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Certificate IV in Human Resources BSB41015


This qualification reflects the role of individuals who work in a range of support positions in human resources management. In smaller companies they may work across all human resources functional areas and in larger companies they 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.

Qualification: Certificate IV in Human Resources BSB41015
Program No: C4-BC42
Campus: CIT Reid 
Duration: 1 semester full-time (20 hours per week) face-to-face classes OR part-time equivalent plus approximately 10 hours of online study and independent learning.

This qualification is part of a suite of programs that includes the Certificate IV in Human Resources, the Diploma of Human Resources and the Advanced Diploma of Management (Human Resources). Lower level qualifications or equivalent skills and knowledge are required for successful completion of higher level programs.

If you have extensive relevant work experience and/or other relevant qualifications, you may be able to seek recognition or fast-track through the learning requirements and complete your qualification in less time.

Enrolment fees for this course are based on the costs per subject as indicated below. In addition, a Service and Amenities fee of $40 will be payable each semester. Further information is available at Course fees and assistance

Likely Job Outcome: Human resources assistant, human resources coordinator, human resources administrator, human resources officer.
Application Type: Public

Timetable Information

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Entry Requirements / How to Apply

It is recommended that you have the equivalent of one year full-time work experience as well as any business Certificate III OR be able to demonstrate equivalent skills and knowledge.

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Further Study

Successful completion of the Certificate IV in Human Resources allows you to continue into the Diploma of Human Resources. All students will be eligible for professional membership status of the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI) once they have completed the Diploma of Human Resources Management.

Literacy Skills Information

We suggest that you will need Australian Core Skills Framework literacy levels of at least 3 across reading, writing, learning, oral communication and, depending on your program of study, numeracy skills to successfully complete this program. See below to check your literacy skills. If you do not have this level, you can still enrol and seek support to improve your skills or you may prefer to begin with the lower level program. Please visit Education and Community or phone (02) 6207 4872 to have a chat to one of our teachers.

Transition Information

Qualifications at CIT are regularly updated or replaced to meet current industry needs and maximise your employment opportunities. If this occurs while you are part way through a qualification, you may need to vary your learning to meet the new national requirements. CIT will aim to make this as smooth as possible for you.

Subject Cancellations/Changes

To ensure positive outcomes for all students, CIT may need to cancel or change classes at short notice. CIT will make every effort to inform students as soon as changes are made and will also make every effort to offer alternative arrangements for students to meet the requirements of the subject and complete their qualification. In an unfortunate instance when this cannot be met, you will receive a full refund. Please ensure you maintain current contact details via CIT Self Service or by contacting CIT Student Services at

Subject Information

Complete all 10 subjects

  • BSBHRM403  Support performance management process
    • CIT Code: MGNT631
      Cost: $80.00

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assist in the effective implementation of a performance management system and to facilitate employee performance.
      It applies to human resource officers, or people in similar roles, who work under the direction of a human resource manager.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBHRM404  Review human resource functions
    • CIT Code: MGNT730
      Cost: $100.00

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to undertake research that supports work across a range of human resource functional areas. It applies to individuals who require a broad understanding of human resource functions, associated policy frameworks and the administrative requirements to support these functions and policies.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBHRM405  Support the recruitment, selection and induction of staff
    • CIT Code: MGNT755
      Cost: $100.00

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to execute tasks associated with the recruitment cycle and apply in-depth knowledge of the work of the organisation, and how recruitment and selection practices fit with other human resources functions. This unit applies to individuals who support recruitment, selection and induction functions under the direction of a human resource manager.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBLDR402  Lead effective workplace relationships
    • CIT Code: COMM366
      Cost: $100.00

      This unit defines skills, knowledge and outcomes required to use leadership to promote team cohesion. It includes motivating, mentoring, coaching and developing the team and forming the bridge between the management of the organisation and team members.
      This unit applies to team leaders, supervisors and new or emerging managers where leadership plays a role in developing and maintaining effective workplace relationships. It applies in any industry or community context.
      At this level work will normally be carried out within routine and non-routine methods and procedures, which require planning and evaluation and leadership and guidance of others.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBWRK411  Support employee and industrial relations procedures
    • CIT Code: MGNT754
      Cost: $100.00

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to communicate and implement industrial relations policies and procedures to effectively represent organisations/employers. It applies to individuals who work in support positions, assisting others in dealing with industrial relations conflicts and issues.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBCMM401  Make a presentation
    • CIT Code: MKTG156
      Cost: $70.00

      This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to prepare, deliver and review a presentation to a target audience.
      This unit applies to individuals who may be expected to make presentations for a range of purposes, such as marketing, training and promotions. They contribute well developed communication skills in presenting a range of concepts and ideas.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBFIA402  Report on financial activity
    • CIT Code: MGNT381
      Cost: $70.00

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to report financial activity for business both in response to client requests and to meet statutory requirements such as the completion of financial reports. This unit applies to individuals with a broad knowledge of financial activities who contribute financial skills and knowledge to address reporting requirements of clients and legal authorities. They may have responsibility to provide guidance or to delegate aspects of these tasks to others.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBLDR403  Lead team effectiveness
    • CIT Code: MGNT388
      Cost: $115.00

      This unit defines skills, knowledge and outcomes required to plan and supervise the performance of the team and develop team cohesion. It applies team leaders, supervisors and new emerging managers who have an important leadership role in the development of efficient and effective work teams.
      Leaders at this level also provide leadership for the team and bridge the gap between the management of the organisation and the team members. As such they must 'manage up' as well as manage their team/s.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBWRT401  Write complex documents
    • CIT Code: COMM344
      Cost: $100.00

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to plan documents, draft text, prepare final text and produce documents of some complexity. It applies to individuals who work in a range of business environments and are skilled in the creation of reports, information and general promotion documents that are more complex than basic correspondence, memos or forms and that require review and analysis of a range of information sources.

      Prerequisites: Nil

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Graduate Certificate Management (Professional Practice)
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Advanced Diploma Leadership and Management BSB61015
Diploma Human Resources Management BSB50615
Diploma Leadership and Management BSB51915
Certificate IV New Small Business BSB42615
Certificate IV Leadership and Management BSB42015
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More Information

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