CHC43515 Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work – online
The peer workforce is the fastest growing workforce in mental health in Australia. Based on international evidence and sector need, the CHC43515 Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work has been developed to meet the needs of this emerging workforce.
This highly popular qualification builds on the knowledge of workers who have lived experience of mental health conditions 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.
MHCC’s peer work training provides an opportunity for peer workers to build upon their lived experience and their on-the-job experience and receive a nationally recognised qualification in mental health.
The course pathway is suited to students with no prior qualification and some work experience; or someone who has more on-the-job experience and would like to consolidate it through formal learning.
What you will learn
Our courses are delivered by experienced Peer Workers. Through a blend of theory, practical coursework, and discussions with other peer workers you will learn about:
- Safe Storytelling and ways of sharing your experience
- Recovery and Trauma-Informed Care
- Understanding & responding to suicide
- Undertake Peer Work practices
- Navigating the mental health system
- Work with diverse people
- Promote self-advocacy
- Work with impacted families
“Reflecting on experience I had at work, this training could have solved a lot of the heartache I had along the way. This is going to propel the peer workforce forward.” – Course Participant
Who should enrol?
- Consumer Peer Worker (paid or unpaid)
- Carer Peer Worker (paid or unpaid)