Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work CHC43515 - Fast Track
The Fast Track option allows peer workers with at least two years' professional experience to complete the CHC43515 Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work qualification in just six face-to-face training days. It draws on students' lived and on-the-job experience to consolidate and build their skills. Because of the small time commitment, it is a great opportunity for existing peer workers looking to get qualified and continue to improve their practice.
The peer workforce is growing rapidly within Australia's mental health sector. Developed in response to the need for nationally recognised credential in this area, this qualification will be an asset to anyone working in a mental health peer role. It will support peer workers to use their lived experience in a purposeful way to guide others on their recovery journey.
The training is highly practical, with students undertaking extensive reflection on their own peer work experience through classroom activities and assessments. There will be opportunities for students to learn from each other, and to discuss professional challenges they have faced. Workshops will be delivered by multiple facilitators. More information about what to expect can be found under 'Overview of Qualification' below.
"reflecting on the experience I had at work in the past, I can appreciate the breadth of content in [this training] could have solved a lot of the heartache I had along the way. This is going to propel the [peer] workforce forward."
- course participant
Who should enrol?
Consumer Peer Worker (paid or unpaid)
Carer Peer Worker (paid or unpaid)
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See Participant Handbook for further details
Course delivery and completion options
Recognition prior learning (RPL) - Full recognition
Recognition prior learning (RPL) - Partial recognition/blended pathway
Units of Competency
|This qualification consists of 15 units of competency including 8 core units and 7 elective units as outlined below:|
|CHCPWK001||Apply peer work practices in the mental health sector|
|CHCPWK002||Contribute to the continuous improvement of mental health services for consumers and carers|
|CHCPWK003||Apply lived experience in mental health peer work|
|CHCMHS007||Work effectively in trauma informed care|
|CHCMHS008||Promote and facilitate self-advocacy|
|CHCMHS011||Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people|
|HLTWHS001||Participate in workplace health and safety|
|Compulsory Elective units|
|CHCPWK004||Work effectively in consumer mental health peer work – Elective Consumer Specialisation|
|CHCPWK005||Work effectively with carers as a mental health peer worker – Elective Carer specialisation|
|CHCLEG001||Work legally and ethically|
|CHCMHS003||Provide recovery oriented mental health services|
|CHCCCS003||Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide|
|CHCCCS023||Support independence and wellbeing|
|CHCPRP003||Reflect on and improve own professional practice|
|HLTWHS006||Manage personal stressors in the work environment|
You may be eligible for a fee reduction or exemption dependent on your current circumstances and/or previous experience, for qualification fee pricing and current funding opportunities click here.
Training delivered by Mental Health Coordinating Council Inc. RTO Code 91296