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About the sector

The community managed mental health sector is a key provider of mental health services and supports to people in the community.

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Annual Reports

Find detailed information on the work we do to support the community managed mental health sector.

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Latest news

Catch up on all the latest news and stories from the community-based mental health sector.

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Discover a range of ways to connect and learn through our events, forums and talks.

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Mental Health Rights Manual

An online guide to help explain your legal and human rights in the mental health and human services systems in New South Wales.

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Recovery Oriented Language Guide

Words are important. The language we use and the stories we tell have great significance to all involved.

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Registered training

Build on your lived experience or on-the-job experience and receive a nationally recognised qualification.

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Customised training

Contact us to design a professional development solution for your workforce and organisation.

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Our members

Our members are community managed mental health organisations, large and small, local and NSW-wide service providers.

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Become a member

Join a strong network of community-based mental health organisations delivering better outcomes for people in New South Wales.

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Nationally Recognised Training Enquiry

Peer Leadership

Thank you for your interest in enrolling for the Peer Leadership course. We appreciate the time needed to undertake an accredited course and want to make sure our students are aware of the commitments needed to complete the course successfully.

Please read the entry requirements below carefully.

Entry Requirements

The Peer Leadership course is for the following groups of individuals who have at least two years’ mental health peer work-related experience (paid or unpaid):

  • 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 sector
  • Mental Health Peer Workers who are identified as leaders/emerging leaders by their peers (i.e. leaders not in a paid or designated peer leadership role)
  • established/experienced Mental Health Peer Workers/leaders who would like to gain the skillset as vocational recognition for their existing skills and knowledge

You must also meet the following criteria:

  • be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, or a holder of a permanent residence visa, or a migrant, refugee or asylum seeker holding a temporary or bridging visa providing work and/or study rights
  • no longer be in school, in accordance with the relevant State’s school leaving requirements
  • not be in receipt of another Commonwealth or State/Territory bursary or scholarship
  • be able to meet the attendance and study requirements to complete the course

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • Empathy, patience and the desire to empower others
  • Strong organisational and time management skills
  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and in groups

See the following resources for further details:

Learner Handbook
Supervisor Handbook


This is an enquiry form. 

By completing this form you are not registering or securing a place on any course. 

If you are eligible, Student Support will contact you with next steps for applying to a course. 

Are you currently working in a peer work leadership role?(Required)
Have you been in a peer work position for more than 2 years?(Required)
Have you completed a Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work?(Required)
What are you enquiring about?
(Tick all that apply)
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
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