Total number of units = 15

8 core units

7 elective units, consisting of:

at least 5 units from the electives listed below

up to 2 units from the electives listed below, any endorsed Training Package or accredited course these units must be relevant to the work outcome

Any combination of electives that meets the rules above can be selected for the award of the Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work. Where appropriate, electives may be packaged to provide a qualification with a specialisation.

Packaging for each specialisation:

All Group A electives must be selected for award of the Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work (Consumer Peer Work)

All Group B electives must be selected for award of the Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work (Carer Peer Work)

All electives chosen must contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.

Core units

add topic CHCDIV001

Work with diverse people

add topic CHCMHS007

Work effectively in trauma informed care

add topic CHCMHS008

Promote and facilitate self advocacy

add topic CHCMHS011

Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing

add topic CHCPWK001

Apply peer work practices in the mental health sector

add topic CHCPWK002

Contribute to the continuous improvement of mental health services

add topic CHCPWK003

Apply lived experience in mental health peer work

add topic HLTWHS001

Participate in workplace health and safety

Elective units

Group A - CONSUMER PEER WORK specialisation

add topic CHCPWK004

Work effectively in consumer mental health peer work

Group B - CARER PEER WORK specialisation

add topic CHCPWK005

Work effectively with carers as a mental health peer worker

Other electives

add topic CHCADV001

Facilitate the interests and rights of clients

add topic CHCADV002

Provide advocacy and representation services

add topic CHCADV005

Provide systems advocacy services

add topic CHCAGE001

Facilitate the empowerment of older people

add topic CHCAGE005

Provide support to people living with dementia

add topic CHCAOD001

Work in an alcohol and other drugs context

add topic CHCCCS001

Address the needs of people with chronic disease

add topic CHCCCS003

Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide

add topic CHCCCS017

Provide loss and grief support

add topic CHCCCS019

Recognise and respond to crisis situations

add topic CHCCCS020

Respond effectively to behaviours of concern

add topic CHCCCS023

Support independence and wellbeing

add topic CHCCCS025

Support relationships with carers and families

add topic CHCCCS027

Visit client residence

add topic CHCCDE001

Support community participation in planning processes

add topic CHCCDE002

Develop and implement community programs

add topic CHCCDE004

Implement participation and engagement strategies

add topic CHCCDE006

Work to empower Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities

add topic CHCCDE007

Develop and provide community projects

add topic CHCCDE008

Support community action

add topic CHCDEV002

Analyse impacts of sociological factors on clients in community work and services

add topic CHCDIS007

Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability

add topic CHCDIS008

Facilitate community participation and social inclusion

add topic CHCDIV002

Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

add topic CHCEDU011

Work with parents or carers of very young children

add topic CHCGRP001

Support group activities

add topic CHCGRP002

Plan and conduct group activities

add topic CHCGRP004

Deliver structured programs

add topic CHCLEG001

Work legally and ethically

add topic CHCMHS002

Establish self-directed recovery relationships

add topic CHCMHS003

Provide recovery oriented mental health services

add topic CHCMHS004

Work collaboratively with the care network and other services

add topic CHCMHS005

Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues

add topic CHCMHS006

Facilitate the recovery process with the person, family and carers

add topic CHCPOL001

Contribute to the review and development of policies

add topic CHCPRP001

Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships

add topic CHCSET001

Work with forced migrants

add topic CHCSET002

Undertake bicultural work with forced migrants in Australia

add topic CHCSOH001

Work with people experiencing or at risk of homelessness

add topic CHCSOH002

Manage and maintain tenancy agreements and services

add topic CHCYTH003

Support young people to create opportunities in their lives

add topic CHCYTH011

Work effectively with young people and their families

add topic HLTWHS006

Manage personal stressors in the work environment

add topic BSBCMM401

Make a presentation

add topic BSBINM201

Process and maintain workplace information

add topic BSBRES401

Analyse and present research information

add topic BSBWOR204

Use business technology

add topic TAEDEL401A

Plan, organise and deliver group-based learning

add topic TAEDEL402A

Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace

add topic TAEDES401A

Design and develop learning programs