Are you passionate about social welfare and justice? This professional development course is ideal for anyone who wants to deepen their understanding of effective campaigning to promote social justice.
The Certificate of Advocacy will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to represent the interests of those individuals who require advocacy services in the community and health sectors. This online course will take you through the representative role and teach you how to negotiate outcomes and liaise with key people in the advocacy process.
This online advocacy course will deepen your understanding of the critical issues of advocacy, provide you with essential planning tools and a range of proven advocacy methods and strategies for action.
On completion of this course, you will have gained the skills necessary to advocate for individuals and groups within your community and globally using proven methods affecting change.
Unit 1 - Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
Client interests, rights and needs
SODAS decision-making process
Client meetings / phone calls
Optimise outcomes for client
Client rights and preferences
Duty of care
Document of client contact
Apply work practices
Code of ethics
Health and safety
Unit 2 - Provide advocacy and representation services
Representative role and process
Conditions of representation
Consent to advocacy
Key support people
Reporting and accountability
Framework for action
Interests of individuals or groups
Liaise with key people
Strategic alliances and networks
Collaborative planning and action
Identify areas of conflict
Purpose and objectives
Effectiveness of strategies
Unit 3 - Provide systems advocacy services
Client rights and interests
Consent to advocacy
Peak industry bodies
Projects and programs
Surveys and focus groups
Breaches of service delivery
Law and ethics
Promote service providers
Strategic alliances and partnerships
Develop a framework for change
Areas requiring change
Continuous improvement cycle
Estimated duration 45 hours
Course Delivery and Start
Start anytime, self-paced and 100% online
Assessment will be comprised of written exercises, including short-answer questions, reflective tasks, short reports and/or projects. There are no examinations or due dates for assessment. As a result, you can complete training in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
I enjoyed being able to do the course at my own pace. It was a very informative course and I feel more confident in being able to do this type of work in the future. The instructors were very quick to reply whenever I had any questions, which made me feel very supported throughout the course.
G. Auciello, Reservoir, VIC | Certificate of Advocacy
I have found the website very easy to use. It is one of the best websites that I have worked on. I have really enjoyed studying my course.
K. Griffiths, Teddington, QLD | Certificate of Advocacy
I like the freedom of studying at my own pace so this online course really suited me
K. Sutherland, Farrar, NT | Certificate of Advocacy
Why Choose Australian Online Courses?
Professional development that is widely recognised and respected;
Improve your employment opportunities;
Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
High-quality professional development programs written by industry experts;
All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
Unlimited tutor support via email;
We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply);
Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
Are there any entry requirements or pre-requisites?
There are no entry requirements or pre-requisites for entry into this program.
How long will it take to complete this course?
The approximate study hours for this course is 45 hours. Twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply).
Can I purchase optional printed materials?
Yes! The cost for printed materials for this course is $50 per unit.Total cost for optional printed materials is: $150.00. Printed materials are available for purchase at any time and not require to complete this course. Everything you need to complete the course is provided online via our e-learning system.
When can I start this course?
You can start within 60 minutes during business hours when you enrol and pay in full with a credit card!
Credit card: Within 60 mins during business hours.
BPAY: Within 1-2 working days.
Internet Banking: Within 1-2 working days.
Cheque/Money Order: Upon receipt of mailed cheque.
Will I receive a certificate upon completion of this course?
Yes! You will receive a Certificate of Attainment upon successful completion of your assessment.
Do I need to attend classes or undertake any work placements?
No. All courses are delivered online via our e-learning system and there are no work placement requirements in this course.
What support can I expect from Australian Online Courses?
Unlimited tutor support is available throughout your studies via email during business hours Monday to Friday. Our Administrative team are available Monday to Friday via email, live chat and telephone.
I am an international student. Can I enrol into this course?
Yes! We accept enrolments from individuals both within Australia and internationally; location is no barrier to entry into our programs.