CHC43515 Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work

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Course description

If you’ve lived through mental illness and would like to help others through their own recovery why not consider the Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work (CHC43515). This nationally recognised training qualification will teach you how to apply your lived experience in mental health to providing recovery oriented mental health services — as either a volunteer or paid worker. The course covers: trauma, drug and alcohol, planning group activities, working with carers, managing personal stressors, work health and safety.

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Nationally recognised

Average duration

12 months

Online or Distance

On-campus or Workplace


This course can help you get a job as:

Job TitleAvg Salary
Support Worker$960 weekly pay
Volunteer Coordinator$960 weekly pay

This course can help you progress to:

Job TitleAvg Salary
Community Development Manager$1,920 weekly pay
Student Counsellor$1,150 weekly pay
Substance Abuse Counsellor$1,150 weekly pay
Social Worker$1,150 weekly pay
Family Counsellor$1,150 weekly pay

Government funding

The Australian government provides funding to help students who are completing the CHC43515 Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work. The type of funding you receive depends on the state that you live in.

There are eligibility requirements for each type of funding. Enquire with a course provider to check your eligibility.

Payment options

Interest free payment plan
Most course providers offer flexible payment options for the CHC43515 Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work such as weekly, bi-monthly, or monthly interest-free payments for those who do not wish (or are unable) to pay their tuition fees outright. There is usually a discount for those who pay their tuition fees upfront. Enquire with a course provider to find out more.

Benefits of nationally recognised training

This is a nationally recognised course delivered by Registered Training Organisations (RTOs). RTOs are strictly regulated by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA). This guarantees you will be studying a quality-assured and nationally recognised qualification.

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This course provider offers the CHC43515 Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work:

TAFE Queensland
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