Course Description

In the Certificate IV in Human Resources students develop skills and knowledge of human resource (HR) operations. The course covers teamwork, payroll, recruitment, occupational health and safety, plus skills in HR research, analysis and reporting.

The Certificate IV in Human Resources is a practical, hands-on course that prepares those who complete for a range of operational and support roles in HR. The course is suitable for anyone wanting to enter the HR field as well as existing HR professionals and payroll officers who want to expand their level of HR generalist knowledge. Other staff required to support HR functions, such as line managers and team leaders, would also benefit from the opportunity to develop practical HR skills.

The course is interactive, which is typical of most positions in HR. Your teachers will be looking for your involvement in face-to-face class time. Industry interactions form a fundamental part of the course as well as the availability of a one-year paid student membership to the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI) for all students.

Tuition Fees

Australian Fee Paying (AFP): $4,590 total course cost.Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP): $1,660 total course cost.


0.5 years full time, 1 year part time

Starting dates

March, August

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Business & Management undergraduate courses at Swinburne University of Technology rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 58.6% (national average 57.5%)
Improved skills: 78.8% (national average 79.0%)
Overall satisfaction: 80.5% (national average 78.3%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their undergraduate degree from Swinburne University of Technology. You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Business & Management undergraduate courses at Swinburne University of Technology had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 76.3% (national average 74.8%)
Studying full time: 10.1% (national average 11.4%)
Median full time salary: $58,000 (national average $55,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

Swinburne University of Technology Code: BSB41015

Entry Requirements