Certificate IV in Government (Human Resources)

PSP40122

Are you interested in earning the PSP40122 Certificate IV in Government (Human Resources) through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)? You may be eligible to receive this qualification based on the work you’ve already done. And, you could do it without having to complete any additional study.

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Overview

The Certificate IV in Government (Human Resources) is a specialty version of the Certificate IV in Government available to complete by Recognition of Prior Learning. It examines a spread of skills and knowledge applicable to human resources. This Certificate IV in Government (Human Resources) is relevant to public servants in roles from Commonwealth, State and Local governments.

For a successful RPL application in Certificate IV in Government (Human Resources) your human resource experience needs to cover these practical situations:

  • Ability to communicate and implement employee relations and industrial relations policies and procedures, representing the organisation and employers effectively.
  • Coordinated recruitment and onboarding processes, developing, and implementing strategies to source candidates and to assess their suitability to available positions.
  • Supported human resources functions and processes, possessing a broad understanding of associated policy frameworks and the administrative requirements to support these functions and policies.
  • Applied project human resources management approaches, utilising establishment of human resource requirements, identifying and facilitating the learning and development needs of people and being able to aid in resolving conflict.
  • Led effective workplace relationships, utilising leadership skills to promote team cohesion.
  • Implemented systems and processes that supported the personal and professional development of self and others.

Public Service Jobs

After a review was completed in 2022 of all Australia’s Public Sector Package qualifications, the latest and current version of this qualification can be recognised by the code PSP40122. The earlier qualification was PSP40116 Certificate IV in Government, lacking any specialisation requirement. Whilst the spirit of the earlier qualification aligned with the latest version, there have been some changes made to ensure that when you graduate with PSP40122 Certificate IV in Government (Human Resources), you are acknowledged for possessing the range of skills and knowledge that modern workplaces demand for human resources.

When we begin to examine the opportunities for public service employment it makes sense that the Certificate IV in Government (Human Resources) has become a more widely recognised qualification. According to statistics published in November 2021, there were just over two million public servant jobs in Australia, and this is forecast to grow. As a significant and competitive employment opportunity, if you are an experienced public servant it is wise to capitalise on your experience to obtain the PSP40122 Certificate IV in Government (Human Resources) through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Qualification Details

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The fees for this qualification are as follows:

Qualification through RPL: $1295

We have a range of payment options available for you including: Bank Transfer, Credit Card and Installment Payment Plans. Find out more here.

How does the RPL process work?

  1. We conduct a free preliminary skills assessment and give you a report
  2. You tell us the qualifications you want and provide work examples
  3. You receive nationally recognised qualifications!

Let’s step this out a bit more:

Step 1. We conduct a free preliminary skills assessment and give you a report.
The RPL process begins with a conversation with one of our Skills Recognition Advisors.

  • You tell us what you’re looking for and where you want to go
  • You provide a few easily accessible documents
  • You’ll be sent a report within 48 hours. This will include a breakdown of costs involved and lists the qualifications:
    • you could be eligible for right now;
    • you could be eligible for if you are able to provide some further work examples (and we’ll share with you what the gaps are and the work examples we’d need); or
    • if training would be your best option. We don’t offer the training so we’ll give you some information about how to locate a training organisation who delivers what you are looking for.

This is cost-free and obligation-free.

Step 2. You tell us the qualifications you want and provide work examples.
You can make an informed decision about which qualifications are best for you and your career. Once this is confirmed, we can complete the process.

  • We tell you exactly what work examples we need to establish your competency in the units that make up a qualification
  • You provide your work examples, then you can sit back and relax!
  • We match the work examples to the units. This is called mapping. Other providers may get you to do this yourself.

Step 3. You receive nationally recognised qualifications!
Congratulations! Your experience has been validated and translated into nationally recognised qualifications.

  • To save you time, we submit all the paperwork to the government for you. This formalises your qualifications.
  • You receive your qualifications though both email and post, within 14 days. Or, with our VIP Fast-Track Service, you can have them in just 7 days.

Are RPL qualifications nationally recognised? Yes.

Churchill Education is a registered training organisation, RTO:31430. This means that we are regulated by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA), the Australian Government regulatory body for the VET sector.

The qualifications that we offer are nationally recognised, and issued under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). Accordingly, they’re exactly the same as those granted by other educational institutions such as TAFE.

View the core and elective units that this qualification can be comprised of through Recognition of Prior Learning.

Where could this qualification take you?

Examples of Position Titles relevant to Certificate IV level work:

  • Corporal
  • Lance Corporal
  • Able Seaman
  • Leading Seaman
  • Private
  • Administrator
  • Team Leader
  • Manager
  • Prison Officer
  • Constable
  • Project Manager

There are no entry requirements for the Certificate IV in Government (Human Resources).

A total of 15 units of competency must be completed in the Certificate IV in Government (Human Resources).

The units of competency required are:
4 core units; plus
11 elective units, consisting of:

  • 1 unit from Group A
  • 9 units from Group B to F,
  • 1 unit from Groups B to F,
    elsewhere in the PSP Training Package, or any other current Training Package, or accredited course.

To be awarded the human resources specialisation, 6 Group B electives must be selected.

Find out more here.

Core units are mandatory for every student completing the Certificate IV in Government (Human Resources). When you look at the core units you can see that these key competencies are valued in government sector functions across the country:
  • Promoting and upholding the values and principles of public service
  • Engaging with relevant stakeholders
  • Applying government processes
  • Working effectively with diversity and inclusion
Once the core units have been addressed, the 11 elective units balance specialist public sector skills and transferable skills. For example, a specialist government sector skill can be the ability support employee and industrial relations. For example, a transferable skill that is valued outside of the public service is your ability to compose complex workplace documentation.

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