Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work

Jobs and Skills WA: Mental health courses
Use your lived experience to improve the lives of others

This qualification builds on the knowledge of people who have lived experience of mental health conditions — as either a consumer or carer — and work in mental health support service roles. It's suited to people 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.

Through this course, you will build on your own lived experience and receive a nationally recognised qualification in mental health. You'll learn about safe storytelling and ways of sharing your experience; recovery and trauma-informed care; understanding and responding to suicide; navigating the mental health system; working with diverse people; promoting self-advocacy; working with impacted families, and so much more!

Half price
Existing worker traineeship
Industry: Education and Community Services
National course code: CHC43515 | WA State ID: AWL6

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This course is also available from registered training organisations (accredited private training providers) that are funded through Jobs and Skills WA. Select from the list below, and follow the link to the provider’s website for further information.

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.Work may focus on engaging people with mental illness in community participation, prevention of relapse and promotion of recovery through programs such as residential rehabilitation, work in clinical settings, home based outreach and centre-based programs delivered by community based non-government organisations. This work may also involve supported employment and programmed respite care. The program is delivered one day a week via Virtual Classroom allowing participants to study remotely whilst having live contact with facilitators thorugh Microsoft Teams. The program has rolling intakes, please contact us on 9273 3033 to find out next intake date.

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