Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work – CHC43515
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 aged care, mental health, disability and home and community care.
- 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 fifteen (15) units of competency. Eight (8) of these units are core units and seven (7) 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.
Full course $3,600.00RPL from $1,650.00
Govt. Funded Place
Student contribution fee -
Concessional: $37.50Non-concessional: $150.00
- Lectures 42
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 6-24 Months
- Location Lawnton / Online / Workplace
- Attendance Full time / Part time
- Delivery Mode Internal / Online / Workplace / RPL
- Course Handbook CHC43515
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 1
- Assessments Yes
- CHCDIV001 – Work with diverse people
- CHCMHS007 – Work effectively in trauma informed care
- CHCMHS008 – Promote and facilitate self advocacy
- CHCMHS011 – Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing
- CHCPWK001 – Apply peer work practices in the mental health sector
- CHCPWK002 – Contribute to the continuous improvement of mental health services
- CHCPWK003 – Apply lived experience in mental health peer work
- HLTWHS001 – Participate in workplace health and safety
Elective Group A - CONSUMER PEER WORK specialisation
Elective Group B - CARER PEER WORK specialisation
- CHCADV001 – Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
- CHCADV002 – Provide advocacy and representation services
- CHCADV005 – Provide systems advocacy services
- CHCAGE001 – Facilitate the empowerment of older people
- CHCAGE005 – Provide support to people living with dementia
- CHCAOD001 – Work in an alcohol and other drugs context
- CHCCCS001 – Address the needs of people with chronic disease
- CHCCCS003 – Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide
- CHCCCS019 – Recognise and respond to crisis situations
- CHCCCS020 – Respond effectively to behaviours of concern
- CHCCCS023 – Support independence and wellbeing
- CHCCCS025 – Support relationships with carers and families
- CHCCDE004 – Implement participation and engagement strategies
- CHCDEV002 – Analyse impacts of sociological factors on clients in community work and services
- CHCDIS007 – Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
- CHCDIS008 – Facilitate community participation and social inclusion
- CHCDIV002 – Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
- CHCGRP001 – Support group activities
- CHCGRP002 – Plan and conduct group activities
- CHCGRP004 – Deliver structured programs
- CHCLEG001 – Work legally and ethically
- CHCMHS002 – Establish self-directed recovery relationships
- CHCMHS003 – Provide recovery oriented mental health services
- CHCMHS004 – Work collaboratively with the care network and other services
- CHCMHS005 – Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues
- CHCMHS006 – Facilitate the recovery process with the person, family and carers
- CHCPOL001 – Contribute to the review and development of policies
- CHCPRP001 – Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
- CHCYTH003 – Support young people to create opportunities in their lives
- CHCYTH011 – Work effectively with young people and their families
- HLTWHS006 – Manage personal stressors in the work environment
- BSBINM201 – Process and maintain workplace information