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  • Learning MethodOnline
  • IntakesStart Anytime
  • LocationsAustralia Wide
  • DurationMax 18 months
Nationally Recognised Training

Course Overview

  • Human Resources Administrator
  • Human Resources Assistant
  • Human Resources Coordinator

The BSB40420 Certificate IV in Human Resources Management is designed to teach people management skills and knowledge of current legislation, with a focus on staff recruitment, performance management, and industrial relations. 

This course is suitable for beginners and those with some experience in the industry. It will equip learners to work in numerous HR support positions across large, medium, or small businesses. The course covers digital collaboration, document writing, effective workplace relationships, HR functions and processes, employee lifecycle coordination, industrial relations procedures, WHS policies, performance development, learning and development for teams and individuals, and project work. 

Learning materials are accessed through OpenSpace, and the course is delivered online. Upon completion of the course, learners may pursue further studies such as the BSB50320 Diploma of Human Resources Management or BSB50120 Diploma of Business.

Upon completion of this course, you will be issued with BSB40420 Certificate IV in Human Resources Management by Open Colleges Pty Ltd (Provider number: 90796)

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Job Outcomes

  • Human Resources Administrator
  • Human Resources Assistant
  • Human Resources Coordinator
  • Human Resources Officer

Prerequisite & Entry Criteria

There are no mandated education entry requirements for this qualification, per the BSB Business Services Training Package. 

There are no mandatory Open Colleges entry requirements. 

It is recommended that the students  

  • Have language, literacy and numeracy skills that ensure the ability to read and comprehend technical terms and communicate effectively through email. These skills are equivalent to those that would be required to successfully complete Year 12 or ACSF Level 3, except ACSF Level 4 for Learning. 
  • You will need to have completed Year 12, or a qualification at Certificate III level or higher 

Minimum age

  • Are 18 years old (note students under 18 will need permission from a parent or guardian to enroll) 


Equipment and Tools

  • Access to a modern computer with video / audio playback capabilities and high-speed internet 
  • Access to Microsoft Office or equivalent 
  • Basic computing skills, including ability to make a short video 
  • Access to a digital video recording device to save and upload video/image files to OpenSpace, e.g., mobile phone/smartphone. 

Access to Others

This course includes a requirement to record video and/ or audio roleplays.  These will require participation by 1-2 other people sourced by you. 

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Module 4

Module 5

Module 6

Module 7

Module 8

Module 9

Module 10

Module 11

Module 12

Assessment details

  • Multiple choice Quiz
  • Projects
  • Role plays
  • Video
  • Written assessments


PLEASE NOTE – Open Colleges is a privately-run Registered Training Organisation (RTO), not government-run like a TAFE. Therefore, Open Colleges cannot offer government funding. Please check eligibility requirements before beginning an enrolment with Open Colleges.

Fees for this course depend on the payment method and any existing promotions available with Open Colleges.

Always remember to enquire about any:

  • Discounts
  • Payment Plans

which may be available.


About the Institution

Open Colleges (RTO 90796) is an Australian education market leader with over 125 years of experience. Now an online learning market leader, Open Colleges focuses on supporting individuals to learn at their own pace.