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Mental Health Peer Work (Consumer Peer Work) - Certificate IV (CHC43515-02V02)
Course brochure: Click here for a PDF copy of the course Print/Download PDF    Click here to e-mail me the course details e-Mail me
Study area: Human Welfare Studies and Services 
National code: CHC43515  (Nationally Recognised Training)
Locations:
Location  Attendance  Duration  Commencing  Attendance days 
Nowra  Part Time Day  18 Months 14-Feb-2019  Thu, Fri 
Wollongong  Part Time Day  18 Months 14-Feb-2019  Thu, Fri 
Wollongong  Part Time Evening  36 Weeks 12-Feb-2019  Tue, Thu 
Features: Traineeships 
Description: This qualification reflects the role of 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.

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 80 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of units of competency.

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication. 
Other requirements: WORK PLACEMENTS

Many TAFE courses have a compulsory work placement component to assist you to apply your learning in a practical environment and you may be required to comply with some (or all) of the following.

1. NSW HEALTH

Before you commence any clinical placements in NSW Health facilities, you will be required to
• Meet NSW Health’s - Criminal Record Check requirements;
• Sign the NSW Health Code of Conduct form and any other forms, as required by NSW Health;
• Undertake Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination against Infectious Diseases and provide your Health Care Worker/Student Vaccination Record Card.

For specific information regarding NSW Health’s requirements, and access to the required forms, it is recommended that you visit their FAQs for students at:
http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/careers/student_clearance/pages/default.aspx

2. AGED CARE WORK - Before you undertake any clinical placements in Aged Care Facilities you will be required to undertake a Federal Criminal Record Check. Visit:
http://www.afp.gov.au/what-we-do/police-checks/national-police-checks.aspx

3. COMMUNITY AND CHILDREN’S SERVICES

Anyone in child-related work (including student placements and volunteers) MUST have a current Working with Children Check (students/volunteers free) in line with the Office of Children’s Guardian phase-in schedule and processes. Visit:
http://www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/Working-with-children/working-with-children-check

4. STUDENT READINESS FOR WORK PLACEMENT

Generally work placements will only occur after there has been a reasonable amount of student/teacher contact and when the teacher is satisfied that you are ready to benefit from workplace learning and perform workplace duties. Your teacher can provide further information.

STUDENT RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES - For more information visit: https://www.tafensw.edu.au/courses/rights-and-responsibilities/index.htm 
Entry requirements: There are no entry requirements for this qualification. 
Learning pathways: CREDIT FOR PRIOR LEARNING If you already have skills and knowledge that are relevant to your course, you may be able to apply for credit through articulation, credit transfer or recognition of prior learning. To find out more about applying for credit follow this link

https://www.tafensw.edu.au/courses/get-started-at-tafe-nsw/recognition-of-prior-learning

This web page also provides information on how to use your existing TAFE NSW qualifications to undertake a higher level qualification at TAFE NSW (e.g. Cert II to Cert III, Cert III to Cert IV, Cert IV to Diploma, etc.)

TAFE to University Many TAFE NSW courses offer you the opportunity to gain both vocational and university qualifications. To find out more about the pathways to higher education please follow this link

https://www.tafensw.edu.au/courses/study-options/tafe-to-university 
Career opportunities: Disabilities Services Officer 
Specialisation: (Consumer Peer Work) 
Support for students: TAFE NSW has a range of support services available including support for students with disabilities, extensive library and information services, career advice and counselling, children's centres and support for multicultural or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. No matter what your circumstances are, TAFE NSW can assist you in many ways. 
Course availability
Location: Nowra
Location brochure: Click here for a PDF copy of the course at Nowra Print/Download PDF    Click here to e-mail me the course details e-Mail me
Offering name: Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work 
Offering code: 19NWR-061 
Attendance mode: Part Time Day 
Study mode: Course-Mixed Mode 
Duration: 18 Months
Scheduled attendance: First day of attendance is Thursday 14 February at TAFE NSW Nowra Campus, 60 Beinda St, Bomaderry, 2541. Room to be confirmed. Day/s: Thursday and Friday Time: 9:30am-2.30pm Block: A Floor: Second Room: TBA. 
Hours per week: 10 
Starting from: 14-Feb-2019 
Times: 9:30am to 2:30pm
About: An Information Session will be held 22 January 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm F104, TAFE NSW NOWRA

Semester 1 Information Week Monday, 21 January to Friday, 25 January 2019. Register your interest via TAFE NSW's Facebook page HERE

This course is suitable for people with a lived experience of mental health issues who want to support others who also live with mental health issues. This course is also suitable for people who want to be front-line support workers with people with a disability, in either residential care or community based care.

This qualification reflects the role of 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. To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 80 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of units of competency.

STUDENT READINESS FOR WORK PLACEMENT
Generally work placements will only occur after there has been a reasonable amount of student/teacher contact and when the teacher is satisfied that you are ready to benefit from workplace learning and perform workplace duties. Your teacher can provide further information.

NSW HEALTH Before you commence any clinical placements in NSW Health facilities, you will be required to
- Meet NSW Health’s - Criminal Record Check requirements;
- Sign the NSW Health Code of Conduct form and any other forms, as required by NSW Health;
- Undertake Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination against Infectious Diseases and provide your Health Care Worker/Student Vaccination Record Card.

For specific information regarding NSW Health’s requirements, and access to the required forms, it is recommended that you visit their FAQs for students at NSW Health website.

COMMUNITY AND CHILDREN’S SERVICES
Anyone in child-related work (including student placements and volunteers) MUST have a current Working with Children Check (students/volunteers free if over 18) in line with the Office of Children’s Guardian phase-in schedule and processes. For further information visit the NSW Office of the Children’s Guardian website and search for Working With Children Check.

AGED CARE WORK Before you undertake any clinical placements in Aged Care Facilities you will be required to undertake a National Police Check. For further information visit the Australian Federal Police website and search for National Police Checks.

ENROLLING IN FIRST AID UNITS OF COMPETENCY During the practical CPR assessment you will be required to perform at least 2 minutes of uninterrupted CPR both on an infant and adult mannequin placed on the floor. This is the training package requirement and you should consider your ability to perform this assessment task before enrolling.
Applying and enrolling: Congratulations on deciding to enrol with TAFE NSW!

Enrolling with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it. The following steps will set you up to study with us:
Choose your course and where you want to study Assess your eligibility Obtain your Unique Student Identifier (USI)

If you have any queries, one of our friendly Customer Service Consultants would be happy to assist you.



Smart and Skilled: This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
(TAFE NSW - Provider Code: 90003)

The cost of this course will vary based on your eligibility for a Smart and Skilled Student Fee. Eligibility criteria can be found on the Smart and Skilled website or you can call us on 131 601 for further information and advice.
Course fees:
Description Amount
First qualification $1,990
Second qualification $2,320
Concession $240
Exemption $0
Full Fee $7,710
Smart and Skilled Trainee $1,000
Fee explanatory text: This training is subsidised by the NSW Government, and as a result your fee is determined through Training Services NSW formal eligibility criteria. This criteria will determine your exact fee. Students who meet additional specified criteria, may be eligible for a concession fee or a fee exemption. In claiming the concession or exemption students will be required to supply the required evidence to support the claim in accord with the requirements of Smart and Skilled eligibility.

Payment Plans are available through TAFE NSW for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications.

To activate your eligibility you must pay the student fee component PRIOR to commencement of the learning activity.
Comments: First day of attendance is Thursday 14 February at TAFE NSW Nowra Campus, 60 Beinda St, Bomaderry, 2541. Room to be confirmed. 
Contact: For further information contact Customer Service Centre Information on 131 601
Location: Wollongong
Location brochure: Click here for a PDF copy of the course at Wollongong Print/Download PDF    Click here to e-mail me the course details e-Mail me
Offering name: Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work 
Offering code: 19WLG-017 
Attendance mode: Part Time Day 
Study mode: Course-Mixed Mode 
Duration: 18 Months
Scheduled attendance: First day of attendance is Thursday 14 February 2019 at TAFE NSW Wollongong Campus, Foleys Road, North Wollongong. Room to be confirmed. Day/s: Thursday and Friday Time: 9:30am to 2.30pm Block: A Floor: Second Room: TBA. 
Hours per week: 10 
Starting from: 14-Feb-2019 
Times: 9:30am to 2:30pm
About: Semester 1 Information Week Monday, 21 January to Friday, 25 January 2019. Register your interest via TAFE NSW's Facebook page HERE

This course is suitable for people with a lived experience of mental health issues who want to support others who also live with mental health issues. This course is also suitable for people who want to be front-line support workers with people with a disability, in either residential care or community based care.

This qualification reflects the role of 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. To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 80 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of units of competency.

STUDENT READINESS FOR WORK PLACEMENT Generally work placements will only occur after there has been a reasonable amount of student/teacher contact and when the teacher is satisfied that you are ready to benefit from workplace learning and perform workplace duties. Your teacher can provide further information.

NSW HEALTH Before you commence any clinical placements in NSW Health facilities, you will be required to
- Meet NSW Health’s - Criminal Record Check requirements;
- Sign the NSW Health Code of Conduct form and any other forms, as required by NSW Health;
- Undertake Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination against Infectious Diseases and provide your Health Care Worker/Student Vaccination Record Card.

For specific information regarding NSW Health’s requirements, and access to the required forms, it is recommended that you visit their FAQs for students at NSW Health website.

COMMUNITY AND CHILDREN’S SERVICES
Anyone in child-related work (including student placements and volunteers) MUST have a current Working with Children Check (students/volunteers free if over 18) in line with the Office of Children’s Guardian phase-in schedule and processes. For further information visit the NSW Office of the Children’s Guardian website and search for Working With Children Check.

AGED CARE WORK Before you undertake any clinical placements in Aged Care Facilities you will be required to undertake a National Police Check. For further information visit the Australian Federal Police website and search for National Police Checks.

ENROLLING IN FIRST AID UNITS OF COMPETENCY During the practical CPR assessment you will be required to perform at least 2 minutes of uninterrupted CPR both on an infant and adult mannequin placed on the floor. This is the training package requirement and you should consider your ability to perform this assessment task before enrolling.
Applying and enrolling: Congratulations on deciding to enrol with TAFE NSW!

Enrolling with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it. The following steps will set you up to study with us:
Choose your course and where you want to study Assess your eligibility Obtain your Unique Student Identifier (USI)

If you have any queries, one of our friendly Customer Service Consultants would be happy to assist you.



Smart and Skilled: This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
(TAFE NSW - Provider Code: 90003)

The cost of this course will vary based on your eligibility for a Smart and Skilled Student Fee. Eligibility criteria can be found on the Smart and Skilled website or you can call us on 131 601 for further information and advice.
Course fees:
Description Amount
First qualification $1,990
Second qualification $2,320
Concession $240
Exemption $0
Full Fee $7,710
Smart and Skilled Trainee $1,000
Fee explanatory text: This training is subsidised by the NSW Government, and as a result your fee is determined through Training Services NSW formal eligibility criteria. This criteria will determine your exact fee. Students who meet additional specified criteria, may be eligible for a concession fee or a fee exemption. In claiming the concession or exemption students will be required to supply the required evidence to support the claim in accord with the requirements of Smart and Skilled eligibility.

Payment Plans are available through TAFE NSW for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications.

To activate your eligibility you must pay the student fee component PRIOR to commencement of the learning activity.
Comments: First day of attendance is Thursday 14 February 2019 at TAFE NSW Wollongong Campus, Foleys Road, North Wollongong. Room to be confirmed. 
Contact: For further information contact Customer Service Centre Information on 131 601
Location: Wollongong
Location brochure: Click here for a PDF copy of the course at Wollongong Print/Download PDF    Click here to e-mail me the course details e-Mail me
Offering name: Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work 
Offering code: 19WLG-019 
Attendance mode: Part Time Evening 
Study mode: Course-Mixed Mode 
Duration: 36 Weeks
Scheduled attendance: First day of attendance is Tuesday 12 February 2019 at TAFE NSW Wollongong Campus, Foleys Road, North Wollongong, 5.30pm-8.30pm Day/s: Tuesday and Thursday Time: 5:30pm-8.30pm Room: TBA. 
Hours per week:
Starting from: 12-Feb-2019 
Times: 9:30am to 2:30pm
About: Semester 1 Information Week Monday, 21 January to Friday, 25 January 2019. Register your interest via TAFE NSW's Facebook page HERE

This course is suitable for people with a lived experience of mental health issues who want to support others who also live with mental health issues. This course is also suitable for people who want to be front-line support workers with people with a disability, in either residential care or community based care.

This qualification reflects the role of 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. To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 80 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of units of competency.

STUDENT READINESS FOR WORK PLACEMENT Generally work placements will only occur after there has been a reasonable amount of student/teacher contact and when the teacher is satisfied that you are ready to benefit from workplace learning and perform workplace duties. Your teacher can provide further information.

NSW HEALTH Before you commence any clinical placements in NSW Health facilities, you will be required to
- Meet NSW Health’s - Criminal Record Check requirements;
- Sign the NSW Health Code of Conduct form and any other forms, as required by NSW Health;
- Undertake Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination against Infectious Diseases and provide your Health Care Worker/Student Vaccination Record Card.

For specific information regarding NSW Health’s requirements, and access to the required forms, it is recommended that you visit their FAQs for students at NSW Health website.

COMMUNITY AND CHILDREN’S SERVICES
Anyone in child-related work (including student placements and volunteers) MUST have a current Working with Children Check (students/volunteers free if over 18) in line with the Office of Children’s Guardian phase-in schedule and processes. For further information visit the NSW Office of the Children’s Guardian website and search for Working With Children Check.

AGED CARE WORK Before you undertake any clinical placements in Aged Care Facilities you will be required to undertake a National Police Check. For further information visit the Australian Federal Police website and search for National Police Checks.

ENROLLING IN FIRST AID UNITS OF COMPETENCY During the practical CPR assessment you will be required to perform at least 2 minutes of uninterrupted CPR both on an infant and adult mannequin placed on the floor. This is the training package requirement and you should consider your ability to perform this assessment task before enrolling.
Applying and enrolling: Congratulations on deciding to enrol with TAFE NSW!

Enrolling with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it. The following steps will set you up to study with us:
Choose your course and where you want to study Assess your eligibility Obtain your Unique Student Identifier (USI)

If you have any queries, one of our friendly Customer Service Consultants would be happy to assist you.



Smart and Skilled: This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
(TAFE NSW - Provider Code: 90003)

The cost of this course will vary based on your eligibility for a Smart and Skilled Student Fee. Eligibility criteria can be found on the Smart and Skilled website or you can call us on 131 601 for further information and advice.
Course fees:
Description Amount
First qualification $1,990
Second qualification $2,320
Concession $240
Exemption $0
Full Fee $7,710
Smart and Skilled Trainee $1,000
Fee explanatory text: This training is subsidised by the NSW Government, and as a result your fee is determined through Training Services NSW formal eligibility criteria. This criteria will determine your exact fee. Students who meet additional specified criteria, may be eligible for a concession fee or a fee exemption. In claiming the concession or exemption students will be required to supply the required evidence to support the claim in accord with the requirements of Smart and Skilled eligibility.

Payment Plans are available through TAFE NSW for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications.

To activate your eligibility you must pay the student fee component PRIOR to commencement of the learning activity.
Comments: First day of attendance is Tuesday 12 February 2019 at TAFE NSW Wollongong Campus, Foleys Road, North Wollongong, 5.30pm-8.30pm 
Contact: For further information contact Customer Service Centre Information on 131 601