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
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.