BSB41015 - Certificate IV in Human Resources

Important skills like performance management, recruitment, selection, induction of staff, and establishment of effective workplace relationships are required to earn a Certificate IV in Human Resources. If you've been performing these tasks, you may have already mastered the skills you need to achieve formal recognition.

The perfect plan for anyone wishing to enter, get certification in, or gain a hiring advantage in the field of Human Resources, put your emphasis on reviewing human resource functions, processing payroll, reporting on financial activity, and producing complex documents for success.

Communicate your skills in Human Resources today and watch your team develop.

If you already have industry experience, then utilising Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) to turn your existing skills into a nationally recognised qualification is an ideal way of achieving industry accreditation while broadening your career opportunities.

As this is not a course, you do not need to complete the units listed below. Instead, you simply need to prove that you’re competent in the units shown. Our Facilitators will help make this process as easy and smooth as possible for you. 

Want to know if you’re eligible to obtain this qualification via Skills Recognition & RPL? Then why not start a Free Skills Review, and speak with an RPL Specialist to determine your eligibility. Take the initiative today. It only takes 3 minutes!

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RPL Cost Traditional study cost Your savings
$1,200* $4,000 $2,800

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* RPL cost includes all assessment services and issue of your nationally recognised qualification.

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Yes. All of our qualifications are issued by RTOs which have been approved by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) to deliver nationally recognised qualifications that meet national quality assurance requirements. This means that they are recognised by industry and educational institutions in all Australian states and territories as conforming to the required competency standards.

Yes. Because all of our qualifications are issued by reputable RTOs and contain the nationally recognised training logo, they each verify that a candidate has met the Units of Competency required to work in their industry occupation. These qualifications do not indicate how you have obtained the qualification (i.e. through RPL), and are exactly the same as a qualification received from a training provider through any other means.

Get Qualified Australia allows you up 3 months to complete the RPL process, however the actual duration is dependent on the length of time it takes you to provide your evidence. While this is generally 4 weeks, the quicker you submit your evidence, the sooner the process will be completed.

Once all the required evidence has been submitted and your evidence has been assessed, the RTO will then review and issue your qualification within 2-4 weeks, provided that no further evidence is required. This makes it possible for you to achieve your qualification in as little as 1 month, and up to 3 months.

Requests for extensions beyond the allotted 3 month period will be considered on an individual case basis.

While our Customer Service Agents will determine the best evidence for your portfolio, evidence generally takes the form of:

  • Resume/CV
  • References
  • Performance Appraisals
  • Portfolio/work samples
  • Photographic and video evidence
  • Education, training and qualifications
  • Job Description
  • Policies and Procedures
  • Workplace communication
  • Bookkeeping and financial records

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The options are really endless. Most people use qualifications to enhance their careers, from achieving a promotion or pay rise, to climbing organisational ranks and getting new job opportunities. In fact, qualifications have shown to increase employability by 11%, and result in promotions 42% of the time.

Other people might use their qualification to improve visa or migration prospects, access postgraduate study, open up their own businesses, meet regulatory requirements, or obtain a licence in their industry or occupation.

Please note that while our qualifications may help you meet minimum licensing requirements, only your state’s relevant licensing authority may issue you your licence. For more information about trades licensing, click here.

Total number of units = 10 

6 core units  plus

4 elective units , of which:


  • at least 2 units must be from the elective units listed below

  • up to 2 units may be from an accredited course or any endorsed Training Package at Certificate III level or above.


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 

Unit Code

Unit Title


Support performance-management processes


Review human resources functions


Support the recruitment, selection and induction of staff


Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements


Lead effective workplace relationships


Support employee and industrial relations procedures


Elective Units 

Unit Code

Unit Title


Organise meetings


Make a presentation


Address customer needs


Implement customer service standards


Develop and implement business development strategies to expand client base


Develop and implement strategies to source and assess candidates


Develop and provide employment management services to candidates


Manage the recruitment process for client organisations


Process payroll


Report on financial activity


Implement workplace information system


Promote innovation in a team environment


Produce spreadsheets


Design and develop complex text documents


Develop and use complex spreadsheets


Produce complex desktop published documents


Lead team effectiveness


Develop teams and individuals


Establish networks


Analyse and present research information


Monitor and maintain records in an online environment


Identify risk and apply risk management processes


Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices


Write complex documents


Provide work skill instruction


Not Available

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Visit Get Qualified Australia’s Trade Licensing page for more information surrounding licensing

  • Asset Training Australia - Provider Code 31718

  • Australia Institute of Business and Technology  - Provider Code 41138

  • Australian Training and Consulting - Provider Code 90886

  • National Training - Provider Code 21792

  • The Australian Academy of Business - Provider Code 32138

Did you know that the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) perfectly aligns certificate and diploma level qualifications with higher education? This means that it’s now possible to receive exemptions and fast track university degrees using diploma and above level qualifications.

Enrol in one of our qualifications today, and unlock the potential to seek maximum unit exemptions for your desired Graduate Diploma, Bachelor, or Masters Degree in a cost, time and effort-effective way. Speak with one of our Skills Recognition Consultants today or complete our Free Skills Review to discover the highest qualification level you’re eligible for.
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