Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work - CHC43515

Job Training Institute Pty Ltd

Type of institution: Registered Training Organisation
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 03373B

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.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.No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.


  • 15 units: 8 core
  • 7 elective


  • Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing
  • Establish self-directed recovery relationships
  • Facilitate the empowerment of older people
  • Manage personal stressors in the work environment
  • Work with parents of very young children
  • Identify and use strengths-based practice
  • Support community action
  • Work effectively with young people and their families
  • Promote and facilitate self advocacy
  • Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
  • Participate in workplace health and safety
  • Analyse impacts of sociological factors on clients in community work and services
  • Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues
  • Develop and implement community programs
  • Respond to and contain critical incidents
  • Facilitate community participation and social inclusion
  • Work with diverse people
  • Support group activities
  • Manage and maintain tenancy agreements and services
  • Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of mental health services for consumers and carers
  • Visit client residence
  • Recognise and respond to crisis situations
  • Work effectively in trauma informed care
  • Work effectively in consumer mental health peer work
  • Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
  • Provide advocacy and representation services
  • Work in an alcohol and other drugs context
  • Make a presentation
  • Facilitate the recovery process with the person, family and carers
  • Apply lived experience in mental health peer work
  • Process and maintain workplace information
  • Support relationships with carers and families
  • Work with forced migrants
  • Work collaboratively with the care network and other services
  • Work to empower Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities
  • Contribute to the review and development of policies
  • Support independence and wellbeing
  • Plan and conduct group activities
  • Provide systems advocacy services
  • Plan, organise and deliver group-based learning
  • Deliver a structured program
  • Work with people experiencing or at risk of homelessness
  • Design and develop learning programs
  • Support young people to create opportunities in their lives
  • Work effectively with carers as a mental health peer worker
  • Apply peer work practices in the mental health sector
  • Develop and provide community projects
  • Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide
  • Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace
  • Work legally and ethically
  • Analyse and present research information
  • Provide recovery oriented mental health services
  • Support participative planning processes
  • Implement participation and engagement strategies
  • Provide loss and grief support
  • Address the needs of people with chronic disease
  • Use business technology
  • Provide support to people living with dementia
  • Undertake bicultural work with forced migrants in Australia
  • Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Dandenong International: $8,000 No
  • Full-time : 58 weeks
  • Part-time : 2 years
Head Office - Melbourne CBD International: $8,000 No
  • Full-time : 58 weeks
  • Part-time : 2 years

Further information

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 80 hours of work.

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