This qualification reflects the role of end of life doulas, who provide non-medical support to those living with life limiting conditions, terminal illness or advanced ageing, as well as to their families and/or those close to them. End of life doulas also qualify to provide or facilitate home (or other facility) based after-death care, vigil, and ceremony while providing grief and bereavement support.
This course exposes participants to challenging, emotionally confronting situations and conversations. It requires participants to have sufficient maturity and work/life experience to provide professional support services when working on their own or within organisations. The skills and knowledge necessary to work as an end of life doula include witnessing death, providing physical care of the deceased and emotional support to those who may experience deep grief and possible trauma.
Who is this qualification suitable for?
Over 18-months, you’ll attend face-to-face events, Zoom online classes, tutorials, forums, and practical sessions in a blended format. All required course learning and assessment materials will be provided. Each new intake to our course will be limited to 30 students with a group of dedicated trainers delivering the highest level of training, mentoring and support.
The face-to-face events will be held in Sydney NSW and regional Victoria. You must be willing to travel to attend the face-to-face training.
This training will be delivered by Preparing the Way, which is the leading provider of end of life doula training across Australia and New Zealand. Preparing the Way has trained over 500 end of life doulas in their 4-day intensive course to provide end of life care that is transforming the way people support those they care about, their clients and those ageing or living with an illness and approaching end of life.
There is a total of (15) units delivered over 18 months, which will require around 15 hours per week to complete this qualification. These 15 hours include a combination of classrooms, tutorials, forums, and assessments.
This qualification will equip you with the knowledge and skills to:
Download our course brochure for a full list of the units in this qualification.
All applicants will be required to undertake a course suitable interview with Preparing the Way to determine their suitably for this course prior to enrolment. Once accepted, student enrolments are completed via an online application, which includes a language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) assessment and pre training conversation. This allows us to ascertain if additional support is requirement during training.
Once accepted into the course a $1,500 deposit will be payable to guarantee your place in the program.
* Please note the LLN assessment is an online quiz and is not suitable for completion on mobile phones. A deposit will be required to secure your enrolment.
Full course cost: $12,195*
Payment plans are available.
Please note: There may be additional costs associated with resources, accommodation and flights to attend the course commencement, and training and assessment days in the last week of the course.
*Participants who have completed the 4-day Intensive Course End of Life Doula with Preparing the Way will be eligible for a tuition discount.
The full cost of 10966NAT Certificate IV in End of Life Doula Services is $12,195. This includes access to all required course learning and assessment materials and the tuition fee for attending face-to-face events, Zoom online classes, tutorials, forums, and practical sessions. All participants must pay a $1,500 deposit to confirm their enrolment.
We recommend that students enrolling in this qualification are at least 21 years of age.
10966NAT Certificate IV in End-of-Life Doula Services is 18 months long and requires an average of 15 hours per week to complete.
Payment plans are available to help spread the cost of the course and make it more accessible to those who may not be able to pay upfront. Flexible payment options are available, which can be tailored to suit individual circumstances and budgets. For example, a weekly, fortnightly or monthly plan over 18 months can be arranged.
Yes, all applicants are required to undertake an online LLN assessment as part of their application process.
The Language, Literacy, and Numeracy (LLN) assessment is an online quiz that all applicants must complete before enrolment in 10966NAT Certificate IV in End of Life Doula Services. The assessment is designed to assess an applicant’s skills and understanding in communication, writing, numeracy and problem-solving.
Eligible participants for a tuition discount for 10966NAT Certificate IV in End of Life Doula Services include those who have completed the 4-day Intensive Course End of Life Doula with Preparing the Way. This course is designed to provide learners with comprehensive knowledge and practical skills to become an end-of-life doula.
10966NAT Certificate IV in End of Life Doula Services has scheduled program intakes each year, please check the course page for current intake dates. Applicants should submit their inquiry form before the closing date for each intake.
10966NAT Certificate IV in End of Life Doula Services requires an average of 15 hours per week. This includes face-to-face events, Zoom online classes, tutorials, forums, and practical sessions.
10966NAT Certificate IV in End of Life Doula Services includes access to 10 modules of course learning and assessment materials.
Upon completing 10966NAT Certificate IV in the End of Life Doula Services course, you will receive a nationally recognised qualification. You will also be eligible to register as an End of Life Doula with Preparing the Way.
Yes, there may be additional costs associated with resources, accommodation and flights to attend the course commencement, and training and assessment days in the last week of the course.
Yes, learners will be required to complete assessments for each module to demonstrate their understanding and proficiency.
Individuals outside Australia can apply for the 10966NAT Certificate IV in End of Life Doula Services course. To do so, they must meet all entry requirements as outlined on Preparing the Way’s website and under take a interview.
If you wish to apply for entry into this program or would like further information please complete the enquiry form below.
I can see you are interested in end of life care, check out our The Death, Dying, Diagnosis and Doulas Podcast with Julie Fletcher.