Certificate IV in Mental Health and Peer work

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Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work is a course you can choose to specialise in either consumer peer work or carer peer work. In both specialisations you will develop communication skills, learn how to work with a diverse range of people, and gain experience working within the recovery framework. Our highly-experienced team of industry professionals will give you the one-on-one guidance needed to succeed in the industry.

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 peer or carer peers. Workers are employed in the mental health sector in government, public, private or community managed services.

Upon Completion of this course you will be qualified to work in a range of residential, outreach, and peer support programs as a mental health peer worker.

To ensure an appropriate learning opportunity, prospective students need to demonstrate a capacity to undertake study at a Certificate IV level, this can be demonstrated via the following:

  • Pre-training review to ensure student has the appropriate level of Language Literacy and Numeracy to achieve the competencies. Where a test result is supplied, it must be within the last 12 months.
  • Basic computer skills
  • You will need to be at least 18 years old.



A satisfactory National Police Check (NPC) and where a student has resided in another country from the age of 16, as a permanent resident of citizen, they will be required to provide a Statutory Declaration.

A satisfactory Working with Children Check

Core units:

1.CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people

2.CHCMHS007 Work effectively in trauma-informed care

3.CHCMHS008 Promote and facilitate self-advocacy

4.CHCMHS011 Assess and promote social, emotional, and physical wellbeing

5.CHCPWK001 Apply peer work practices in the mental health sector

6.CHCPWK002 Contribute to the continuous improvement of mental health services

7.CHCPWK003 Apply lived experience in mental health peer work

8.HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety

Elective units:

1.CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people

2.CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia

3.CHCCCS023 Support independence and wellbeing

4.CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability

5.CHCDIS008 Facilitate community participation and social inclusion

6.CHCPWK004 Work effectively in consumer mental health peer work

7.CHCPWK005 Work effectively with carers as a mental health peer work

  • Coordinator – Mental Health (Carer Peer Work)
  • Coordinator – Mental Health (Consumer Peer Work)
  • Mental Health Outreach Worker

Course Essentials

Course code


RTO number

RTO ID 122208
  • Duration
    6-12 months
  • Study Mode
    Virtual Classroom
  • Recognition
    Nationally recognized certificate
  • Work placement hours
    80 Hours

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