The Centre for Volunteering, through the National School of Volunteer Management (SVM) [RTO code 90031], is pleased to offer the Certificate IV in Coordination of Volunteer Programs (CHC44015).

This course has been developed with the not-for-profit or community service professional in mind.  As the SVM is the training arm of the peak body for Volunteering in NSW, the course is responsive to the latest trends and requirements for volunteer coordinators in Australia.

This course will enhance your thinking on how to operate more effectively in a challenging environment often with limited resources.

You will learn new technologies and innovative processes to manage and enrich volunteer worker experiences and to channel that energy into productive outcomes.

The course is delivered on our online learning platform, and students may commence at any time on a rolling intake.

To undertake this qualification you must be currently working or volunteering in a role with coordination responsibilities.

Units of Competency:

The Certificate IV in Coordination of Volunteer Programs comprises 11 units of competency – 7 core units and 4 elective units.

Core units:

CHCCOM002 Use communication to build relationships
CHCDIV003 Manage and promote diversity
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
CHCVOL003 Recruit, induct and support volunteers
CHCVOL004 Manage volunteer workforce development
HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety
BSBLDR403 Lead team effectiveness

Elective units:

PSPGOV411A Deal with conflict
BSBMGT502 Manage people performance
BSBPMG522 Undertake project work
ICTWEB201 Use social media for collaboration and engagement


This course is mainly self-paced learning using electronic media resources, though The Centre for Volunteering’s online learning platform Moodle. It is expected that students will take 10-12 months to complete.  All units must be submitted within a year of commencement.

The course is structured to fit in with your working environment, so many assessment activities will be drawn from on-the-job activities and experiences.


Standard Student fees:

$2640   – Members of Centre for Volunteering (20% Discount)
$3300   – Non-Member of Centre for Volunteering

NSW Smart and Skilled Student Fees:

NSW Smart and Skilled funding is available for this qualification.  This training is subsidised by the NSW Government and residents of NSW may be eligible.
$0         Fee Free Scholarships*
$240     Concession*
$1550   First Qualification (no previous qualifications obtained by student and no concession or exemption)
$1820   Second or subsequent qualification (previous qualifications obtained and no concession or exemption)

* Additional Conditions apply-  For further information about Smart and Skilled visit the Smart and Skilled website or contact the SVM.  

For more information call us on 02 9261 3600 or download the course outline.

Apply Now NSW & other states

Apply Now Victoria

If your entity or network has more than 5 participants who would like to undertake this Certificate as a structured Course, contact us via email or call 02 9261 3600 for more information on how we can work with you to deliver this in-house.

Recognition of Prior Learning is available to candidates with previous qualifications or who can demonstrate significant on-the- job learning. Contact via email or call 02 9261 3600 for more information.

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