CHC43515

Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work

A career in Mental Health Peer Work

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.

 

AQF Level

Certificate IV

Course Duration

8 - 24 months depending on mode of delivery

Delivery Method

Classroom or Online

Total Number of Units

15

Work Placement

80 hours (mandatory requirement)

 

Units of competency

CHCDIV001

Work with diverse people

HLTWHS001

Participate in workplace health and safety

CHCPWK001

Apply peer work practices in the mental health sector

CHCPWK002

Contribute to the continuous improvement of mental health services

CHCMHS007

Work effectively in trauma informed care

CHCMHS008

Promote and facilitate self-advocacy

Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing

CHCMHS011

CHCMHS002

Establish self-directed recovery relationships

Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues

CHCMHS005

CHCMHS006

Facilitate the recovery process with person, family carers

Recognise and respond to crisis situations

CHCCCCS019

CHCCCS003

Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide

Apply lived experience in mental health peer work

CHCPWK003

CHCPWK004

Work effectively in consumer mental health peer work

Work effectively with carers as a mental health peer worker

CHCPWK005

 

Entry requirements

Students must have standard Language, Literacy and numeracy skills and will be required to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy assessment at Certificate III level. A current Police Check is a requirement before the commencement of practical placement.

 

Delivery

Classroom delivery 2-3 days a week, plus 80 hours of work placement.
Online study options available.

 

Queensland
Cairns
Townsville
Fortitude Valley
Atherton

Victoria
St Albans
Melton
Craigieburn

New South Wales
Parramatta
Bankstown
Maroubra
Dubbo
Liverpool
Penrith
Tuggerah
Port Macquarie
Campbelltown
Taree
Hornsby
Wallsend

Course Locations

 

Career opportunities

  • Coordinator - Mental Health (Carer Peer Work)

  • Coordinator - Mental Health (Consumer Peer Work)

  • Mental Health Outreach Worker

Graduate stories

Jacky  |  Skilling Queenslanders for Work participant - Brisbane

I completed my training with breakthru in January 2018. The course was a Certificate III in Individual Support. The trainer was the best I have ever had, as she made the course so interesting and hands on. The trainer's visits and feedback while on practical work placement was super supportive and by the end of the course, I was employed!.

What may be surprising to people reading this is I am in my 60’s!! and have found my dream job!

The three R’s - The Right course, the Right Trainer and the Right Company!! Thankyou breakthru! Life can begin in your sixty’s!

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