Certificate IV in Human Resources

Course Code BSB41015
Campus Shepparton - Fryers Street, Wangaratta - Docker Street
Duration 460 hours

Course Overview

The BSB42015 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management is the recognised qualification to become a qualified frontline manager. It is designed to provide first line managers with the knowledge and skills to:

  • Provide leadership guidance to others
  • Take responsibility for the effective functioning and performance of a work team and its outcomes
  • Better understand and contribute to an organisation’s business activities
  • Contribute to the success of the organisation’s provision of its products and services
  • The BSB41015 Certificate IV in Human Resources is the recognised qualification to become a qualified Human Resource Support person. This course provides an array of HR skills such as recruiting, selecting and inducting staff and supporting performance management processes, HR functions and employee and industrial relations procedures.

    You will be enrolled into a current qualification.

Pathways / Employment Opportunities

The BSB42015 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management is designed for those wishing to further their knowledge and skills or seek employment in roles such as Leading Hand, Supervisor, Team Leader or Coordinator.

The BSB41015 Certificate IV in Human Resources is designed for those wishing to further their knowledge and skills or seek employment in roles such as HR Assistant, HR Coordinator, HR Administrator, HR Officer and Payroll Officer.

Working in this industry generally involves working business hours, Monday to Friday. Activities undertaken involve people management, working and improving business processes and systems and developing and implementing strategies to obtain operational targets for an area of responsibility.

This course will prepare you with the skills and knowledge to pursue a career as a more effective Coordinator, Leading Hand, Supervisor and Team Leader.

Further studies
After gaining the BSB42015 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management and BSB41015 Certificate IV in Human Resource, you might wish to undertake further study in the BSB51915 Diploma of Leadership and Management or BSB50615 Diploma of Human Resources Management. These two qualifications provide a pathway into the Bachelor of Applied Management conducted by GOTAFE in partnership with Federation University.

Sessions - Dates/Times

Campus Times
Shepparton – Fryers Street BSB41015 – Traineeship
Shepparton – Fryers Street Starts Monday 15th July, 1 Day per month, 9am to 4pm. 2019
Wangaratta – Docker Street Starts Monday 15th July, 1 Day per month, 9am to 4pm. 2019

Attendance and Commitment

It is important that students commit to all course requirements, including study and assessments the student may need to complete outside their normal training sessions.

If attending on-campus classes students will be required to attend the timetabled 6-12 hours per month and undertake a minimum of 9 hours per week of self-directed learning, researching, studying and completing the required exercises and assessments.

If you are unable to attend the timetabled on-campus classes you will be required to contact your teacher and catch up before the next class.

Course Co-ordinator

Name: Kerri Symes
Location: Shepparton and Wangaratta

Fee Information
Type Average Enrolled Hours Hourly Fee Rate Indicative Tuition Fee Hourly Govt Subsidy Rate Total Govt Contribution
Govt Subsidised-Standard 460 $5.13 $2,359.80 $6.50 $2,990.00
Govt Subsidised-Standard Concession 460 $1.03 $473.80 $6.50 $2,990.00
Govt Subsidised-Trainee 460 $5.13 $2,359.80 $6.50 $2,990.00
Govt Subsidised-Trainee Concession 460 $1.03 $473.80 $6.50 $2,990.00
Full Fee 460 $5.48 $2,520.80 N/A N/A
Course Materials 460 $0.20 $92.00 N/A N/A

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

You will receive an Indicative Fee Statement when you decide upon your course. A finalised invoice will be issued upon enrolment. Students will be invoiced for the components of the course that they are enrolled into for each year or semester.

Material fees cover costs associated with the following where applicable, and not limited to:

  • Classroom activity consumables, handouts and booklets
  • E-Learning resources and associated license access fees
  • Excursions

Additionally some courses require students to purchase or supply text books, kits, tools, uniforms and personal protection equipment. Some specific materials may be purchased through the GOTAFE Book Shop. A full list with associated costs will be provided to you at your Course Information session or during the Pre-Training review Interview.

Entry Requirements

Training package entry requirements
There are no training package entry requirements for this qualification.

GOTAFE preferred entry requirements
Before being accepted into the course you must:

  • Attend an interview
  • Undertake a Pre-training Review to document your previous work experience and qualifications and assess your suitability for the course
  • Complete a CSPA test to ensure you have the required language, literacy and numeracy levels required for the course

The selection criteria for this course are:

  • Ability to undertake training at this qualification level
  • Literacy and numeracy skills of an appropriate level
  • Keen interest in this Industry sector
  • Ability to communicate with others
  • Computer skills in Word, Excel and use of the Internet to a basic level
  • Ability to organise study and work independently
  • The ability to attend timetabled on-campus classes

It is preferred that you hold a management position in the workplace to implement and enhance your learning. If you do not hold a management role it will be discussed with you how you will be able to access workplace policies, procedures and practices to reflect on.

Units of Competency

BSB41015 – Core Units

BSBWHS401 – Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements
BSBLDR402 – Lead effective workplace relationships
BSBHRM404 – Review human resource functions
BSBWRK411 – Support employee and industrial relations procedures
BSBHRM403 – Support performance management process
BSBHRM405 – Support the recruitment, selection and induction of staff

BSB41015 – Elective Units

BSBLDR401 – Communicate effectively as a workplace leader
BSBRSK401 – Identify risk and apply risk management processes
BSBLDR403 – Lead team effectiveness
BSBCMM401 – Make a presentation

Assessment Methods

Assessment methods will vary to best suit the assessment requirements of the unit. These may include:

  • class room activities and observation
  • role plays
  • assignments
  • short answer questions
  • supervised tests
  • portfolios
Skills Recognition

Skills Recognition is an assessment only process that may result in credits towards a part or full qualification.  There is no formal training involved, although you may choose to complete further training as a result of the assessment process.

You can apply for Skills Recognition before you enrol in the qualification you are seeking.  You can apply for Skills Recognition through one or both of the following processes:

  • Credit Transfer for formal training that might be equivalent to a new qualification or partial qualification
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for people who have relevant and current skills and knowledge that they have gained through non-formal or informal learning i.e. work or life experience.
Information Sessions

For further information regarding this course please call 1300 468 233.


Please note:  Eligible individuals who wish to access a government subsidised place, must participate in a Pre-training Review.  This will consider your:

  • Aspirations/career goals
  • Educational attainment and capability
  • Literacy and numeracy skills
  • Suitability for Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer
Individual Needs

Enrolment in general public entry courses will require a selection interview. Please call 1300 468 233 to enquire further.

Learner’s Rights

Refer to the Student Handbook for information regarding Learner’s Rights Student Handbook.
Further information is provided at course induction.

Student Welfare Unit

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you will be welcome to access a variety of non-academic support services from the Student Welfare Unit. These services are designed to best support you to successfully complete your course.

Services include on campus supports and remote supports

  • Counselling
  • employment information
  • careers
  • activities etc.
Educational Support Services

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you may access a wide range of academic support services to assist you to meet the academic challenges of your course from our Learning Support Unit.

Where to from here?

If you need any further clarification of the information provided please contact one of our client service officers on 1300 468 233 who can assist you or click Enquire Now.