CHC43515 Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work (Consumer Peer Work)

Qualification

Requiring 15 units to achieve this qualification:

  • 8 Core units plus 7 Elective units (including specialisation unit)
  • Delivery of training – either classroom-based or self paced learning on the job
  • To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 80 hours of work

Core Units

CHCDIV001: Work with diverse people

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work respectfully with people from diverse social and cultural groups and situations, including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

CHCMHS007: Work effectively in trauma informed care

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to practice and contribute to the continuous improvement of trauma informed care within a service.

CHCMHS008: Promote and facilitate self advocacy

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to encourage, support and promote self-advocacy. The promotion and facilitation of self-advocacy contributes to a person’s self-determination, empowerment and right to make informed choices in regard to all aspects of their life.

CHCMHS011: Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work collaboratively with individuals to assess, promote and review all aspects of wellbeing

CHCPWK001: Apply peer work practices in the mental health sector

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required for working with the mental health peer workforce in a range of settings where peer work occurs.

CHCPWK002: Contribute to the continuous improvement of mental health services for consumers and carers

Contribute to the continuous improvement of mental health services for consumers and carers.

CHCPWK003: Apply lived experience in mental health peer work

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required by consumers and carers in the mental health peer workforce to use and apply their lived experience in a purposeful way.

HLTWHS001: Participate in workplace health and safety

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required for workers to participate in safe work practices to ensure their own health and safety, and that of others.

Consumer Peer Work Specialisation Elective

CHCPWK004: Work effectively in consumer mental health peer work

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish consumer peer relationships and work collaboratively with consumers and others to provide services.

Electives

BSBCMM401: Make a presentation

This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to prepare, deliver and review a presentation to a target audience.

BSBINM201: Process and maintain workplace information

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to collect, process and store, and maintain workplace information and systems. It also includes the maintenance of filing and records systems.

CHCCCS019: Recognise and respond to crisis situations

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to recognise situations where people may be in imminent crisis, and then to work collaboratively to minimise any safety concerns and make plans to access required support services.

CHCCCS020: Respond effectively to behaviours of concern

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to respond effectively to behaviours of concern of people. Skills are associated with handling difficult incidents rather than managing ongoing behaviour difficulties.

CHCDIV002: Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

The unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety issues in the workplace, model cultural safety in own work practice, and develop strategies to enhance cultural safety.

HLTAID003: Provide first aid

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to a casualty. The unit applies to all workers who may be required to provide a first aid response in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings.

Training Courses

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