10280NAT Certificate IV in Breastfeeding Education course structure

To achieve the qualification 10280NAT Certificate IV in Breastfeeding Education, the learner must complete 9 units:

  • 6 core units
  • 3 electives

The units are grouped into clusters.

A statement of attainment will be issued to any learner who has successfully completed one or more units of competency but does not meet the requirements for the qualification.

A valid Unique Student Identifier must be provided to ABA before ABA can issue a qualification or a statement of attainment.

Core units

Cluster 1

  • BFEPRO401 Promote breastfeeding as a representative of the organisation
  • BFELEG402 Observe legal and ethical requirements when providing breastfeeding support

Cluster 2

Breastfeeding information units cluster

  • BFEINF403 Provide breastfeeding information and support
  • BFEFAM404 Guide mothers on use of lactation aids family foods and weaning

Cluster 3

  • BFECHA405 Support mothers to negotiate life changes associated with breastfeeding
  • BFEEDU406 Plan organise and implement breastfeeding education and support programs


Breastfeeding counsellor units cluster

Pre-requisites: BFEINF403 is a pre-requisite for BFECSL407, BFECSL408 and BFECSL409.

Co-requisites: BFECSL407 and BFECSL408 are co-requisite units and must be selected together.

  • BFECSL407 Work within the breastfeeding counselling process
  • BFECSL408 Empower mothers through breastfeeding counselling
  • BFECSL409 Counsel on breastfeeding situations and problems

Community education units cluster

  • BFECOM410 Provide peer based breastfeeding support as a community educator
  • BFEPRO411 Implement initiatives to protect breastfeeding

Other electives

  • BFECHC412 Create a breastfeeding friendly child care environment
  • BFMSLP513 Use infant sleep and settling methods that support the breastfeeding relationship
  • BFMEMG515 Manage infant and young child feeding outcomes in emergency situations
  • CBMWRK001 Work as a community breastfeeding mentor
  • BSBCMM401 Make a presentation
  • CHCVOL002 Lead volunteer teams
  • PSPGEN032 Deal with conflict

For more information

See 10280NAT Certificate IV in Breastfeeding Education pre-course information (personal members only)

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