CHC43515 - Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work

Have experience counselling peers? Get it recognised.

If your career is focused on improving Mental Health Peer Work skills, developing and providing community education programs, supporting relationships with carers and families, and supporting positive lifestyles for your clients, your experience may provide all you need to achieve formal recognition.

Use your skills in establishing and maintaining effective networks, working with the Australian housing system, and supporting independent lifestyles for the elderly to become certified in, improve job prospects for, or gain entry to the field of Mental Health Peer Work.

Design an effective career approach in Mental Health Peer Work and make a big difference.

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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 

Unit Code

Unit Title

CHCDIV001

Work with diverse people

CHCMHS007

Work effectively in trauma informed care

CHCMHS008

Promote and facilitate self advocacy

CHCMHS011

Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing

CHCPWK001

Apply peer work practices in the mental health sector

CHCPWK002

Contribute to the continuous improvement of mental health services

CHCPWK003

Apply lived experience in mental health peer work

HLTWHS001

Participate in workplace health and safety

 

Elective units

Group A - CONSUMER PEER WORK specialisation

Unit Code

Unit Title

CHCPWK004

Work effectively in consumer mental health peer work

Group B - CARER PEER WORK specialisation

Unit Code

Unit Title

CHCPWK005

Work effectively in carer mental health peer work

 

Other electives

Unit Code

Unit Title

CHCADV001

Facilitate the interests and rights of clients

CHCADV002

Provide advocacy and representation services

CHCADV005

Provide systems advocacy services

CHCAGE001

Facilitate the empowerment of older people

CHCAGE005

Provide support to people living with dementia

CHCAOD001

Work in an alcohol and other drugs context

CHCCCS001

Address the needs of people with chronic disease

CHCCCS003

Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide

CHCCCS017

Provide loss and grief support

CHCCCS019

Recognise and respond to crisis situations

CHCCCS023

Support independence and wellbeing

CHCCCS025

Support relationships with carers and families

CHCCCS027

Visit client residence

CHCCDE001

Support community participation in planning processes

CHCCDE002

Develop and implement community programs

CHCCDE004

Implement participation and engagement strategies

CHCCDE006

Work to empower Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities

CHCCDE007

Develop and provide community projects

CHCCDE008

Support community action

CHCDEV002

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

CHCDIS007

Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability

CHCDIS008

Facilitate community participation and social inclusion

CHCDIV002

Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

CHCFAM417B

Identify and use strengths-based practice

CHCFAM421B

Work with parents of very young children

CHCFAM504C

Respond to and contain critical incidents

CHCGROUP302D

Support group activities

CHCGROUP403D

Plan and conduct group activities

CHCGROUP410B

Deliver a structured program 

CHCLEG001

Work legally and ethically

CHCMHS002

Establish self-directed recovery relationships

CHCMHS003

Provide recovery oriented mental health services

CHCMHS004

Work collaboratively with the care network and other services

CHCMHS005

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

CHCMHS006

Facilitate the recovery process with the person, family and carers

CHCPOL001

Contribute to the review and development of policies

CHCPRP001

Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships

CHCSET001

Work with forced migrants

CHCSET002

Undertake bicultural work with forced migrants in Australia

CHCSOH001

Work with people experiencing or at risk of homelessness

CHCSOH002

Manage and maintain tenancy agreements and services

CHCYTH003

Support young people to create opportunities in their lives

CHCYTH011

Work effectively with young people and their families

HLTWHS006

Manage personal stressors in the work environment

BSBCMM401

Make a presentation

BSBINM201

Process and maintain workplace information

BSBRES401

Analyse and present research information

BSBWOR204

Use business technology

TAEDEL401A

Plan, organise and deliver group-based learning

TAEDEL402A

Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace

TAEDES401A

Design and develop learning programs

Qualification Mapping Information

No equivalent qualification.

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

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