CHC41215 Certificate IV in Career Development




CEAV Institute is a quality provider of  CHC41215 Certificate IV in Career Development.This program has been designed to enhance the entry level skills and knowledge of individuals wanting to work in the career industry to support individuals and professional career practitioners in their career service. This qualification covers workers who provide a range of programs and services to individuals and groups of clients and employers to support them in planning their career and/or locating, securing and maintaining suitable employment.

Work at this level may include, for example:Work in career information and transition services, assisting in career adviser roles in education, training, school or transition work environments.

The Certificate IV in Career Development qualifies a person at the Associate Status (CICA Standard 4.3.2 _2011)

This qualifies a person to engage in Career Interviewing which is essentially gathering and disseminating appropriate information and assisting clients to clarify their thoughts and keeping records.  It also qualifies them to engage in career conversations which provide Career Advice, which is limited to helping with the interpretation of information, and with meeting needs already clearly understood by the client, and may or may not include signposting to a guidance interview where a more in-depth response can be provided by a Career Practitioner with Professional Status (CICA standards 4.3.1_2011).

This web page provides details of the course units; structure; cost; delivery methods and requirements for completion of the credential. If you are interested in this course you will need to complete the Enquiry form

Delivery Mode

This course is delivered mainly online, and during COVID-19 restrictions workshops are conducted online via ZOOM. Once restrictions lift, face-to-face workshops will be conducted on site at the CEAV the Institute based in Greensborough, Victoria. All students will be notified by email about the workshop requirements and any other details, at least 1 week prior to the workshop date. Any students unable to attend the face to face workshops have the option of watching the associated webinar. All workshop related webinars are located in Moodle. 

Download the course enquiry form here


This course is designed to provide the underpinning knowledge and skills to support workers, who provide programs and services to individuals and groups of clients and employers to support people in planning their career and/or locating, securing and maintaining suitable employment. They may work in career information and transition services or assist in career advisor roles in education, training, school or transition work environments.  Some examples of employment options in the career industry include:

  • ACE, TAFE and private providers
  • Adult migrant counsellors
  • Employment agency staff
  • Human Resources
  • Indigenous support workers
  • Learning and development positions in corporate organisations
  • Local Government youth workers
  • Pathways and transition staff in secondary schools, tertiary institutions or colleges
  • Staff working in Integration and Disability services
  • Telephone careers advisers
  • Rehabilitation Counsellors
  • Welfare/youth workers


Learners will use the following learning delivery methods to undertake this course:

  • Online learning environment
  • Course readings
  • Attendance of 5 full day training workshops (if you have enrolled in the Mixed Mode delivery option
  • Completion of assessment tasks in the workplace and online
  • Participation in selected webinars
  • Study groups (optional)
  • Individualised tutuoring upon request
  • Course duration 52 weeks

This course is made up of 13 units of competency, 8 core and 5 electives. CEAV Institute has selected the most applicable units of competency to suit a wide range of practitioners supporting others through career transitions.


The following dates apply to students and future students of the CHC41215 Certificate IV in Career Development.


2021 March Intake


Important Dates

Course start date: Monday 8th March 2021

Workshop 1 - Career Development Frameworks/Induction: Tuesday 9th March 2021

Workshop 2 - Facilitating Career Development: Wednesday 26th May 2021

Workshop 3 - Career Interviewing: Wednesday 4th & Thursday 5th August 2021 (2 day workshop)

Workshop 4 - Career Planning for Diverse Clients: Wednesday 17th November 2021 

RPL Assessments: By appointment

Course Completion Date: 11th March 2022

All workshops will be conducted via ZOOM during COVID-19 restrictions and onsite at CEAV Institute, 61 Civic Drive Greensborough when restrictions are lifted (TBC)

Census Dates: Part A - Monday 10th May 2021

                        Part B - Monday 22nd November 2021

                        Part C - Monday 3rd February 2022


2020 Mid-Year Intake


Important Dates

Course start date: Monday 6th July 2020

Workshop 1 - Career Development Frameworks/Induction: Monday 6th July 2020

Workshop 2 - Facilitating Career Development: Tuesday 22nd September 2020

Workshop 3 - Career Interviewing: Wednesday 25th & Thursday 26th November 2020 (2 day workshop)

Workshop 4 - Career Planning for Diverse Clients: Wednesday 31st March 2021

RPL Assessments: By appointment

Course Completion Date: Friday 16th July 2021

All workshops will be conducted at CEAV Institute, 61 Civic Drive Greensborough

Census Dates: Part A - Monday 21st September 2020

                        Part B - Monday 8th March 2021

                        Part C - Monday 14th June 2021







Schedule of fees 2020


Enrolment, certificates, course folder, information/induction session and Graduation ceremony do not attract any fees for CEAV Institute students


Skills First Eligible Students



2020 Course Fees - $3520


Payment 1



Payment 2



Payment 3



RPL Administration


No additional cost

Credit Transfer



12 Months CEAV Student Membership


Included in course fees

Re-Issue of Certificate/Statement/Transcrip








  •  All prices are quoted in Australian Dollars

  • All fees are GST exempt

  • CEAV Institute does not accept fees in advance

  • Candidates will be invoiced for course fees after course commencement. Candidates will receive 3 invoices

  • Upon receipt of each invoice, students will have 4 weeks in which to pay the invoiced course fees.

  • Census dates apply to each part of the course

  • Course fees will not be refunded if withdrawal occurs after census date
  • The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrollment

  • This is to acknowledge that training for government subsidised courses is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.The Victorian Government provides subsidised places for eligible residents into some courses. In general, you are eligible for a government-subsidised training place under ‘Skills First’ if you are:

      • an Australian citizen
      • a Australian Permanent Resident (holder of a permanent visa)
      • a New Zealand citizen
      • an Asylum seeker/victim of human trafficking (must have ARC/ASRC referral, or online VEVO validation by Institute staff)

    and are living in Victoria for the duration of your studies;

    and are any of the following:

      • under 20 years of age
      • any age and seeking to enrol in a Foundation Skills List course (and do not hold a Diploma or above qualification or are receiving core skills training in other sectors)
      • any age and seeking to enrol in VCE or VCAL
      • any age and seeking to enrol in an apprenticeship
      • 20 years and older and ‘upskilling’ by seeking to enrol in a course at a higher level than your existing qualification.**

    and are commencing/concurrently studying no more than 2 government-subsidised courses in a calendar year;

    and are commencing no more than 2 government-subsidised courses at the same Australian Qualification Framework level in your lifetime (some exemptions apply – check with us if you are not sure).

    You are also required to:

      • obtain a USI (Unique Student Identifier) prior to enrolment as part of your eligibility for a government-subsidised place.
      • show evidence of your citizenship/residency and age at enrolment. This can include one of the following (original or certified copy required, plus an additional photocopy to submit):
        • a current green Medicare card
        • an Australian birth certificate (not birth extract)
        • a current Australian passport
        • a current New Zealand passport
        • a naturalisation certificate (Australian citizenship certificate)
        • formal papers from DIBP confirming permanent residence.
          If you are under 20 proof of age must also be presented, if not included in one of the above documents.

    You can also check what you may be eligible for using the interactive Victorian Skills Gateway Eligibility Indicator.


      • Prisoners detained in a custodial setting are not eligible for a government subsidised place. The only exception is an individual on a community based order, or, an individual from the Judy Lazarus Transition Centre, where students can physically access training outside a custodial setting without supervision. Such students must present with a letter from the Department of Human Services, confirming their status in line with this rule, and then the letter attached to the student’s enrolment form.
      • Students detained under the Mental Health Act 1986; or the Crimes (Mental Impairment and Unfitness to be Tried) Act 1987 or the Sentencing Act 1991 at the Thomas Embling Hospital are not eligible for government-subsidised place.
      • Secondary school students already enrolled with a separate government, non-government, independent or catholic secondary school, or registered for home schooling, are generally not eligible for a government-subsidised place at TAFE (school-based trainees and school-based apprentices excepted).

    * Information is subject to change pending notification of changes of government policy for government subsidised places. Some eligibility exclusions may apply. Please check your eligibility for a government subsidised place with our Student Administration Unit when enrolling in your course.

     Audit Information can be found here



If you are interested in this 1 year part time course you will need to complete the enquiry form and return it to CEAV Institute.


To assist prospective students to determine whether a course is suitable and appropriate for the individual needs the Institute will assess all students’ language, literacy and numeracy and digital literacy by asking you to undertake a self-assessment review prior to the enrolment.

A course advisor will discuss the outcomes of the review and make recommendations about whether the course is suitable for you, and identify additional support where required.

For complaint and withdrawal forms please go to our forms tab.


2020 Course Guide