Certificate IV in Human Resource Management

National Code: BSB40420
TAFE SA Code: TP01307


This course is an ideal entry point in the field of human resources or a great way for existing HR professionals to expand their generalist knowledge. It reflects the role of individuals who work in a wide range of support positions in the human resources management field.

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12 months 

Full Time or Part Time equivalent

Human Resources Manager

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Course Admission Requirements

  • No course admission requirements
If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by date of application to this course

Average cost per semester
Total Fees for the 12 month course

This course is subsidised through the Government of South Australia's Subsidised Training initiative. The eligibility check below is an indication only and does not confirm your eligibility status. Eligibility verification will take place before the enrolment process and will include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment. Concessions apply to Subsidised Training only.

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Fees vary depending on subjects you enrol into. TAFE SA and their agents reserve the right to make any changes necessary. Fee updates will be available prior to offers being made.

  • Upfront Payment

    Each semester, fees can be paid online with VISA or Mastercard or at an Australia Post outlet.

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    Payment Plan

    If you have difficulty paying your fees upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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  • Employment Outcomes

    Human resources assistant, administration officer, executive personal assistant, human resources coordinator, office administrator, payroll officer.

    Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

    Qualifications & Skills Covered

    Certificate IV in Human Resource Management (BSB40420)
    This qualification covers performance management processes, human resource functions, recruitment, selection, induction, workplace relations, workplace safety and employee and industrial relations procedures. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 6 core units and 6 elective units.

    Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.

    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.
    of TAFE SA graduates would recommend their training.

    * 2021 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
  • Below is a list of all units that TAFE SA can offer in this qualification. The selection of elective units you will be enrolled into depends on the campus you attend, and the qualification packaging rules described on www.training.gov.au.

    Not all elective units listed below must necessarily be completed to achieve your qualification.


    Name Nominal Hours
    Administer performance development processes 40
    Coordinate recruitment and onboarding 50
    Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs 50
    Support employee and industrial relations 50
    Support human resources functions and processes 50
    Support the learning and development of teams and individuals 40


    Name Nominal Hours
    Apply communication strategies in the workplace 50
    Coordinate remuneration and employee benefits 60
    Make presentations 30
    Process payroll 30
    Undertake project work 60
    Write complex documents 50
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