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Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work

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Become a Community Peer Support Worker with the Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work.

Key details

Degree Type
15 months part-time
Course Code
Study Mode
In person
Domestic Fees
$4,777 total

About this course

Become a Community Peer Support Worker with the Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work.

This qualification reflects the role of workers who have a lived experience of mental illness as either a consumer or carer and who work in mental health services roles that support consumer peers or carer peers. Applicants experience in the area of Mental Health will be discussed during the application process to ensure suitability for the course prior to entry.

This course is delivered on campus and is available as part of the Free TAFE scheme as well as the JobTrainer initiative, for eligible students.

Entry requirements

Training package entry requirements

There are no training package entry requirements for this qualification.

GOTAFE preferred entry requirements

Before being accepted into the course applicants must:

  • Attend an interview
  • Undertake a Pre-training Review to document previous work experience and qualifications and assess suitability for the course
  • Complete a Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA) test to ensure the required language, literacy and numeracy levels are met for the course

Applicants must also provide:

  • Current and satisfactory National Police Check
  • Current and satisfactory Working with Children Check
  • Level 2 First Aid certificate

Study locations

Seymour - Wallis Street

Benalla - Samaria Road

Career pathways

This course prepares you to work in the Mental Health and Community Services industry as a Peer Support Worker or a Community Outreach Peer Worker.

You may find work in government, public, or private sectors, or in community managed services.

Credit for prior study or work

Skills Recognition is an assessment only process that may result in credits towards a part or full qualification. There is no formal training involved, although you may choose to complete further training as a result of the assessment process.

You can apply for Skills Recognition before you enrol in the qualification you are seeking. You can apply for Skills Recognition through one or both of the following processes:

  • Credit Transfer for formal training that might be equivalent to a new qualification or partial qualification
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for people who have relevant and current skills and knowledge that they have gained through non-formal or informal learning i.e. work or life experience.

How to apply

Please note: Eligible individuals who wish to access a government subsidised place, must participate in a Pre-training Review. This will consider your:

  • Aspirations/career goals
  • Educational attainment and capability
  • Literacy and numeracy skills
  • Suitability for Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer

Enrolment in general public entry courses will require a selection interview. Please call 1300 468 233 to enquire further.