Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work
National Course Code CHC43515
The peer workforce is arguably the fastest growing workforce in mental health in Australia. Based on international evidence and identified sector need, the Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work CHC43315 has been developed to meet the needs of this emerging workforce.
This qualification reflects the role of workers who have lived experience of mental health conditions as either a consumer or carer and who work in mental health services in roles that support consumer peers or carer peers. Workers are employed in the mental health sector in government, public, private or community managed services.
This training provides an opportunity for peer workers to build upon their lived experience and their on-the-job experience and receive a nationally recognised qualification in mental health.
"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
If you have on-the-job experience or workforce training, you may be closer to a qualification than you think!
Recognition prior learning (RPL) - Full recognition
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|
|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|
|BSBCMM401||Make a presentation|
|CHCGRP001||Support group activities|
|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