22271VIC Certificate IV In Bereavement Support

  12 Months Self Paced
DELIVERY:    Online via the Learning Management System "Learnbook"
FEES:            $3,600
                     $300 deposit on application
                     Flexible payment option $300 x 11 monthly payments

NEXT INTAKE:  FEBRUARY 2018 (Enrolments close 28th February, 2018)

Why choose the Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement? 

The Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement is the largest provider of grief and bereavement education in Australia. Since its start of operation as a Registered Training Organisation in 2011 (RTO# 22004), it has gained a reputation for delivering high quality Nationally Recognised Training (NRT) as well as evidence based professional development and customised training across Australia.

In recognition of being a high performing RTO, ACGB now is an Approved Delegate of the Australian Skills Quality Authority.
The 22271VIC Certificate IV in Bereavement Support course had been developed by the Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement using their significant industry expertise in providing bereavement counselling and support services.

Who could benefit from this Nationally Recognised Training?

Undertaking the 12- month fully online course is the next step for those who have a role in providing bereavement and loss support. The skills and knowledge provided by the course may be for a specific bereavement support job role or complement other job roles including those of 

    •    Aged care workers

    •    Palliative care staff
    •    Nurses
    •    Midwives
    •    Funeral industry employees
    •    Emergency services; paramedics, fire fighters and police
    •    Department of Justice support workers
    •    Family support workers
    •    Child protection case workers
    •    Donation specialists

    •    Disability support workers
    •    School welfare officers

Course Structure

With 11 compulsory core units, the Certificate IV in Bereavement Support offers a holistic approach to industry activities. While bereavement care and support work are the focus of the course, the content also incorporates communication, capacity building, and quality management as required in real workplace environment.

Units of Competency

VU21612           Apply theoretical principles of grief and loss
VU21613           Provide support for grief and loss across lifespan and among special population
VU21614           Apply grief and loss support strategies
VU21615           Respond holistically to grief and loss in aged and palliative care settings
CHCAC318B       Work effectively with older people
SIFXIND003       Deal with grief responses
CHCCOM504B    Develop, implement and promote effective communication
CHCCS426B       Provide support and care relating to loss and grief

CHCCSL501A     Work within a structured counselling framework
BSBWOR501      Manage personal work priorities and professional development
CHCORG423C    Maintain quality service delivery


Industry - Driven Teaching

The Certificate IV in Bereavement Support is an industry driven program with competency based training. 

Credit Transfer

Students who
have previously completed any of the units imported from existing training packages (marked*) can apply for credit transfer and be exempt from having to undertake those units.

RPL + GAP Training

Prospective students with significant industry or workplace experience are encouraged to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), thus shortening the length of course and reducing the course fees.


The total cost of the course is $3,600 which is payable via a Payment Plan of $300 per month over a 12 month period.
The first payment of $300 is paid when you register into the course via the ACGB Website.

Financial Support

Given that the course is equivalent to a 6-month full time training and is approved by the Department of Human Services, students may be eligible for Centrelink payment while undertaking this course.

Information about student payments can be found on the Australian Government Department of Human Services website under 'Student and Trainees' Austudy, ABSTUDY, Youth Allowance and Pensioner Education Supplement.

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The Certificate IV in Bereavement Support (22271VIC) is accredited under the Australian Quality Training Framework by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA).