Hammond Institute

CHCSS00103 - Mental Health Peer Work Skill Set

Duration :              10 Weeks

Delivery Mode:     Blended

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.

CHCSS00103 – Mental Health Peer Work Skill Set course! In this comprehensive training program, you will embark on a journey to develop the essential skills and knowledge required to excel in the field of mental health peer work. This skill set has been carefully designed to equip you with the competencies needed to provide effective support and assistance to individuals experiencing mental health challenges, based on the principles of peer support.

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

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

  • Age: must be 17 years or over
  • Undertake Pre-Training Review
  • Achieve satisfactory result of LLN assessment: Learning, reading, writing, oral communication, and numeracy (ACSF Level 3) are desirable to participate in the course.
  • Moderate level of digital literacy and has access to a computer with internet access.

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.