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Use your lived experience to support others on their mental health recovery journey

The CHC43515 Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work is an accredited course designed to suit those who have a lived experience of mental illness as either a consumer or carer. This qualification reflects the role of workers using and applying their lived experience in a purposeful manner to work collaboratively with consumers who face challenges with their mental health.

You will develop specialist skills to work effectively from a trauma informed approach, facilitating self-advocacy and promoting the social, emotional and physical wellbeing of consumers.

This qualification also provides a broad range of skills that can be utilised when working with consumers who may be at risk of family violence, homelessness and suicide.

Completion of an 80 hour placement in the sector is required for students to successfully complete this course.

Days of delivery are Monday, Tuesday and Thursdays from 9am to 4pm.
Course delivery dependent upon student enrolments.

Please note that, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing requirements, to continue your learning journey, this program will be delivered remotely where possible.

Participants will be required to engage with theoretical components of the course online and via video conferencing software rather than attend classes. Refer to our COVID-19 Online Service Standards for details of minimum technical requirements and support available.

Practical skills training and assessment will be carried out in scheduled small classes to meet social distancing requirements. Practical Placement is a required component of this course and will be scheduled as soon as possible with an appropriate placement host. Given the current environment, however, this may take longer than normal and therefore, expected completion dates for the course may need to be extended to take account of deferred placement.

If you have any queries on the practical placement of a course, please contact our student information centre on 1300 244 746 or

Course code
Delivery location
Not available Online
Not available for International students
Full Time, 12 months.
Start dates
Feb 2022

Chisholm courses are subject to minimum and maximum group numbers. Courses may be cancelled or postponed if minimum numbers are not achieved by the start date of the course. Courses may close prior to the start date if the maximum numbers are reached. In that situation, eligible applicants will be offered a place in the next available intake.