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Certificate IV In Human Resource Management BSB40420





Are you looking to take your human resources career to the next level? The Certificate IV in Human Resource Management BSB40420 qualification is designed for individuals who work in various support positions in human resources management.

This certification equips you with the skills necessary to use recruitment tools to build the best team for your organisation and acquire knowledge about industrial relations policies and procedures. With this certification, you’ll be prepared to work across all human resources functional areas in smaller companies. In larger companies, you may be assigned responsibilities in units or business areas focused on discrete human resources functions, such as remuneration, workforce planning, or human resources information systems.

With the Certificate IV in Human Resource Management BSB40420, you’ll have the knowledge and skills to thrive in a dynamic and ever-changing human resources industry. Don’t wait; take the first step towards a successful career in human resources and enrol in this certification today!


The Certificate IV in Human Resource Management BSB40420 qualification can provide a number of career and further study outcomes.

After completing this course you could explore some of the following careers:

  • Human Resources Assistant
  • Human Resources Coordinator
  • Human Resources Administrator
  • Human Resources Officer

Gain knowledge and experience in areas such as:

  • Supporting performance-management processes
  • Reviewing human resources functions
  • Supporting the recruitment and induction of staff
  • Leading effective workplace relationships

Already have experience in Human Resources? Apply for RPL and gain your qualification sooner!


View the core and elective units that this qualification can be studied via online correspondence or via Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

Packaging Rules

Total number of units = 12

6 core units  plus

6 elective units,  of which:

  • 2 elective units must be selected from Group A
  • 2 elective units must be selected from Group B
  • for the remaining 2 elective units:
  • up to 2 units may be selected from Groups A and B
  • if not listed, up to 2 units may be selected from a Certificate III, Certificate IV or Diploma from this or any other currently endorsed Training Package qualification or accredited course.

Elective units must be relevant to the work environment and the qualification, maintain the integrity of the AQF alignment and contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.

Core units

BSBHRM411 Administer performance development processes

BSBHRM412 Support employee and industrial relations

BSBHRM413 Support the learning and development of teams and individuals

BSBHRM415 Coordinate recruitment and onboarding

BSBHRM417 Support human resource functions and processes

BSBWHS411 Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs

Elective units

Group A – Human Resources

BSBCMM412 Lead difficult conversations

BSBHRM414 Use human resources information systems

BSBHRM416 Process payroll

BSBHRM528 Coordinate remuneration and employee benefits

BSBHRM529 Coordinate separation and termination processes

BSBHRM530 Coordinate rehabilitation or return to work programs

BSBHRM531 Coordinate health and wellness programs

Group B – Transferable Skills

BSBCMM411 Make presentations

BSBCRT412 Articulate, present and debate ideas

BSBOPS403 Apply business risk management processes

BSBOPS405 Organise business meetings

BSBPEF403 Lead personal development

BSBPMG430 Undertake project work

BSBTEC404 Use digital technologies to collaborate in a work environment

BSBTWK401 Build and maintain business relationships

BSBWRT411 Write complex documents

BSBXBD403 Analyse big data

BSBXCM401 Apply communication strategies in the workplace


This qualification prepares you for a dynamic role in Human Resources, reflecting the diverse responsibilities of HR professionals in today’s changing work environment. You could find yourself in roles such as a Human Resources Officer, Coordinator, or Payroll Officer, with your responsibilities varying greatly depending on the size and needs of your organisation. From overseeing the entire HR function in smaller settings to focusing on specific areas in larger companies, this course equips you with the versatility to adapt and thrive.

The Australian job market is transforming, with employer branding, skills shortages, and cost management becoming increasingly significant. As organisations strive to become employers of choice, the importance of a compelling employer value proposition cannot be overstated. With digital transformation reshaping industries, HR professionals are at the forefront of navigating these changes, ensuring that workforce planning is strategic and forward-looking​​.

In addition to these organisational challenges, the hybrid work model has firmly established itself as a permanent feature of the modern workplace, requiring HR professionals to effectively manage and foster environments that support in-person and remote collaboration​. The role of HR in cultivating a positive and inclusive culture is more critical than ever, as is the need for strategies that address wage inflation and operational sustainability​​.

As the work landscape continues to evolve, with generative AI and digital tools becoming integral to business operations, the demand for HR professionals who can lead through these changes is growing​. This course not only equips you with foundational HR skills but also prepares you to navigate the future of work, where agility, diversity, and strategic thinking are essential.

Understanding the Australian employment market, this qualification also emphasises the importance of diversity and inclusion strategies and the role of technology in enhancing HR processes. With sectors like healthcare, mental health, technology, construction, and engineering poised for growth, HR professionals will play a pivotal role in shaping the workforce to meet these emerging needs​.

Embrace the challenge and opportunity to shape the future of work, leveraging your skills to create inclusive, efficient, and forward-thinking HR practices. Explore this course to embark on a rewarding career path at the heart of organisational success.

Delivery Pathways

3CIR is an authorised third party of Asset College (RTO #31718). We provide the following methods of study in line with their policies:

OPTION 1 – Study Online

Our standard online delivery option allows you to complete one unit per month for up to 12 months. During this time, you will have regular contact with a dedicated trainer to assist you with your studies. We recommend dedicating 20-25 hours per week to ensure you get the most out of your learning experience.

Our accelerated learning option may suit those with prior knowledge, skills or qualifications. This option allows you to complete two monthly units for up to six months. To succeed in this intensive program, we recommend dedicating 30-40 hours per week to your studies.

Upon successful enrolment, you will be granted access to our interactive and user-friendly eLearning platform. Each unit includes reading materials and a series of assessment activities that can be completed at your own pace and convenience. Start the enrolment process now to take the first step towards your educational goals with 3CIR.

OPTION 2 – Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
If you already have skills and experience relevant to this qualification, you may be eligible for RPL and receive your qualification with little or zero additional study. Contact us or complete an RPL Assessment Form to determine the right option. Watch our video here.

OPTION 3 – Study Online at our Facilities
You can complete the same course online at our training partner’s facilities using their resources and equipment at no extra cost. 3CIR and/or our training partner will have staff available to provide additional support if required. Note: Subject to availability, bookings are essential.

OPTION 4 – Study in Class
Although we do not generally offer courses in class, we can schedule a 5 or 10-day face-to-face workshop for groups of 5 or more students. Note that there may be additional work required following the workshop. Please contact us for more information on this option.

Software and Technical Requirements

Welcome to 3CIR, your bridge to quality education. To ensure a seamless learning experience with us, we must understand and meet the technical requirements for our courses. The guidelines below provide the necessary information for setting up your device for optimal learning.

Essentials for Your Learning Journey

  1.     Hardware Specifications:

A contemporary computer system could be a PC, Mac, or tablet.
An inbuilt or external speaker and microphone for auditory activities.

  1.     Internet Connectivity:

An active internet connection is vital to access course materials, tutorials, and online resources. Please take a look at our detailed technical specs to know more about browser compatibility.

  1.     Software Specifications:

 Microsoft Office suite, including Word and PowerPoint. Alternatively, Mac or tablet users can utilize equivalent software.
For those relying on tablet applications, ‘Pages’ or similar apps can be used to create documents. However, please make sure you convert them to PDF format before submission.

Detailed Device Specifications

For Windows Users (PC / Laptop / Tablet):

Operating System: Windows 7 or newer.
Browser: Updated version of Google Chrome.
Essential Software: Microsoft Office (Version 2010 or higher)
The most recent versions of Adobe Flash Player & Adobe PDF Reader.

For Apple Mac Users:

Operating System: Mac OS X 10.6 or above.
Browser: The latest version of Chrome or Safari.
Essential Software: Microsoft Office tailored for Mac (Version 2010 or higher).
The most recent versions of Adobe Flash Player & Adobe PDF Reader.

For Android Device Users:

Operating System: Android’s newest version.
Browser: Updated version of Google Chrome.

For iPhone & iPad Users:

Operating System: Latest iOS version.
Browser: Updated version of Google Chrome.
Special Note: If you’re an iPad or iPhone user, you’ll need to use a PC, laptop, or Dropbox account to upload documents for submission.

Thank you for ensuring your system meets our technical requirements. This guarantees a smoother educational experience and ensures that you can make the most of the tools and resources 3CIR has to offer. Happy learning!

Further Studies

After completing this qualification, you can explore further study through the following courses:


Choose the way you pay

Whether you’re studying online or obtaining your qualification through RPL, we provide several convenient options:

  • Direct Transfer
  • Credit
  • BPay
  • PayID
  • Paypal

Learn about your payment options or contact us today.

Payment Plans

Break down the cost of your qualification through our easy payment plan options.

PAYRIGHTPays your qualification upfront and creates a manageable plan spread over your nominated timeframe with fortnightly or monthly payment options.

AFTERPAY: Pay your fee over 6 weeks. No interest and no fees when you pay on time. This payment method has a maximum limit amount of $2000. Please let us know if you want to pay with AfterPay, and we will send you a personal link.

Frequently Asked Questions

This qualification will prepare you for a rewarding career in HR, helping you to better understand and manage the people in your organisation. You’ll learn how to effectively select, motivate and retain employees, as well as dealing with difficult situations such as performance issues and conflict resolution.

With a Certificate IV in Human Resources, you may be eligible for a variety of entry-level positions in the human resources field. Some examples of roles that you could consider include human resources assistant, recruitment officer, or training and development officer. However, it is important to keep in mind that the specific jobs you will be eligible for will depend on your prior experience and qualifications. If you have limited work experience, you may need to start out in a more junior role and work your way up.

Receive this qualification through two paths, Online Study or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). The choice depends largely on experience. If you’re new to HR, the online study is your best option. It’s self-paced, flexible and will teach you all the foundational skills you need. RPL is for those who have worked in a similar space and want to convert their experience into qualifications without study. Find out more and apply for RPL through our free assessment.

3CIR wants you to succeed! They offer trainers with advice when we need it most so don’t hesitate- give them a call. Whether you’re having problems understanding the content or need some guidance throughout your RPL application, we’ll help every step of the way.

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Qualification Outcomes

Embarking on a career with a Certificate IV in Human Resource Management from 3CIR offers many opportunities in diverse sectors. This certification prepares you for pivotal roles in organisations seeking to enhance their human resources capabilities.

Roles you might explore include:

  • Recruitment Officers have potential annual earnings between $66,900 and $95,000. They are crucial in sourcing and hiring top talent, ensuring the right fit between candidates and organisational needs.
  • Human Resources Assistants are a foundational role, with salaries ranging from $68,300 to $116,300 annually. They support the HR department in its daily operations, handling employee inquiries and assisting with HR policies.
  • A Team Leader is a position commanding an annual salary between $79,800 and $119,200. Team Leaders are instrumental in guiding and motivating teams to achieve business goals, fostering a positive and productive work environment.

Industries highly valuing HR professionals:

Beyond the traditional roles, HR professionals are increasingly integral in sectors beyond the norm, reflecting the dynamic nature of this field. These industries include technology and innovation-driven sectors, where HR professionals are pivotal in navigating the complexities of talent management in fast-paced environments. Additionally, the sustainability and environmental sectors are recognising the value of HR in driving change and embedding sustainable practices within organisational cultures.

Human Resources Administrator 70%
Human Resources Assistant 68%
Human Resources Officer 78%
Human Resources Coordinator 80%
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