In collaboration with Mental Health Victoria, Wodonga TAFE is offering enrolment into the Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work. This specialist, nationally-recognised course is specifically designed for workers who have lived experience as either a consumer or carer, and who work in mental health services in roles that support, mentor or advocate for consumers or carers, or people with lived experience who have a career goal to work as a Mental Health Peer Worker.
Through this course you will draw on your lived experience of mental illness as either a consumer or carer to further understand and support peers in the mental health sector. You will develop skills and knowledge to work with diverse people to promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing through a nationally accepted model of peer work framed by empowerment and trauma informed practice.
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 for consumers and carers
CHCPWK003 Apply lived experience in mental health peer work
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
CHCMHS003 Provide recovery oriented mental health services
CHCGRP002 Plan and conduct group activities
CHCADV002 Provide advocacy and representation services
CHCMHS010 Implement recovery oriented approaches to complexity
Materials for this course have been developed in partnership with Mental Health Victoria, drawing heavily on work produced by the Mental Health Coordinating Council on behalf of Community Mental Health Australia, funded and distributed by the National Mental Health Commission.
By successfully completing this course you will receive a nationally recognised AQF qualification.
Work in Mental Health Services as a Mental Health Peer Worker.
- Blended – Teaching and assessment will be conducted on-campus and online.
- McKoy Street, Wodonga Vic (Main campus)
Part time: 18 months.
Monthly workshops starting in February 2021.
This course requires 100 days of work placement.
- To enrol in this qualification, participants must be currently working in a peer work role (paid or unpaid) at least one day a week for the duration of the course, or be in a position to be placed in a workplace one day per week. If you are not eligible for this course, but are considering a future career in peer work, you may wish to read the information brochure 'So you want to be a peer worker?' available at https://www.mhvic.org.au/
- On receipt of your course application you will be emailed an ‘Application Requirement Questionnaire’ electronic form and you will be required to provide evidence of a Victorian Working With Children’s Check (WWCC).
- Once you submit an application for this course you will receive a separate email from LLN Robot to complete a Language, Literacy & Numeracy (LLN) test online. Please check your junk mail if this does not come to your inbox.
- Please allow one hour to complete the LLN assessment. You will need a computer with speakers or headphones as there is an audio section in the assessment.
- Your LLN assessment will need to be completed one week after receiving it to progress your application to the next stage, or your application may be withdrawn due to inactivity.
- If you are unable to access the LLN Robot link please contact our Customer Experience team **as soon as possible**.
- Note: Completion of and passing the LLN assessment does not guarantee a place in the course at Wodonga TAFE. Numbers are limited and selected applicants will be contacted to attend an interview. If an applicant is not accepted into their preferred course they will be contacted and provided information on alternate pathways and/or courses.
From 1 January 2019, Free TAFE for Priority Courses is a Victorian Government program that will pay your tuition fees to study in this selected course at Wodonga TAFE, if you’re eligible, subject to minimum numbers.
Government Funded $2,199.00 (Tuition $2,125.00, Materials $74.00)
Concession $499.00 (Tuition $425.00, Materials $74.00)
Fee For Service $4,324.00 (Tuition $4,250.00, Materials $74.00)
Fees Additional Information
The student tuition fees published are indicative only and can be subject to change given individual circumstances at the time of enrolment. Funding made available to eligible individuals by State and Commonwealth Governments. If funding is utilised, this may affect opportunities to access additional funding in the future. For more information see ‘Fee information and eligibility’ under the 'Apply Now' tab on the Wodonga TAFE website.
Materials Included In Fees
- Materials fees may apply for course enrolments.
How to apply
Apply via the ‘Apply online now’ button in this course information page. If the course is not available for online application, you can submit your enquiry via the online enquiry form. Alternatively, please feel free to contact our friendly Customer Experience team on 1300 69 8233 or email email@example.com
Please note: We reserve the right to close course intakes early. Many courses have limited places and high demand. Early applications are recommended. We reserve the right to cancel intakes and courses if there are insufficient student numbers.
Wodonga TAFE teachers in partnership with Mental Health Victoria trainers deliver the training in this course
Further study opportunities may include the Diploma of Community Services.
When You Can Enrol
Apply online now for the course commencing in February 2021. Applications will close on 8 January 2021. Note: If the course is not open for application you may register your interest via the online enquiry form to be notified when the next course intake application is available.
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