Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work

TAFE NSW

This qualification is part of the Community Services Training Package. It is for workers who have lived experience of mental illness as either a consumer or carer and who work in mental health services in roles that support consumer peers or carer peers. Workers are employed in the mental health sector in government, public, private or community managed services.

Entry Requirements:

No minimum education. Specific requirements may apply for the Consumer Peer Worker and Carer Peer Worker streams.

Structure:

15 units: 8 core; 7 elective

Subjects you can Study:

Core: Work with diverse people; Work effectively in trauma informed care; Promote and facilitate self advocacy; Apply peer work practices in the mental health sector; Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing; Contribute to the continuous improvement of mental health services; plus more. Electives: Facilitate the interests and rights of clients; Provide advocacy and representation services; Support relationships with carers and families; Analyse impacts of sociological factors on clients in community work and services; Provide systems advocacy services; plus more.

Further information:

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 80 hours of work.

Campus Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
North Coast - Lismore No
North Coast - Grafton No
North Coast - Taree No
North Coast - Kempsey No
North Coast - Kingscliff No

About Us

TAFE NSW has been at the foundation of Australian education for over 130 years. 

From the rapid economic development and population growth of colonial times to the gold rush and post-war periods, TAFE NSW has remained constant; responding to the shifting demands of the workforce, the economy and Australia.

Today, we offer over 1,200 courses, from certificate to degree level, to over 500,000 students.  When you study at TAFE NSW, you’re never alone. You can get help and assistance with nearly every aspect of your study life - from study support and student resources, to counselling, guidance, and help finding jobs or accommodation.

Please note: Not all TAFE NSW locations have all of these services. To find out the services in your location, give us a call on 131 601 or visit www.tafensw.edu.au.

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Each TAFE NSW campus has a range of services and dedicated facilities to assist you through your study experience.

  • Student association membership which provides opportunities for social and recreational activities with local students
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  • Careers advice
  • Help with finding a job
  • Résumé writing and preparing for a job interview
  • Counselling for study and other personal matters
  • Cafés
  • Childcare facilities
  • Student parking.

Please note: Not all TAFE NSW locations have all of these services. To find out the services in your location, give us a call on 131 601 or visit www.tafensw.edu.au.

TAFE NSW provides...

  • Industry-standard training facilities
  • Professional teachers with real-world experience
  • Courses that are developed with industry partners
  • Pathways to higher education
  • Student support services.

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  • Are dedicated, supportive and friendly
  • Teach in small class sizes
  • Use up-to-date teaching materials and equipment
  • Have educational and industry qualifications and experience.

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  • Thirty-two campuses in metropolitan Sydney
  • Ninety-eight campuses in cities and towns around regional NSW
  • Modern facilities and equipment
  • Friendly and relaxed campus lifestyle
  • Region-specific courses and activities
  • Easy public transport options.

 

 

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