BSB41015Certificate IV in Human Resources

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  • Awarded by

    Open Colleges (RTO 90796)

  • Qualification

    Certificate IV

  • Study Mode


  • Payment Options

    Payment planUpfront payment

  • Duration

    Up to 18 months

  • Start Date

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  • Course Fee

    Price may vary Price may vary

  • Career Outcomes

    Human Resources Officer | Administration Assistant | Human Resources Assistant | Human Resources Administrator | View all

This course meets the Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government's National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that's recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.

Last modified: 02 Nov 2018

In a Nutshell

Turn your knack for solving problems and your skills with people into a rewarding new career with this online Certificate IV in Human Resources (BSB41015) course from Open Colleges.

If you're looking to start a new career in human resources, this nationally recognised and industry-focused course is a relevant starting point that will help you build the fundamental skills and knowledge required to succeed in this exciting industry.

In this course, you'll learn how to recruit new staff, manage effective workplace relationships, conduct research and analysis and understand workplace health and safety. Self-paced, online modules ensure your learning fits in with your lifestyle, while building new knowledge and industry-relevant skills for a next career step.

A broad range of elective units allows you to tailor your learning to an area that interests you. You may choose to specialise in recruitment, project management, developing teams and individuals or payroll system development and management.

If you enjoy working with people, work well in team environments, and see problems as opportunities, human resources may be the career for you – and it starts with this course.

  • What You'll Need to Get In


    To be eligible for this course applicants must meet the following requirements:

    • Be atleast 18 years old; AND
    • Basic computing skills; AND
    • Basic Language, Literacy and Numeracy skills

    There are no formal education entry requirements for this course.

  • Subject Breakdown

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    In this human resources course, the subjects you may study include:

    Core subjects:

    • BSBHRM404 – Review human resources functions
    • BSBLDR402 – Lead effective workplace relations
    • BSBHRM405 – Support the recruitment, selection and induction of staff
    • BSBHRM403 – Support performance management processes
    • BSBWRK411 – Support employee and industrial relations procedures
    • BSBWHS401 – Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements
    • BSBRES401 – Analyse and present research information
    • BSBWRT401 – Write complex documents

    Elective subjects:

    • BSBPMG522 – Undertake project work
    • TAEDEL301A – Provide work skill instruction
    • BSBLED401 – Develop teams and individuals
    • BSBHRM506 – Manage recruitment, selection and induction processes
    • BSBFIA302 – Process payroll
    • FNSBKG405 – Establish and maintain a payroll system
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  • Why Open Colleges?

    RTO 90796
    Open Colleges is one of the largest private education providers in Australia. It offers a wide variety of courses, from leisure courses to vocational and higher education courses, many of which are government-accredited and employer-recognised. Most courses are delivered online or via blended learning, allowing you to work at your own pace and around your own schedule. Studying with Open Colleges is perfect for people with busy lifestyles, and those wishing to work and learn for themselves.

    As a student of Open Colleges, you will have access to a range of student and administrative support options. Your course trainers are available via email, messaging and through your online course forums in OpenSpace. You will also have access to help with study skills such as time management, essay writing and referencing.


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Where Will This Course Take You?

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a Certificate IV in Human Resources (BSB41015) from Open Colleges.

This qualification will enable you to pursue employment in supporting roles in human resources teams, including working as a human resources officer, administrative assistant, or as a payroll officer. You'll be able to seek work in human resources departments across a range of sectors, including in building and construction, finance, engineering, arts and media, education, agriculture and the environment, and may choose to work in government, not-for-profits, or in the private sector. This qualification is nationally recognised and allows you to seek employment anywhere in Australia.

You may also choose to use this qualification as a pathway to further study. This Certificate IV may provide a pathway into a Diploma of Business or a Diploma of Human Resource Management.

Wondering where a career in human resources could take you? Potential job outcomes may include: Potential human resources career outcomes include: Human Resources Manager, Human Resources Assistant, Human Resources Administrator, Human Resources Manager, Payroll Officer, Change Manager, Work Health & Safety (WHS) Systems Officer, Work Health & Safety Assistant.

Let's Talk Price

Open Colleges offers two flexible payment models to help make studying more affordable:

Payment Option 1: Pay in 46 weekly instalments

  • $83.48 per week
  • $100 deposit

Payment Option 2: Pay in full when you enrol and save up to 20% on your course fees

  • $3,152 upfront payment
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