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CHC43515 Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work

National ID: CHC43515 | State ID: AWL6

 

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The peer workforce is the fastest growing workforce in mental health in Australia

Our Certificate IV Mental Health Peer Work will enable you to draw on your lived experience to contribute to the wellbeing of others within the mental health system as a consumer or carer peer worker. Peer workers are employed in the mental health sector in government, public, private or community managed services.

Choosing to study this course at North Metropolitan TAFE is your first step to becoming a self-directed, life-long learner and will assist you to develop a wide range of skills that will enable you to become a valuable Graduate.

Gain these skills
  • Apply lived experience and peer practices to work in mental health sector
  • Promote and facilitate self-advocacy
  • Work with diverse people
  • Work legally and ethically
Is this course right for me?

This course requires you to explore and reflect on your own experiences of emotional distress and navigating mental health systems, either as a consumer or as a family member.

It is important to recognise the impact this may have on you, as the topics covered and class discussions can be emotionally demanding. It is integral for successful course completion, for your own wellbeing and for your future employment/or engagement as a peer worker, that you draw upon appropriate self care strategies, support networks and services whilst studying this course.

If you are unsure of your readiness to undertake the course, we strongly recommend contacting the course coordinator before enrolling.

Units

Core Units

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Participate in Workplace Health and safety    
Work with Diverse people    
Apply lived experience in mental health peer work    
Apply peer practices in mental health sector    
Contribute to the continual practice of mental health services    
Promote and facilitate self-advocacy    
Work effectively in trauma informed care    
Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing  

 

Elective Units

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Manage personal stressors in the work environment     
Work legally and ethically    
Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and AOD issues    
Provide loss and grief support    
Plan and conduct group activities    
Provide first aid    
Respond to crisis situations    
Delivery mode information

Work-based

Workplace training offers a flexible, self-paced study program which combines workplace recognition of prior learning and individualised 'gap" training to attain your qualification.

Workplace training means every time you go to work you are learning and demonstrating competence whilst working towards your qualification. The flexibility of workplace training allows you to structure and perform learning and assessment in a way that fits into your professional and personal life.

Learning and assessment plans are created on an individual level in consultation with you and/or your employer. Workplace training assessment is conducted using numerous methods including practical demonstration and observation, question and answer interviews, written tasks, supervisor reports and workshops. 

To enquire or enrol please fill out the Course Enquiry Form

Entrance Requirements

Work placement

Important information

Job opportunities

Further Study

How to apply

Entrance Requirements
School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
C Grades in Year 11 WACE General English, and OLNA; or NAPLAN 9 Band 8 C Grades in Year 11 English and Maths or equivalent Certificate II or Certificate III
Work placement

In the second semester you will be required to undertake a work placement of 80 hours. Please note, you will need to be enrolled in the appropriate units to be offered a work placement - it is not a standard for all enrolments.

Important information

Classes are delivered between 9am and 3.30pm every Tuesday and Wednesday during term.

Job opportunities
  • Peer Mentor | Aboriginal Peer Worker | Youth Peer Worker | Mental Health Peer Worker
  • Peer Education Officer
  • Carer | Carer Consultant
  • Consumer Consultant | Consumer Representative 
  • Advocacy Worker
  • Family Advocate

Please note this list should be used as a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations. 

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How to apply
On campus (full-time)

To apply to study on campus (full-time) through TAFE Admissions please go to tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au 

Other study types

For all other study types eg part-time or online visit our Apply and Enrol page.

Apprenticeships and traineeships

To commence an apprenticeship or traineeship, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study, head to our Apprenticeships and traineeships page for more details.

International students

International students should contact www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au 

Delivery location, important dates and study options

Continuous enrolment

Leederville - Employer based

Details

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 2 year/s
When Continuous enrolment
Where Leederville
How Employer-based
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Leederville - Traineeship

Details

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 2 year/s
When Continuous enrolment
Where Leederville
How Traineeship
Employer-based
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Course enquiry

Please note: This form is only for course enquiries. If you would like to apply or require further application information, please visit our Apply and Enrol page.

Page last updated May 30, 2019