Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work
This highly popular qualification provides Peer Workers with an opportunity to build on their lived experience and on-the-job experience and receive a nationally recognised qualification in mental health.
The peer workforce is the fastest growing mental health workforce in Australia. The Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work (CHC43515) has been developed to build on the knowledge 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.
The course is suited to students with no prior qualification and some work experience, or someone who has on-the-job experience and would like to consolidate it through formal learning.
The course is delivered by experienced Peer Workers.
Run over one year, including 40 hours of virtual classrooms and supported self-paced learning and assessments.
What you will learn
Through a blend of theory, practical coursework and discussions with other Peer Workers you will learn:
- 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)
“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 workforc