|Certificate IV in Government|
Course (qualification) Code Explained
This qualification has a unique eight-character code:
- the first three characters identify the training package
- the first number identifies the qualification level
- the next two numbers identify the qualification’s position in the sequence of qualifications at that level
- the last two numbers identify the year in which the qualification was endorsed
Maximum Course Completion Time Explained
Our courses are flexible and may be studied at your pace.
To determine the maximum completion time for this course, we first take into account the nominal hours allocated, then the Australian Qualifications Framework volume of learning indicators.
We then add on one full year to allow busy students more time to complete, if needed.
If you cannot complete your course in this time, we will discuss all available options with you. However, you may study this a lot faster if you wish.
Entry Requirements Explained
The entry requirements for this course are determined by the national training product.
YES - see below: see the entry requirements accordion below for any formal entry requirements needed to enter this course
NO: see the entry requirements accordion below for any recommendations we may have provided in relation to the levels of learning, reading, writing, oral communication and numeracy (Core Skills) required for you to successfully participate in this course.
Preferred - see below: the training product for this qualification has indicated that there are preferred pathways for candidates.
Language, Literacy and Numeracy testing is provided as part of the enrolment process to determine if support and guidance is required to improve one or more of these core skills.
Nominal Hours Explained
These are generally the value assigned to a Nationally Recognised Qualification that nominally represents the anticipated hours of supervised learning and/or training deemed necessary to successfully complete the course criteria and assessment requirements.
The amount of actual hours taken will vary depending on the core skills (learning, reading, writing, oral communication and numeracy), together with workplace experience and computer skills each individual brings with them at course commencement.
Our course and study commitment required each week is flexible and self paced to ensure our students can easily incorporate their study timetable into their weekly personal schedule.
Qualification Awarded Explained
The qualification level for this course is recorded here. This is part of the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF), a national policy for regulated qualifications in Australian education and training.
Click here to view the benefits of completing this AQF qualification.
Click here to learn about the AQF level you will study during this course.
This logo appears on your certificate when you successfully complete this course.
Volume of Learning Explained
The volume of learning defines the complexity of the qualification, however the amount of time needed by individuals will largely be dependent on the core skills (learning, reading, writing, oral communication and numeracy), plus computer skills you bring with you when you start and the amount of hours you can dedicate each week to your study, so the volume of learning will vary for each person.
The volume of learning allocated to this qualification includes all teaching, learning and assessment activities that are required to be undertaken by the typical student to achieve the learning outcomes. These activities may include some or all of the following: guided learning (such as classes, lectures, tutorials, on-line study or self-paced study guides), individual study, research, learning activities in the workplace (if needed) and assessment activities.
The teaching, learning and assessment activities are usually measured in equivalent full time years. The generally accepted length of a full time year, used for educational participation, is 1200 hours.
|up to 2 years
Units Studied Explained
The number recorded here indicates the amount of units of competency you will be required to study to successfully complete this course.
A unit of competency provides the content, knowledge and skills you will be asked to study and then subsequently be assessed against.
The amount of hours allocated to each of these units may vary, depending on the complexity level and criteria for each of them.
See the units studied accordion below for a full list of these units.
Nationally Recognised Training Explained
Nationally recognised training is defined as: Any program of training leading to vocational qualifications and credentials that are recognised across Australia.
These include: industry training package qualifications and units of competency as listed on www.training.gov.au and courses that have been accredited by a VET Regulator.
Only Registered Training Organisation's (RTOs), such as CLET RTO #31254 are able to offer vocational education and training (VET) courses to students. CLET as an RTO must meet strict regulatory standards and our Nationally Recognised Courses that appear on our scope of registration can be identified when we display the following symbol, for example:
BSB31015 - Certificate III in Business Administration (Legal)
The dollar amount recorded here is the full fee for this course.
For payment plan options, see the fees and payment plan accordion below. This provides interest free payment options you may select when you enrol.
A small administration fee applies for payment plans.
Payment Plans Explained
We offer our students the opportunity to pay their course fees via easy and affordable monthly payment plan options, automatically deducted on the 10th of each month from your nominated credit card you use during the enrolment process to pay the course deposit. See the Fees and Payment Plan accordion for information below.
Alternative payment amounts and schedules are also easily arranged by contacting our accounts staff on 1300 760 605 or contact us prior to enrolment.
|Yes - see below
Delivery mode indicates how you will be provided your study resources. You may see one or more of the following:
RPL ONLY – if this is recorded, no study option is available, assessment is via RPL ONLY and has restricted entry, please refer to entry requirements.
Online only – entire course completed online, may include role play or video upload
Attendance and online – face-to-face component supported by online resources and online assessments
Attendance only – resources available online but assessments conducted during attendance
Integrated – online theory and attend CLET assessment centre for some assessment components
Distance – online theory and attend external agencies for some assessment components
Workplace learning – resources available online but assessments conducted as part of workplace performance (note: if not all assessments are conducted in the workplace, then distance will also be recorded)
Attendance indicates if you will study completely online or be required to attend a classroom or third party locations as part of your course.
NO. - If there is a 'No' recorded here and you will be studying this course, resources and all study is conducted online. However, this may include external website and phone research if needed.
For RPL candidates, if 'No' is recorded here, no attendance is requried.
Classroom. - This means you will attend a classroom on allocated dates, where you will receive face to face instruction from a trainer. This may or may not include face to face assessment activities.
Third Party. - This means you may be required to contact and/or attend a location not operated by the college, however it provides specialist resources required for you to successfully complete your course.
The work outcome/s recorded in this section are advisory only.
These are possible outcomes you may wish to investigate before, during or after you successfully complete this course, either via study or assessment for RPL.
These possible outcomes are either suggested by the training product and, or our student feedback on employment they have achieved following being awarded with this qualification.
Of course, like any employment and selection process it can be competitive and may require other knowledge, skills and experience on top of your qualification.
However, it is our experience that if you study the area you wish to seek employment in, and/or can successfully present a qualification in that area during the selection process, together with answering interview questions relevant to the position, you will present as a more confident and competitive applicant.
See the Work Outcome accordion below for more suggested positions.
Enrolment Open Explained
This area will either display a 'Yes - enrol now' or 'No'. See below for an explanation.
Yes. - this means you may enrol into this course by clicking on the green 'Enrol Now button' on this page to complete our online enrolment form anytime leading up to and on the course start date of your choice. These dates can be found on the timetable displayed on the right side of this page.
CLOSED. - this means this course is currently closed and not accepting enrolments at this time. Please feel free to contact us, 1300 760 605 or live chat for more information.
|Yes - enrol now
Assessment indicates if you will be required to complete formal assessments that are marked by your trainer as part of this course. See the following for an explanation.
Yes. - this means you will be required to read instructions and complete assessment tasks to the standard requested. Assessments may include a mixture of, but not limited to the following:
- Online quizzes.
- Produce word documents - including workbooks, essays and reports.
- Produce a PowerPoint.
- Produce other Microsoft documents.
- Complete audio and/or video files.
- Participate in forum posts.
- Short answer questions.
- Case studies and scenarios.
- Complete practical assessments, if required.
No. - This means that you will not be required to complete any formal assessments as part of this course. This is limited to non-accredited courses.
Student Support Explained
The student support offered to our students is comprehensive and can be accessed in many different ways.
Using our custom designed online Student Hub inside our Online Study Cloud you may send messages and requests to a variety of college staff 24/7. The support offered includes:
- Study Cloud. - 24/7 access.
- Student Hub. - Send questions and receive answers.
- Student Lounge. - an amazing area to hangout.
- Live Chat. - ask questions in real time.
- Phone Support. - discuss your questions over the phone.
- Study Mates. - make contact with other students.
- Audio and Video. - Listen to watch instructions and overviews.
- Read Speaker. - a tool that will read the text for you.
- Search Bar. - search for what you are looking for easily.
- Progress Report.
- Student Dashboard. - a personal student dashboard that provides statistical information on your study experience.
Assessment Due Dates Explained
Nearly all of our courses are flexible and have no assessment due dates to allow for the busy student. This reduces the pressure and provides for a more enjoyable learning experience. See the following for an explanation.
NO. - this means there are no assessment due dates and you may submit your assessments are your own pace. The only restriction is all assessments must be completed and submitted within the maximum course completion time.
YES. - This means that your course is a structured program and will have scheduled assessment due dates.
|No - study at your pace
Awarded By Explained
This area provides you with the college that will be awarding you with the qualification.
CLET. - College for Law, Education and Training.
CLJA. - College for Law and Justice Administration.
VET FEE HELP Explained
VET FEE HELP is a government funded program that allows Diploma students and above a 'study now' and 'pay later' via their tax system, once they earn a certain amount.
We have elected not to seek permission to offer VET FEE HELP to our students and RPL candidates for the following reasons:
- VET FEE HELP is only available for Diploma and above.
- Our research has shown that colleges that offer VET FEE HELP have elevated their course fees, some up to 4 times.
- Students who elect to study their courses with colleges offering VET FEE HELP incur a study debt that can take years to pay off.
- Our course fees remain as low as we can make them.
INSTEAD of VET FEE HELP, we offer interest free affordable payment plans, that can be adjusted to suit your personal budget, which means when you are awarded your qualification or Statement of Attainment you will be debt free.
Start Date Explained
We offer monthly start dates for all courses, unless otherwise advised here.
Each course page displays a timetable on the right hand side, where you can easily see the list of upcoming start dates.
When you click on the green 'Enrol Now button', you will be provided with the option to select which date you wish to commence your course.
|Monthly - see timetable
|Assessments submitted online and assessment feedback available online 24/7