Peer Leadership Skill Set
Foster new and existing peer leadership skills and knowledge and connect with other peer leaders across NSW.
Mental Health Coordinating Council’s Peer Leadership Skill Set is a short, accredited course for mental health peer work leaders intended to contribute to the ongoing development of the peer workforce and mental health sector. The course aims to foster new skills and knowledge for application in the workplace, further develop peer leadership opportunities, recognise and formalise existing skills and knowledge, and connect you with other peer leaders across NSW.
What you will learn
During this course, you will explore:
- Definitions and applications of peer leadership
- Challenges of peer leaders working in various organisational and leadership environments
- Tools for navigating and leading as a peer worker in an emerging workforce
- How to mentor other peer workers and peer leaders
- How to create and advocate for organisational and culture change within scope of role
- How to lead in sustainable and peer-connected ways
Who should enrol
The Skill Set is for the following groups of individuals:
- Mental health peer workers working in a designated leadership or senior role as a consumer peer worker or carer peer worker in the mental health peer sector
- Mental health peer workers who are identified as leaders or emerging leaders by their peers (including leaders not in a paid or designated peer leadership role)
- Established or experienced mental health peer workers and leaders who would like to gain the skillset as vocational recognitions for their existing skills and knowledge
CHC43515 Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work or have at least two (2) years’ experience (paid or unpaid) as a mental health peer worker.
Units of competence
The Peer Leadership Skill Set consists of four units of competency:
|BSBLDR602||Provide leadership across the organisation|
|TAEDEL414||Mentor in the workplace|
|CHCADV005||Provide systems advocacy services|
|CHCPRP001||Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships|