BSB40420 Certificate IV in Human Resource Management 

Qualification:  BSB40420 Certificate IV in Human Resource Management  
Duration:  12 -18 months

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BSB40420 Certificate IV in Human Resource Management 

Duration:  12 - 18 months

Enrol now

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 Cert. 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.

You will learn to:

  • 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. 

Career options include:

  • Human resources coordinator 

  • Payroll officer. 

  • Human resources officer 

Start your human resource management career

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67.8% Career Improvement

Percentage of course graduates that started or expanded a business, landed on a new job, or skilled up for a promotion or pay raise.

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34.6% Clerical and Administrative workers

Percentage of course graduates working as clerical or administrative workers.

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$57,800 Salary

The middle of the range of salary earned of course graduates starting their first ever full-time job after graduating.

Source: Statistics (accessed on 20 January 2022) are for course graduates in the Management and Commerce field (Certificate IV). See more details at

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Frequently asked questions

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.

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Q.   How can I access trainer support?

You can access our dedicated trainer support using your choice of communication – online chat, email, phone call, or video chat.

Q. Do you help me find a job once I graduate?

At Swinburne Open Education, it’s not only about qualifications. We know you want to get a good job when you finish your studies, and our Careers Team will help you with valuable job-hunting skills such as CV writing and interview techniques. We are here to support you every step on the way. Our job finishes when yours starts.

Q. Can I pause my study if something in my life changes?

Self-paced learning gives you the flexibility to fit study around your life. We understand life doesn’t always go to plan. You can apply for extensions for up to 6 months (3 months per extension) if needed. See more details in our full FAQs.

Q. What if the course end up not being right for me?

If you are less than half way through your enrolment period and it’s not working out, you can opt-out of the second half and reduce your course fee liability to 50% of the total course fee. Refer to the Student Agreement for full terms and conditions.

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