Certificate IV in Women's Advocacy

National Code: 11202NAT
TAFE SA Code: AC00133


This course aims to develop women’s educational, vocational and personal skills. Students will gain an understanding in gender analysis and develop skills for the application of advocacy at work and/or in the community. Units covering social and cultural sensitivity and mediation are also included in this course. Students will improve their skills in the areas of research, essay writing, presenting and advanced computing enabling them to take advantage of the pathways into higher education and training or to enhance employment or promotion opportunities.

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12 months 

Full Time or Part Time equivalent

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Course Admission Requirements

  • No course admission requirements
If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by date of application to this course.

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Entry Recommendations
We recommend this course if you are interested in women's advocacy and the status of women. Previous completion of units in study practice, communication, IT and advocacy from the Certificate II in Vocational Preparation for Women and/or the Certificate III in Women's Advocacy or similar is recommended.

Attendance Requirements (subject to change)
This course is delivered as a blend of face to face learning with some units online. The campus is Adelaide with some electives at Elizabeth campus. This course is face to face or online. Face to face takes place during school terms with weekday classes from 9:30 to 3.00pm. Full time study is at least 3 and a half days a week and part time is from half a day a week. 80% attendance in each unit in a term is needed to successfully complete this course.

Industry Conditions and Skills
You will need to be proficient in speaking, reading and writing English and be willing to participate in activities and discussions. You will also need good skills in word processing, PowerPoint, internet research, email and online learning. You will need good study habits, collaboration, teamwork and time management skills.

Average cost per semester
Total Fees for the 12 month course
$253 - $374
$506 - $748
$253 - $374
$506 - $748
You may be eligible for government subsidised training.
Subsidised training may require applicants to complete a Core Skills Profile Assessment (CSPA).

This course is part of the Fee Free TAFE initiative. Fee Free TAFE and vocational education is a joint initiative of the Australian and South Australian Governments providing tuition-free training places to students wanting to train, retrain or upskill. The eligibility check below is an indication only and does not confirm your eligibility status. Eligibility verification will take place before the enrolment process and may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment. The number of Fee Free TAFE places that are funded is limited by the terms of the skills agreement signed by the Australian and South Australian Governments. Should all available Fee Free TAFE places be taken, subsequent applicants will be offered a subsidised place.

Fee Free Training Eligibility
Full Fee
$4,323 - $6,386
$8,646 - $12,773
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  • Employment Outcomes

    Graduates of the course have gained employment in:
    • Business Services (Administrative Officers)
    • Education (Lecturer VET and Higher Education)
    • Community Services and Health, and (Youth/Carer/Support Workers)
    • Other industries (Small Business Operators)

    Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

    Qualifications & Skills Covered

    Certificate IV in Women's Advocacy (11202NAT)
    This course aims to:

    • develop women’s broad-based educational, vocational and personal skills,
    • provide a pathway into higher education and training in TAFE, University, and/or to enhance employment or promotion opportunities,
    • develop skills for the application of advocacy at work and/or in the community,
    • provide a grounding in gender analysis
    • To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 3 core units and 7 elective units.
      Not all electives are offered each semester.

    Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.

    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.
    of TAFE SA graduates would recommend their training.

    * 2023 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
  • Core

    Name Nominal Hours
    Conduct research 30
    Provide advocacy and representation services 80
    Research and apply feminist frameworks 80


    Name Nominal Hours
    Advocate for women 80
    Design and produce complex spreadsheets 50
    Design and produce complex text documents 100
    Interpret and use legal information 65
    Make a presentation 30
    Make presentations 30
    Manage conflict at work 20
    Set study goals and plan education pathway 50
    Show social and cultural sensitivity 20
    Work within a community development framework 65
    Write complex documents 50
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