Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work (CHC43515)
This highly popular qualification builds on the knowledge of workers who have lived experience of mental health conditions as either a consumer or carer to train as a Peer Worker.
This peer work training provides an opportunity for participants to build on their lived experience or on-the-job experience and receive a nationally recognised qualification in mental health.
The peer workforce is the fastest growing workforce in the mental health sector. Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work (CHC43515) provides high quality training to this emerging workforce. The course is based on international evidence and sector need.
What you will learn
Our courses are delivered by experienced Peer Workers. 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
“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.” – Course Participant
Who is this for
The training is designed for anyone who works in mental health services in roles that support consumer peers or carer peers.
- Consumer Peer Worker (Paid or volunteer)
- Carer Peer Worker (Paid or volunteer)