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Certificate IV in Human Resource Management


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  • Self- paced, study when it suits you
  • Kickstart your career in human resources
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Duration Up to two years
How it works Study online. With a difference.
Price $2,650 up front | $122.31 per week (payment plan)
Career opportunities Human Resource Assistant | Recruitment Consultant
Course topics Four modules
Units 12 nationally recognised units
Course trainers Industry experts and thought leaders.
Pathways Diploma or University courses
Entry requirements No formal prerequisites | RPL available | Some equipment needed
Assessments Written reports | Multiple-choice questions | Short answer
Start date Immediately, or whenever you're ready.
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Payment Options There are two ways you can pay for your course...

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Key Benefits

Get all-round skills and knowledge

The Certificate IV in Human Resource management has been designed to teach you the all-round basics. You’ll get the practical skills and knowledge you need for managing staff, meeting legal requirements, communicating professionally and loads more.

You can also study Diploma of Human Resource Management online with Monarch Institute.

Learn from industry experts

Our learning materials have been developed by HR specialists who really know their stuff. Throughout the course you’ll get your hands on the very best resources, with support from experienced and knowledgeable trainers.

Nationally recognised

The Certificate in Certificate Human Resource Management is nationally recognised. So not only will it help you accelerate your career, you may be able to use it as part of your pathway to higher education. Just check with the uni of your choice before you enrol.

Course Accreditation

You’ll need to complete each of these 12 nationally recognised units of competency in order to be awarded your BSB540420 Certificate IV in Human Resource Management.

Module 1

Intro to HR

Module 2

Leading People Processes

Module 3

Industrial Relations and Terminations

Module 4

HR Operations



Course Assessments

The experts who design and deliver our courses (click back to Course trainers to meet some of them) have developed an assessment framework that’s uniquely designed to help you gain a deep understanding of the material. They’ll give you the kind of knowledge and skills you can use in the real world.

Assessment formats include:

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities

By studying a Cert IV in Human Resources, you’ll open the door to a popular industry which can lead you in heaps of different directions. People with human resource skills are essential for all kinds of businesses. Plus, opportunities for career progression are limitless – as you grow into your career, you’ll also be able to consider a range of management and specialised roles.

Key opportunities include:



University courses

The Certificate IV in Human Resources can allow you fast track your future studies, by getting credit and saving time for a Diploma of Human Resources Management.

If uni is where you see yourself next, a Certificate IV is a great way to dip your toes in before making a bigger commitment (at a way cheaper price). For some universities, you can even get course credit as well. Just make sure you double check the entry requirements at the uni of your choice before enrolling at Monarch.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

There aren’t any formal entry requirements. But to make sure you get the most out of training with us, the following enrolment process applies:

What equipment will I need?

Am I eligible for recognition of prior learning?

We may be able to take into account relevant knowledge and skills you’ve gained through previous formal or informal training, education and employment. To find out more, refer to our Student Information Handbook by clicking here, or get in touch with one of our friendly Course Consultants.

Course Topics

You’ll need to study a total of 12 units, which are spread out over four modules.

Module 1

Intro to HR

To get started, you’ll cover some HR fundamentals. This includes wrapping your head around basic HR functions and processes, and building productive business relationships. You’ll also learn about recruiting new employees and how to successfully bring them on board.

Module 2

Leading People Processes

A big part of HR is helping employees be the best they can possibly be. For this module, first you’ll learn how to confidently lead projects in the workplace. Next you will gain the skills and knowledge to oversee professional development and learning, which will help both employees and your organisation grow.

Module 3

Industrial Relations and Terminations

As a HR professional, sometimes you will need to call on your peacekeeping skills. This module covers the legislation surrounding employee and industrial relations, including how to resolve conflicts. You will also find out about the best practices for coordinating the separation and termination of employees, and how to lead difficult conversations at work.

Module 4

HR Operations

In your final module, you’ll further sharpen your skillset with some important operations knowledge. You’ll find out about Workplace Health & Safety procedures and programs, and how to improve communication for yourself and others in the workplace. Then you will learn all about the latest digital technologies which allow employees to work together effectively.

Course Duration

This course is designed to be completed within 12 months however you have up to 24 months to complete the course.

There is no minimum timeframe to complete this course. Students who are highly motivated and well organised can complete the full course at an accelerated pace.

The key factors that influence course completion are a student’s experience, time availability, how fast they work and how committed they are!

How it works

More than online

You’ll get:

How does it work?

This course has been developed to give you absolute flexibility. Study on your couch, on public transport, on your break at work, out in the park – wherever and whenever you like. The best part is, with Monarch Institute, ‘online’ doesn’t mean ‘alone’. You’ll be backed by our trainers at every step along the way.

What support will I get?

Your trainer will be happy to contact you via phone, Zoom or email (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5.30pm). So you definitely won’t feel alone. You’ll also have access to our student Facebook groups, so you can discuss the material with other students. It’s a handy way to stay in touch with trainers and others in the same course.

Course Price

Upfront payment

$2,650 (total)

The most cost-effective option. Pay up front and save 20% compared to the total payment plan. Payment options include electronic funds transfer (EFT), credit card (Mastercard or Visa), cheque or cash.

Payment plan

$122.31 per week, paid over 26 weeks (total $3,180)

This option is suitable for people wanting to manage their cash flow. It’s handy if you want to get started right away, but don’t have the full amount on hand. Payment must be made with MasterCard or Visa.


*Fees and units are subject to change.

Meet your trainers

Industry experts and thought leaders.
Tyler Coates
"Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom” - Viktor E. Frankl

I have a diverse background in technology management, marketing, and operations, with extensive experience in leadership development and business development. Throughout my career, I have been responsible for managing the entire employee lifecycle, including talent acquisition, training, employee agreements, and most generalist HR responsibilities. I’m currently a third-year Executive MBA candidate at RMIT University with a focus on managing technology and innovation strategy. In my spare time, I can be found on the tennis court or soaking in an ice bath.

What makes me jump out of bed in the morning?

The unknown!

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Terrena Hooper
“If Opportunity doesn’t Knock, Build a Door.”
- Milton Berle

I have 15+ years experience managing HR, IT, and marketing projects across a variety of industry sectors, including government, retail, aged care, hospitals, mining, education, hospitality, facilities management and, most recently, associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. I’ve also led Australia-wide, APAC regional and global projects within the past 7 years as a senior manager in one of the world’s largest organisations. I taught vocational and university-level Project Management for over 10 years and is a member of the Project Management Institute (PMI) and Association for Talent Development (ATD). I also have 7 years experience as a HR Specialist and HR Senior Leader in the 20th Largest Organisation in the world (from 2012-2019)

What makes me jump out of bed each morning?

I’m passionate about delivering successful projects and helping my students reach their career goals and dreams!

Learn more about Terrena

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