Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work

Duration Up to 12 months Part Time
National CodeCHC43515
TAFE SA CodeTP01024
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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.

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Course Admission Requirements

  • You must be working in a related industry and provide evidence of this when you enrol.
    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.
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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 140 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.

    Fees

    The TAFE SA qualification is subsidised through the Government of South Australia's WorkReady initiative. To access subsidised training through WorkReady, your suitability to complete the qualification will be assessed. This may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment.