Quality Assurance : As a registered training organisation (RTO) Hammond Institute operates within the Vocational Education and Training Quality Framework (VETQF) and the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) delivering nationally recognised qualifications and units of competency.
Duration : 10 Months
Delivery Mode: Blended, Workplace / Traineeship
Start Date: Enrol Anytime
Recognition: Nationally Recognised Training
CHC43515 – Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work 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.
The following employment pathways are available to learners who complete Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work :
- Mental Health Peer Support Worker
- Participation Coordinator
- Carer Consultant
- Carer Support Worker
- Mental Health Outreach Worker
- Community Support Worker
- Coordinator – Mental Health (Carer Peer Work
There are NO previous work or education requirements for entry into this course. Students may enrol directly in the certificate IV level course without completing lower ranked qualifications.
Graduates can expect higher course levels to result in higher potential salary, positions and skill capabilities.
Students must satisfy the following age, English and Academic requirements:
- Age: must be 17 years or over
- Undertake Pre-Training Review
- Undertake LLN and digital numeracy assessment: Learning, reading, writing, oral communication and numeracy (ACSF Level 3) are desirable to participate in the course.
- Moderate level of computer literacy and has access to a computer/laptop/tablet/smart phone with an internet access
Victoria Skills First Funding Available
For a full list of fees, please refer to our Statement of Fees.
To be eligible for Victorian government subsidised training fees, the candidate must meet the Skills First eligibility criteria.
NSW Smart and Skilled Government Subsidised training to eligible students live or work in Riverina, Southern Highlands and Shoalhaven New South Wales regions.
To check your eligibility, contact us at 03 8370 3170 or 0435 334 552
The range of delivery methods may include, but not limited to the following:
- lectures / Instructions
- demonstrations and modelling
- practice opportunities
- brainstorming activities
- group discussions
- guided facilitation of individual or group learning activities, group work or project-based case studies
- Delivery structure is comprised of classroom training sessions, structured learning such as training support, learning activities, self-paced (to allow the learners to absorb and reflect on their learning), workshops and work placement.
- The unit of competency will be delivered and assessed as stand-alone unit.
- Virtual classroom (Microsoft Teams)
- Dandenong (Level 1, 243 Lonsdale Str., Dandenong 3175 VIC)
- Werribee (Suite 20, 2-14 Station Pl., Werribee 3030 VIC)
Additional locations may be allocated to meet a group of learner cohort’s needs and based on demand (if practicable for the RTO)
Assessment method may include:
- Knowledge Questions
- Written Assignment & Case studies
- Workplace Assessment
- Log Book
- Projects / Research Reviews
All assessment will be conducted in accordance with the Training Package requirements, Principles of Assessment and Rules of Evidence (https://www.asqa.gov.au/standards/chapter-4/clauses-1.8-1.12)
To achieve Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work qualification the candidate must have completed at least 80 hours of work placement as detailed in the assessment requirements of the units of competency.
If a student is unable to find appropriate work placement, Hammond Institute will assist in finding the work placements.
The CHC43515 – Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work requires 15 units of Competency.
8 core units and 7 elective units.
|Work with diverse people
|Work effectively in trauma informed care
|Promote and facilitate self advocacy
|Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing
|Apply peer work practices in the mental health sector
|Contribute to the continuous improvement of mental health services for consumers and carers
|Apply lived experience in mental health peer work
|Participate in workplace health and safety
Industry Suggested Electives:
|Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
|Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide
|Establish self-directed recovery relationships
|Provide recovery oriented mental health services
|Provide services to people with coexisting mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues
|Use communication to build relationships
|Work in an alcohol and other drugs context
To learn more about what is included in the units above, click here and type in the unit code.
Other Electives options are available. Discuss options with the course coordinator.
Credit Transfer and RPL offered: Recognition of prior learning and skills assessment.