Distance Education is a style of learning recognising that everyone has different needs. Unlike traditional education systems, learning by distance means that you learn away from the classroom. You will not be locked into the usual start of the year enrolment periods – by taking the Distance Education option you can enrol in a course throughout the year. Up to four study units are selected at one time and you will have twelve months from the date of your enrolment to complete the units. Education is a vital component of many people’s lives, and learning in an off-campus environment caters for everyone’s needs. Distance Education is often referred to as “student-centered learning” because it puts you in charge of your own learning experience: You decide on the units you would like to study You determine how quickly or slowly you wish to complete your course You decide when you are ready to be tested or assessed. Certificate IV in Human Resources will equip you with comprehensive skills and knowledge to enter the human resources field in private and public industry; it is also perfect for people wishing to remain in administration with enhanced human resource specialities. Certificate IV in Human Resources graduates may work as payroll clerks, office managers or human resource officers/assistants in a human resource department. You will need to keep up with any amendments or changes in workplace law and must be well informed about the legal obligations of the organisation in meeting equal opportunity, occupational health and safety, workplace privacy and freedom of information requirements.
You will need to complete a Direct Entry Application Form to study the Certificate IV in Human Resources. You will be expected to have suitable language, literacy, numeracy and communication skills needed to undertake the course.
Certificate IV in Human Resources - Distance Education
Modules / Units of Competency
There are a number of Modules / Units of Competency that form the Certificate IV in Human Resources - Distance Education . The Modules / Units of Competency and hours listed below are included in the current Gordon course structure and are subject to change.
Title Approx. Hours
Review human resource functions 40
Recruit select and induct staff 50
Support performance management process 40
Implement industrial relations procedures 50
Address customer needs 50
Make a presentation 30
Monitor a safe workplace 50
Analyse and present research information 40
Identify risk and apply risk management processes 50
Establish effective workplace relationships 50
Recognition of Prior Learning
Recognition of prior learning (RPL) may be given for skills and knowledge gained through previous study or other relevant experience.
Gordon Institute Support Services
The Gordon offers a range of support services to assist prospective students with course, career or fee advice. For enrolled students, the Gordon provides general education support, counselling and careers advisors, disability support services and an Indigenous Education Unit. The Gordon also offers an on-campus Student Residence for students living away from home. If you need assistance in any of these aspects please let a Gordon staff member know so that we can arrange assistance where appropriate.