AWARD COURSE

Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work


National Code: CHC43515
TAFE SA Code: TP01024


Description

This qualification reflects the role of workers who have experienced mental illness as either a consumer or carer and who work in mental health services in roles that support consumer peers or carer peers.

Duration
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Up to 18 months 

Part Time

Locations & Applications

Campus / Location
Code
Study Mode
Study Load
Scheduled

Course Admission Requirements

  • No course admission requirements, however, students wishing to access subsidised training will be required to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills.
If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by Date of application
If you have a verified disability/medical condition and require additional support to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills please contact Student Services prior to applying to discuss your needs. To be eligible for support you must provide medical documentation to verify your disability/medical condition.
Campus / Location
Code
Study Mode
Study Load
Scheduled

Course Admission Requirements

  • You must be working in a related industry and will be required to provide evidence of this before an offer is made.
If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by Date of application
If you have a verified disability/medical condition and require additional support to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills please contact Student Services prior to applying to discuss your needs. To be eligible for support you must provide medical documentation to verify your disability/medical condition.

Average cost per semester
Total Fees for the 18 month course
Subsidised
$620 - $702
$1,859 - $2,106
Concession
$298 - $338
$894 - $1,013

This course is subsidised through the Government of South Australia's Subsidised Training initiative. Assessing your eligibility may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment. Concessions apply to Subsidised Training only.

Subsidised Training Eligibility
Full Fee
$1,037 - $1,175
$3,110 - $3,524
    • Workplace Training applicants will be contacted by TAFE SA to verify employment status before offers are made. To access subsidised training you will be required to undertake the Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA).
  • Upfront Payment

    Each semester, fees can be paid online with VISA or Mastercard or at an Australia Post outlet.

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    Payment Plan

    If you have difficulty paying your fees upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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  • Employment Outcomes

    Peer support workers are employed in the mental health sector in government, public, private or community managed services.

    Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

    Qualifications & Skills Covered

    Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work (CHC43515)
    Skills covered include working with diverse people, trauma-informed care, self advocacy, wellbeing, peer work practices, continuous improvement and workplace safety. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 8 core units and 7 elective units plus 80 hours in a vocational placement. Vocational placement hours for existing workers will vary depending on experience in their related field of work.

    Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full Qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.

  • Below is a list of all units that TAFE SA can offer in this qualification. The selection of units you will be enrolled into depends on the campus you attend, and the qualification packaging rules described on www.training.gov.au.

    Not all units listed below must necessarily be completed to achieve your qualification.

    Core

    Name Nominal Hours
    Apply lived experience in mental health peer work 40
    Apply peer work practices in the mental health sector 35
    Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing 80
    Contribute to the continuous improvement of mental health services for consumers and carers 40
    Participate in workplace health and safety 20
    Promote and facilitate self advocacy 50
    Work effectively in trauma informed care 40
    Work with diverse people 40

    Elective

    Name Nominal Hours
    Make a presentation 30
    Manage personal stressors in the work environment 25
    Reflect on and improve own professional practice 120
    Support group activities 30
    Support independence and wellbeing 80
    Work effectively in consumer mental health peer work 60
    Work effectively with carers as a mental health peer worker 40
    Work legally and ethically 55
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