Certificate IV in Human Resource Management


Are you interested in earning the BSB40420 Certificate IV in Human Resource Management 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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For BSB40420 Certificate IV in Human Resource Management, the qualification centres around understanding the value of people in a workplace and how to plan effectively for and manage the needs of the company and its workforce.

Human resource management careers cover a wide range of responsibilities. You may be working in recruiting new staff, payroll, planning for workplace learning and development needs, talent acquisition and performance management, remuneration and package structures, and change management. All of these functions are underpinned by the responsibilities set by legislation and operational frameworks such as industrial relations laws, workplace health and safety, and pay structures.

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 qualification appraisal 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 qualification appraisal 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?

The types of job titles found in human resources careers vary from administration positions to professional and management roles. Job titles often include:

  • Human Resources Officer
  • Human Resources Coordinator
  • HR Administrator
  • HR Assistant
  • HR Advisor
  • Recruitment Coordinator
  • Payroll Officer

If you have Human Resource Management responsibilities in your role, Recognition of Prior Learning can be a good starting place in determining your suitability for graduating with Certificate IV in Human Resource Management. You could work across a wide range of human resource responsibilities in a smaller workplace.

If you are part of a large organisation, whether it is a government department or a company, you may work predominantly in a single human resources area as a part of a larger HR team. This Certificate is suitable for both of these situations.

A total of 12 units of competency must be completed in Certificate IV in Human Resource Management. The units of competency required are:

  • 6 core units; plus
  • 6 elective units.

The core units are mandatory and address performance management, supporting employee and industrial relations, as well as learning and development functions, recruitment, general HR functions and work health and safety practices.

Once the core units have been addressed, the balance of your subjects will be chosen to reflect your experience, skills and knowledge in human resource management. There will be a balance of specialty HR units and units that reflect your transferable skills to other industries and responsibilities.

For example, transferable skills in communication such as presentations, writing documents or communicating in the team can be units covered in your Recognition of Prior Learning assessment.

We work with your experience and career direction to identify the best elective units for your situation.

Where to Start with RPL for BSB40420 Certificate IV in Human Resource Management?

Your experience in your working life can help you achieve BSB40420 Certificate IV in Human Resource Management through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

Find out if you are eligible for this qualification by calling us on 1300 793 002, or apply here.

There is also now an option to achieve accredited recognition of your Human Resource Management focused skills and knowledge through completing an accredited Human Resources skill set.

Sometimes, people call an accredited Skill Set by the terms micro-credential or a micro-qualification. The value of a Skill Set is that it is recognised and endorsed by the Australian Government which gives employers confidence in your accreditation.

The accredited Skill Sets, endorsed by the Australian Government, in the areas of Human Resource skills currently are:

  • BSBSS00105 Human Resources Foundation Skill Set

Units from this skill set can contribute to credit towards BSB40420 Certificate IV in Human Resource Management

  • BSBSS00111 Human Resources Advisor Skill Set

Units from this skill set can contribute to credit towards BSB50320 Diploma of Human Resource Management

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