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Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work


Hands on, Immersive Learning

A truly immersive Community Services learning Experience

  • Latest Nationally recognised training
  • Trainers who actually work in the industry
  • 25 years experience in the Community Sector
  • 18 years experience as a  registered training organisation
  • High quality materials, resources and personalised support
  • The opportunity to learn and work with the best

Simply the best community sector Training.

If you are a person with a lived experience of mental illness or a carer supporting others affected by a mental health condition – then this training could be for you! People currently working in the mental health and/or mental health peer work sectors – this course is specific training for your role.


The Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work has been developed and supports a nationally recognised qualification for peer workers to help facilitate recognition and broader engagement of peer workers throughout the mental health sector. As a Mental Health Peer Worker you are employed in a job where you can empower groups in your community. This role is a rewarding job and a great way to give back to your community by making a difference in people’s everyday lives. The development of the qualification has involved a rigorous process with input from technical and advisory groups including peer workers and people with a lived experience.

To enrol in this qualification, it is essential that you identify as either a person with lived experience of mental illness and/or a carer supporting others affected by a mental health condition.

By undertaking this training, you will be provided with a foundation to recovery oriented practice through experiential activities, reflections and completion of workbooks and assessment items. Recovery oriented practice training involves participatory learning, which incorporates the concepts, principles and philosophical framework of recovery-oriented community and mental health practice. The training is delivered through a combination of face to face workshops, using self-paced learner resources and activities, and recognition of prior learning (including individualized training plans that incorporate robust reasonable adjustment).

This qualification reflects the role of workers who have lived experience of mental illness as either a consumer or carer and who work in mental health services in roles that support consumer peers or carer peers. Workers are employed in the mental health sector in government, public, private or community managed services.

This qualification may provide an appropriate pathway into higher level qualifications, such as those in mental health and home & community care.

Key features
  • Learn from our sector leading trainers
  • Recognition of experience and prior learning of existing workers’ experience
  • Study in a flexible manner that suits you
  • Access a range of assessment methods designed to suit your background and study goals


The  Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work  is made up of 15 units of competency.  Eight of these units are core units and seven are elective units.

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 80 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of units of competency.

Some units within this qualification are common to other qualifications in Community Services and Disability, therefore individual training plans can be developed to suit your background and learning needs.

View the packaging rules for the Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work and see what core and elective units you can complete.


There are no prerequisites for Spectrum Training’s Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work, however you must have a lived experience of recovery from a mental health journey or cared for someone who has.

How to enrol

Please fill out the form below and one of our consultants will contact you regarding your enrollment.

View this qualification on the Australian Government’s training.gov.au website.