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.
How to Apply
Note: You must be an Australian Resident to apply for this course.
For International Students please visit International Courses.
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. 8 core units plus 7 elective units. To achieve this qualification, at least 80 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of units of competency must be completed.
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.
This course 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.
This course is funded through the Government of South Australia's WorkReady initiative. To find out if you may be eligible for
this funding please visit the TAFE SA website.
There may be incidental fees for additional expenses to those required to complete the course. For example for equipment,
transport or accommodation.
To help with the payment of your fees, you may be able to pay your fees by instalments. To find out more please visit:
You may also be eligible for a fee concession if you hold a current:
- Health Care Card
- Pensioner Concession Card
- Veterans Affairs Card
or if you are a prisoner in a South Australian correctional institution.
To find out more please visit: www.tafesa.edu.au/concession