Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work

National ID: CHC43515
State ID: AWL6
Qualification level:

Course is available at the following locations

Private
AMA Training Services

AMA Training Services is the registered training organisation of the Australian Medical Association (WA), Western Australia’s peak representative body for doctors and medical students. AMA Training Services has a proud history of delivering high quality and contextualised training to the health and community industries.

This qualification is offered under traineeship arrangements.

Training is delivered fully on-the-job.

Course description

AMA Training Services is the registered training organisation of the Australian Medical Association (WA), Western Australia’s peak representative body for doctors and medical students. AMA Training Services has a proud history of delivering high quality and contextualised training to the health and community industries.

This qualification is offered under traineeship arrangements.

Training is delivered fully on-the-job.

Campus locations

Course page link
Private
SMR Learning Services Pty Ltd trading as TrainSmart Australia, New Horizons Learning Centre (Perth)

A career in mental health can be challenging but also very rewarding – and this qualification will ensure you have the knowledge and skills to help individuals (and their families) with mental health issues get their lives back on track.

The Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work is a Jobs & Skills WA government subsidised, Nationally Recognised qualification that 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.

You need to have experienced a mental health illness first hand or have been a carer to someone with mental health issues to commence this course.

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 delivered via face-to-face training – so you can put the theory you have learnt into practise through simulated exercises. You will work towards completing 15 units and assessments to complete this qualification. 80 hours work placement is mandatory and will give you experience and exposure to roles in mental health.  A trainer will be assigned to guide and support you throughout your studies, and will be able to offer help and advice.

This level is suitable for those who want valuable experience within this field. It will help you secure employment within the mental health sector in government, public, private or managed services. Equip yourself with the skills to turn people’s lives around – and enjoy a truly rewarding career in your community.

Training is delivered fully on-the-job.

Complimentary career guidance available. For more information, visit tsa.edu.au or phone 1300 855 517.

This qualification is offered under the Priority Industry Training Program.

Course description

A career in mental health can be challenging but also very rewarding – and this qualification will ensure you have the knowledge and skills to help individuals (and their families) with mental health issues get their lives back on track.

The Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work is a Jobs & Skills WA government subsidised, Nationally Recognised qualification that 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.

You need to have experienced a mental health illness first hand or have been a carer to someone with mental health issues to commence this course.

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 delivered via face-to-face training – so you can put the theory you have learnt into practise through simulated exercises. You will work towards completing 15 units and assessments to complete this qualification. 80 hours work placement is mandatory and will give you experience and exposure to roles in mental health.  A trainer will be assigned to guide and support you throughout your studies, and will be able to offer help and advice.

This level is suitable for those who want valuable experience within this field. It will help you secure employment within the mental health sector in government, public, private or managed services. Equip yourself with the skills to turn people’s lives around – and enjoy a truly rewarding career in your community.

Training is delivered fully on-the-job.

Complimentary career guidance available. For more information, visit tsa.edu.au or phone 1300 855 517.

This qualification is offered under the Priority Industry Training Program.

Campus locations

Course page link
Public
North Metropolitan TAFE

The peer workforce is the fastest growing workforce in mental health in Australia

Our Certificate IV Mental Health Peer work will enable you to draw on your lived experience to contribute to the wellbeing of others within the mental health system as a consumer or carer peer worker. Peer workers are employed in the mental health sector in government, public, private or community managed services.

Choosing to study this course at North Metropolitan TAFE is your first step to becoming a self-directed, life-long learner and will assist you to develop a wide range of skills that will enable you to become a valuable Graduate.

Gain these skills
  • Apply lived experience and peer practices to work in mental health sector
  • Promote and facilitate self-advocacy
  • Work with diverse people
  • Work legally and ethically
Is this course right for me?

This course requires you to explore and reflect on your own experiences of emotional distress and navigating mental health systems, either as a consumer or as a family member.

It is important to recognise the impact this may have on you, as the topics covered and class discussions can be emotionally demanding. It is integral for successful course completion, for your own wellbeing and for your future employment/or engagement as a peer worker, that you draw upon appropriate self care strategies, support networks and services whilst studying this course.

If you are unsure of your readiness to undertake the course, we strongly recommend contacting the course coordinator before enrolling.

Units

Core Units

Unit TitleNational IDUnit of Study
Participate in Workplace Health and safety
Work with Diverse people
Apply lived experience in mental health peer work
Apply peer practices in mental health sector
Contribute to the continual practice of mental health services
Promote and facilitate self-advocacy
Work effectively in trauma informed care
Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing

Elective Units

Unit TitleNational IDUnit of Study
Manage personal stressors in the work environment
Work legally and ethically
Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and AOD issues
Provide loss and grief support
Plan and conduct group activities
Provide first aid
Respond to crisis situations
Delivery mode information

Work-based

Workplace training offers a flexible, self-paced study program which combines workplace recognition of prior learning and individualised 'gap" training to attain your qualification.

Workplace training means every time you go to work you are learning and demonstrating competence whilst working towards your qualification. The flexibility of workplace training allows you to structure and perform learning and assessment in a way that fits into your professional and personal life.

Learning and assessment plans are created on an individual level in consultation with you and/or your employer. Workplace training assessment is conducted using numerous methods including practical demonstration and observation, question and answer interviews, written tasks, supervisor reports and workshops.

To enquire or enrol please fill out the Course Enquiry Form

Course description

The peer workforce is the fastest growing workforce in mental health in Australia

Our Certificate IV Mental Health Peer work will enable you to draw on your lived experience to contribute to the wellbeing of others within the mental health system as a consumer or carer peer worker. Peer workers are employed in the mental health sector in government, public, private or community managed services.

Choosing to study this course at North Metropolitan TAFE is your first step to becoming a self-directed, life-long learner and will assist you to develop a wide range of skills that will enable you to become a valuable Graduate.

Gain these skills
  • Apply lived experience and peer practices to work in mental health sector
  • Promote and facilitate self-advocacy
  • Work with diverse people
  • Work legally and ethically
Is this course right for me?

This course requires you to explore and reflect on your own experiences of emotional distress and navigating mental health systems, either as a consumer or as a family member.

It is important to recognise the impact this may have on you, as the topics covered and class discussions can be emotionally demanding. It is integral for successful course completion, for your own wellbeing and for your future employment/or engagement as a peer worker, that you draw upon appropriate self care strategies, support networks and services whilst studying this course.

If you are unsure of your readiness to undertake the course, we strongly recommend contacting the course coordinator before enrolling.

Units

Core Units

Unit TitleNational IDUnit of Study
Participate in Workplace Health and safety
Work with Diverse people
Apply lived experience in mental health peer work
Apply peer practices in mental health sector
Contribute to the continual practice of mental health services
Promote and facilitate self-advocacy
Work effectively in trauma informed care
Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing

Elective Units

Unit TitleNational IDUnit of Study
Manage personal stressors in the work environment
Work legally and ethically
Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and AOD issues
Provide loss and grief support
Plan and conduct group activities
Provide first aid
Respond to crisis situations
Delivery mode information

Work-based

Workplace training offers a flexible, self-paced study program which combines workplace recognition of prior learning and individualised 'gap" training to attain your qualification.

Workplace training means every time you go to work you are learning and demonstrating competence whilst working towards your qualification. The flexibility of workplace training allows you to structure and perform learning and assessment in a way that fits into your professional and personal life.

Learning and assessment plans are created on an individual level in consultation with you and/or your employer. Workplace training assessment is conducted using numerous methods including practical demonstration and observation, question and answer interviews, written tasks, supervisor reports and workshops.

To enquire or enrol please fill out the Course Enquiry Form

Campus locations

Course page link