Certificate IV in Bereavement Support

Apply now – Last Intake of the year – June 2019

The Certificate IV in Bereavement Support is a national accredited online course developed by The Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement (ACGB), the largest provider of grief and bereavement education in Australia.

Certificate structure

  • 11 core units over 12 months 100% online
  • 7 Imported unit from existing Training Packages
  • 4 Accredited enterprise units
  • Practical Assessments

  • Entry Requirements


    Minimum a Certificate III level qualification in community services or a related field.


    Have a job role in providing bereavement and loss support or have access to a workplace. Volunteers are welcome to apply!

    English Proficiency

    Meet ACGB English language requirements by taking our test. We will send you the test when you apply.

    What you will learn

    • How to provide effective bereavement support
    • Application of theoretical frameworks of loss, grief and bereavement
    • Identify various types of bereavement and loss
    • Recognise the impact of loss and bereavement
    • Communicate effectively, empathic listening and non-verbal communication skills to provide support to people experiencing bereavement and loss
    • How to provide culturally sensitive bereavement support
    • Understand the needs of special groups
    • Capacity building and quality management for real workplace environments
    Degree Structure Details
    CHCAC318B  Work effectively with older people   Core 
     SIFXIND003  Deal with grief responses   Core 
     CHCCOM504B  Develop, implement and promote effective workplace communication   Core 
     CHCCS426B   Provide support and care relating to loss and grief    Core 
     CHCCSL501A   Work within a structured counselling framework   Core 
     BSBWOR501B  Manage personal work priorities and professional development    Core 
     CHCORG423C   Maintain quality service delivery    Core 
     VU21612  Apply theoretical principles of grief and loss   Core 
     VU21613   Provide support for grief and loss across lifespan and among special populations   Core 
     VU21614  Apply grief and loss support strategies   Core 
     VU21615  Respond holistically to grief and loss in aged and palliative care settings   Core 

    Credit Transfer or RPL

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

    Students with significant industry or workplace experience are encouraged to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

    If you are interested in further information, please email [email protected]


    Deposit to secure place $410

    Payment Plan $290 over 11 months

    Total cost        $3,600

    Call us now for more information on 1800 642 066 or email [email protected]

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    Since its start of operation as a Registered Training Organisation in 2011 (RTO 22004), the Centre has gained a reputation for delivering high quality Nationally Recognised Training (NRT) as well as evidence based professional development and customised training across Australia.