CHC43515 Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work

Call on your lived experience and help others.

CHC43515 Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work

Call on your lived experience and help others.

The CHC43515 Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work aims to offer the knowledge and skills to those who may have experienced mental health issues either personally or through helping others – so they can gain employment in this field.


Perth Campus (JaSWA) OR

Delivery method

Online Blended OR
Face-to-Face (WA Only)



Workshop Locations

QLD - Salisbury

NSW - Seven Hills

WA - Perth CBD

VIC - Burwood

SA - St Mary's

ACT, NT, TAS - via. Video Conference

Work Placement

80 Hours

Pre Requisite(s)


course duration

8 months (JaSWA) OR
6 months

course cost


Course Start Date


Government Subsidy Fees

Non-Concession - $2,227

Concession - $665

If you have experienced a mental health issue first hand or have been a carer to comeone with mental health issues, this course would be a great fit for you!

This certificate will train you in all areas of mental health required to implement programs and activities to improve mental health and well-being in a variety of settings.

Courses are held through a blended learning program where you study online but attend some mandatory workshops so you can put the theory you have learnt into practice through simulated exercises. You will work towards completing 15 units and assessments to complete this qualification. 80 hours of work placement is mandatory and will give you experience and exposure to roles within the mental health field.

All your learning resources will be available online. There are no exams and a trainer will be assigned to guide and support you throughout your studies and will be able to offer help and advice.

This 8 month course will require you to complete 800 hours work placement.

TrainSmart Australia will assess a student’s ‘academic suitability’ to ensure the student has the best chance of success. This is determined by either:

  • The student providing TrainSmart Australia with a copy of an Australian year 12 certificate; or,
  • The student providing TrainSmart Australia with a copy of a Certificate IV qualification (or above) that can be verified or,
  • The student completing the Core Skills Profile for Adults online assessment passing at or above Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework in both reading and numeracy.

All prospective learners will attend a mandatory face to face career counselling session to assess their suitability for this Certificate IV level qualification;

Mental health disorders continue to rise and so there are plenty of jobs in this field for example:

  • Youth Peer Worker
  • Peer Support Worker
  • Family Advocate
  • Carer Consultant
  • Carer Support Worker
  • Recovery Worker.

Employment opportunities are expected to increase over the years.

Payment options & subsidies

The maximum tuition fee for this course is $4,000. Your fee payment options and available government subsidies are:

• Up front payment

Interest free payment plan – No deposit, no interest payment plans.
Jobs and Skills WA (Perth Only) – Western Australian Government Subsidy.

JSWA funded course

If you are a permanent resident or an Australian citizen living in Western Australia, the JOBS & SKILLS WA Government subsidised total course fees for the CHC43515 Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work are; *

With a concession card – $665
Without a concession card – $2,227

For detailed information, please see our attached brochure or visit our Jobs and Skills WA Information Page here.*

*You must meet eligibility criteria to qualify. Additional fees may apply such as student services and resource fees. Student tuition fees are indicative only and are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Additional fees may apply such as student services and resource fees. This is a Western Australian government program. Online study method is not available through the Jobs and Skills WA program.

Complimentary Services and Career Guidance

Membership of the TrainSmart Australia student portal in which you will receive updates on class status, new facilities, promotions and social media updates.

For more information about the many benefits of learning with us including VET Student Loans, government funded courses in Perth and complimentary career guidance service, simply submit your details online or call now on 1300 855 517

Are you ready to start your new career with a CHC43515 Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work? Contact us today and speak with one of our friendly Career Advisors!

CHC43515 Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work UNITS OF COMPETENCY

HLTWHS006 Manage personal stressors in the work environment
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCMHS005 Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues
CHCMHS007 Work effectively in trauma informed care
CHCMHS008 Promote and facilitate self advocacy
CHCMHS011 Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing
CHCAOD001 Work in an alcohol and other drugs context
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CHCCCS017 Provide loss and grief support
CHCCCS019 Recognise and respond to crisis situations
CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families
CHCGRP002 Plan and conduct group activities
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
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