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CHC43515 Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work

Call on your lived experience and help others.

Start Date

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Duration

6 - 9 Months

Delivery Method

Online

Units

15

Quick Info

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Next Start Date

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Course Duration

6 - 9 Months

Delivery Method

Online

Work Placement

80 Hours

Practical Assessments

TBC

Pre-Requisites

N/A

Have you ever envisioned about helping others who are going through the same struggles and experiences you once lived?  Would you like to assist and make a difference to individuals, groups and communities that are near and dear to you?

Get one step closer to your achieving your dream with our CHC43515 Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work course.

Why TrainSmart?

  • Top Quality Trainer Support
  • Affordable Payment Options
  • Government Subsidies Available

Course Overview

Study the Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work

The CHC43515 Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work course aims to offer the knowledge and skills to those who may have experienced mental health issues either personally or through helping others. 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.

Our CHC43515 Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work course will also subject you to work placement of 80 hours to expose you to a real-world setting and allow you to apply and develop the skills you have learned.  Our work placement officer can work with you to arrange your placement programs.

Undertaking this course at TrainSmart Australia will also gain you access to our Health and Community Services Trainers for dedicated team support throughout your studies. All our Allied Health trainers are highly experienced and offer students specialist knowledge and insight from their respective fields.

To find out more about the CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work course at TrainSmart Australia, download the brochure.

Is the Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work for you?

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

What will you learn in the Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work?

Our CHC43515 Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work course covers a range of content including; Loss and Grief Support, Promote Well-being, Trauma-Informed Care, Personal Stressors, Respond to Crises, Support Relationships, Peer Work Practices and more.

How will you study the Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work?

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.

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.

How long is the Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work?

This course is 6 – 9 months long.

entry Requirements

TrainSmart Australia will assess a student’s ‘academic suitability’ to ensure the student has the best chance of success. This is determined by either option 1, 2 or 3:

  1. C Grades in Year 11 State Certificate of Education (WACE, SACE, QCE, etc)in General English, AND;
    • Online Literacy and Numeracy Assessment (OLNA) OR National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) 9 Band 8
  2. C Grades in Year 11 English and Maths, or equivalent, OR;
  3. Completed Australian verifiable Certificate II or Certificate III.

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

Please note, we are unable to enrol international students at this time. 

Modules

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This qualification is made up of the following units of competency. All units of competency must be completed in order to successfully attain the CHC43515 Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work.

The CHC43515 Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work is broken up into the following Modules.

  • Module 1: Peer Work Essentials Part 1
  • Module 2: Peer Work Essentials Part 2
  • Module 3: Peer Work Essentials Part 3

Module 1: Peer Work Essentials Part 1

Manage personal stressors in the work environment

HLTWHS006

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to maintain health and wellbeing by preventing and managing personal stress. This unit applies to work in a range of health and community services settings, in particular work roles that operate in high stress situations and circumstances.

Reflect on and improve own professional practice

CHCPRP003

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to evaluate and enhance own practice through a process of reflection and ongoing professional development. This unit applies to workers in all industry sectors who take pro-active responsibility for their own professional development.

Recognise and respond to crisis situations

CHCCCS019

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to recognise situations where people may be in imminent crisis, and then to work collaboratively to minimise any safety concerns and make plans to access required support services. This unit applies to any community services worker involved in crisis intervention. Management of the crisis may involve face-to-face, telephone or remote contact with persons involved.

Work legally and ethically

CHCLEG001

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify and work within the legal and ethical frameworks that apply to an individual job role. This unit applies to community services and health workers who play a proactive role in identifying and meeting their legal and ethical responsibilities.

Work with diverse people

CHCDIV001

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work respectfully with people from diverse social and cultural groups and situations, including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

Module 2: Peer Work Essentials Part 2

Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

CHCDIV002

The unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety issues in the workplace, model cultural safety in own work practice, and develop strategies to enhance cultural safety. This unit applies to people working in a broad range of roles including those involved in direct client service, program planning, development and evaluation contexts.

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

CHCMHS005

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assess capacity to support people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues and to work collaboratively to provide support and facilitate links to other services. This unit applies to work with people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs (AOD) assessments in a range of community services work contexts.

Work in an alcohol and other drugs context

CHCAOD001

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish and work within the current context, philosophy and values of the alcohol and other drugs (AOD) sector. This unit applies to workers who come into contact with clients affected by alcohol and other drugs.

Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing

CHCMHS011

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work collaboratively with individuals to assess, promote and review all aspects of wellbeing. This unit applies to work with people living with mental illness in a range of community services work contexts.

Promote and facilitate self advocacy

CHCMHS008

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to encourage, support and promote self-advocacy. The promotion and facilitation of self-advocacy contributes to a person’s self-determination, empowerment and right to make informed choices in regard to all aspects of their life. This unit applies to work with people living with mental illness in a range of community services work contexts.

Module 3: Peer Work Essentials Part 3

Participate in workplace health and safety

HLTWHS001

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required for workers to participate in safe work practices to ensure their own health and safety, and that of others. The unit applies to all workers who require knowledge of workplace health and safety (WHS) to carry out their own work, either under direct supervision or with some individual responsibility.

Work effectively in trauma informed care

CHCMHS007

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to practice and contribute to the continuous improvement of trauma informed care within a service. This unit applies to individuals working in the community services and health sectors where services are informed by the knowledge and understanding of central trauma, particularly the impact of interpersonal violence.

Apply peer work practices in the mental health sector

CHCPWK001

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required for working with the mental health peer workforce in a range of settings where peer work occurs. This unit applies to peer support work with individuals affected by mental illness in a range of mental health services.

Contribute to the continuous improvement of mental health services

CHCPWK002

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to gather information and contribute to the continuous improvement of services for consumers and carers. This unit applies to peer work with individuals affected by a mental illness in a range of work contexts.

Apply lived experience in mental health peer work

CHCPWK003

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required by consumers and carers in the mental health peer workforce to use and apply their lived experience in a purposeful way. This unit applies to consumers/carers, who as a condition of employment, must themselves have lived experience of mental illness and are working with consumers/carers who are affected by mental illness.

Job Outcomes

Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work Career Opportunities

The CHC43515 Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work qualification can lead to opportunities with job titles such as;

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

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All statistics are supplied by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research. Based on national surveys.

Payment Options

Standard Rate

$4,000

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

  • Upfront payment

Find out what your repayments may be using our Payment Plan Repayment Calculator

  • Study Loans – Flexible loan with payment options for up to 48 months.
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Units of competency
CHC43515 Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work

This qualification is made up of the following units of competency. All units of competency must be completed in order to successfully attain the CHC43515 Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work.

The CHC43515 Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work is broken up into the following Modules;

Module 1: Peer Work Essentials Part 1

HLTWHS006 Manage personal stressors in the work environment

CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice

CHCCCS019 Recognise and respond to crisis situations

CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically

CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people

Module 2: Peer Work Essentials Part 2

CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

CHCMHS005 Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues

CHCAOD001 Work in an alcohol and other drugs context

CHCMHS011 Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing

CHCMHS008 Promote and facilitate self advocacy

Module 3: Peer Work Essentials Part 3

HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety

CHCMHS007 Work effectively in trauma informed care

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

If you are interested in this course, please call us on 1300 855 517!

* Please note, course Units of Competency are subject to change. These units are valid only on the date of printing.

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