Hammond Institute

CHCSS00103 - Mental Health Peer Work Skill Set

Duration :              10 Weeks

Delivery Mode:     Blended (online live virtual classes) 

Start Date:              Enrol Anytime

Recognition:           Nationally Recognised Training

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.

This skill set reflects the skill requirements for peer workers entering the mental health workforce.

Upon completion of the CHCSS00103 Mental Health Peer Work Skill Set, learners may be eligible to work in a range of roles in the mental health peer work support sector, including as ageing support workers, personal care assistants, or community access workers.

Students must satisfy the following age, English, and Academic requirements:

Age: must be 17 years or over

Undertake Pre-Training Review

Undertake LLN test: Learning, reading, writing, oral communication, and numeracy (ACSF Level 3) are desirable to participate in the course.

Skills First Funding Avaliable

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.


To check your eligibility, contact us at 03 8370 3170 or 0435 334 552

These units provide credit towards a range of qualifications in the CHC Community Services Training Package, including the CHC43515 Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work.

Assessment method may include: 

  • Knowledge Questions
  • Written Assignment & Case studies
  • 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)


Students have to do 80 hours of work placement for “CHCPWK003 Apply lived experience in mental health peer work ” unit.

To be eligible for the award of a Statement of Attainment for the CHCSS00103 – Mental Health Peer Work Skill Set, participants must successfully complete four units comprising:

•           Three (3) Core units

Where the full course is not completed, a Statement of Attainment will be issued for any completed unit/s.

CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically

CHCPWK001 Apply peer work practices in the mental health sector

CHCPWK003 Apply lived experience in mental health peer work

Hammond Institute does not use brokers or deliver this course through third party arrangements.