CHC42912 - Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work
Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work
This qualification covers consumer workers and carer workers who are employed within the mental health sector in government, public, private or community managed services.
This qualification is specific to workers who have lived experience of mental health problems as either a consumer or carer and who work in mental health services in roles that support consumer peers or carer peers.
Occupational titles may include:
Peer support worker
Youth Peer Worker
Aboriginal Peer Worker
15 units must be selected for award of this qualification including:
6 core units
9 elective units
A wide range of elective units is available, including:
Group A Cultural Sensitivity units of which one unit must be selected for this qualification
Group B Consumer Peer Worker units of which two units must be selected for Consumer Peer Work Stream; or
Group C Carer Peer Worker units of which two units must be selected for Carer Peer Work Stream
The remaining 6 electives may be selected as set out below:
Units of competency to address workplace requirements and packaged at the level of this qualification or higher in Health and/or Community Services Training Packages
Where appropriate, to address workplace requirements, up to 2 units of competency packaged at this level or higher in other relevant Training Packages or accredited courses where the details of those courses are available on the TGA or other public listing
CHCPW401A Apply peer work practices in the mental health sector
CHCPW402A Contribute to the continuous improvement of mental health services
CHCPW403A Apply lived experience in mental health peer work
CHCPW404A Work effectively in trauma informed care
Electives are to be selected in line with specified Packaging Rules. The following grouping of relevant electives is provided to facilitate selection and does not necessarily reflect workplace requirements. Electives may be selected from one or more groups. Employers may specify that certain electives are required to address specific workplace needs.