Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work – Fast Track
This qualification provides an opportunity to develop your skills and receive a recognised qualification to advance your career in a mental health peer role.
This Fast Track course offers Peer Workers with two or more years professional experience the opportunity to complete the Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work (CHC43515) qualification in just six face-to-face training days.
The course draws on students’ lived and on-the-job experience to consolidate and build their skills. With a small time commitment, this is a great opportunity for existing Peer Workers to receive qualifications and continue to improve their practice.
Our Peer Work courses are delivered by experienced Peer Workers.
What you will learn
Through a blend of theory, practical coursework, and discussions with other peer workers you will learn about:
- Safe Storytelling and ways of sharing your experience
- Recovery and Trauma-Informed Care
- Understanding & responding to suicide
- Undertake Peer Work practices
- Navigating the mental health system
- Work with diverse people
- Promote self-advocacy
- Work with impacted families
Who should enrol
- Consumer Peer Worker (paid or unpaid)
- Carer Peer Worker (paid or unpaid)
What to consider before enrolling in this course
“Reflecting on experience I had at work, this training could have solved a lot of the heartache I had along the way. This is going to propel the peer workforce forward.”
- Have spent the last two years working (paid or unpaid) in an identified consumer peer work or carer peer work role providing direct ongoing support to other consumers as part of their day-to-day work
- An online Language Literacy and Numeracy skills assessment is required before enrolment can be confirmed in this course.
- A workplace supervisor or manager is required to provide evidence of the participants competency in the units/qualification. For further information download the Supervisors Handbook.
- Must be over 18 years of age
- Students will be required to have regular access to a computer and internet access to complete this course
See Learner Handbook for further details
This qualification requires attendance at 6 full-day face-to-face workshops. In order to help you balance work and study, training sessions are delivered in two-day blocks.
This qualification requires the completion of an online Workplace Health and Safety unit.
Units of Competency
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people|
|CHCMHS007||Work effectively in trauma informed care|
|CHCMHS008||Promote and facilitate self-advocacy|
|CHCMHS011||Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing|
|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|
|HLTWHS001||Participate in workplace health and safety|
|Specialisation Elective unit choice|
|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|
|CHCCCS023||Support independence and wellbeing|
|CHCPRP003||Reflect on and improve own professional practice|
|HLTWHS006||Manage personal stressors in the work environment|
|CHCLEG001||Work legally and ethically|
|CHCCCS003||Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide|
|CHCMHS003||Provide recovery oriented mental health services|
You may be eligible for a fee reduction or exemption dependent on your current circumstances and/or previous experience