gain practical experience through entry-level HR roles. Usually starting as a HR coordinator, HR assistant, or HR specialist to build up experience and establish a strong foundation.

  • Showcase leadership and communication skills, as HR managers need to interact with employees at all levels and make strategic decisions.

  • Network within the HR community to stay updated on industry trends and job opportunities.

  • Demonstrate your expertise by taking on additional responsibilities and projects.

  • Apply for HR management roles as they become available.

By following these steps, you can work toward becoming a successful Human Resources Manager in Australia.

 

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