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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  Full Time  18 Months 13-Feb-2020  Wed, Thu, Fri 
Wollongong  Full Time  18 Months 13-Feb-2020  Wed, Thu, Fri 
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: 20NWR-035 
Attendance mode: Full Time 
Study mode: Course-Classroom 
Duration: 18 Months
Scheduled attendance: This course is currently scheduled on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 9.30am to 2.30pm. Wednesday classes are learner support, students can choose to attend part or full day. 
Hours per week: 11 
Starting from: 13-Feb-2020 
About: **INFORMATION SESSIONS**

To find out more about this course, meet our teachers and receive information about enrolment and next steps, attend an information session.
Date: 12 December 2019 Time: 9.30am to 10.30am Location: TAFE NSW Nowra, Building F, Level 1, Room 5.
Or Date: 23 January 2020 Time: 9.30am to 10.30am Location: TAFE NSW Nowra, Building F, Level 1, Room 5.

**STUDY COMMITMENT**
This is a full-time face-to-face course. You will need to attend approximately 8 hours of class, over 3 days a week, for 18 months. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 3 hours of other study per week.

You may also be required to complete approximately 8 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study, research and learner support.

**IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?**

This course is designed for people who are interested in developing a career in the mental health peer work field. Mental Health Peer Work requires workers in the industry to have their own lived experience of a mental health issue, or have been a carer for someone with a lived experience. Peer Workers are required to draw on this experience and their personal recovery story to support people they are working with. As a result, the course requires students to reflect on their own lived experience to prepare them for work in the industry.

**SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT**
Applying and enrolling: Enrolling with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it. Be sure to read all course information carefully to make sure it is the right qualification, location and study type for you. Enrol and pay online via our secure payment gateway to secure your place. As you progress through the enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.

For further information or assistance, call 131 601.

If you are interested in studying as a Trainee please call 131 601 for full details.



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
Course Fee $7,880
Fee explanatory text: The following are required for work placement:

- A Working With Children Check (Volunteer); and
- Criminal Record Check. There is a fee associated with the criminal record check.
Other information: There is an 80 hour work placement for this course and an individualised program will be designed to accommodate student and industry needs. 
Comments: Congratulations on enrolling at TAFE NSW!

An important next step is to attend the orientation session on Thursday 13 February 2020 from 9.30am to 2.30pm and TAFE NSW Nowra, Building F, Level 1, Room 5. Please bring this receipt to orientation.

You will be provided with a timetable, assessment guides, advice about additional materials you may need to purchase and information on the support services available to you.

Activate your student portal account which allows you to check your results, see fees and payments, and download your timetable.

To activate your account, go to https://my.tafensw.edu.au and login with your username and password, which was created as part of the online enrolment process and/or included on your receipt. Call us on 131 601 if you need it to be reset.

Once logged in, change your password and create 3 secret questions and answers.

Speak with customer service staff on campus to get your TAFECard which gives you special access to printing, copying and other services. 
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: 20WLG-035 
Attendance mode: Full Time 
Study mode: Course-Classroom 
Duration: 18 Months
Scheduled attendance: This course is currently scheduled on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 9.30am to 2.30pm. Wednesday classes are learner support, students can choose to attend part or full day. 
Hours per week: 11 
Starting from: 13-Feb-2020 
About: **INFORMATION SESSIONS**

To find out more about this course, meet our teachers and receive information about enrolment and next steps, attend an information session.
Date: 12 December 2019 Time: 9.30am to 10.30am Location: TAFE NSW Wollongong, Building A, Level 2, Room 30.
Or Date: 23 January 2020 Time: 9.30am to 10.30am Location: TAFE NSW Wollongong, Building A, Level 2, Room 30

**STUDY COMMITMENT**
This is a full-time face-to-face course. You will need to attend approximately 8 hours of class, over 3 days a week, for 18 months. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 3 hours of other study per week.

You may also be required to complete approximately 8 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study, research and learner support.

**IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?**

This course is designed for people who are interested in developing a career in the mental health peer work field. Mental Health Peer Work requires workers in the industry to have their own lived experience of a mental health issue, or have been a carer for someone with a lived experience. Peer Workers are required to draw on this experience and their personal recovery story to support people they are working with. As a result, the course requires students to reflect on their own lived experience to prepare them for work in the industry.

**SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT**
Applying and enrolling: Enrolling with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it. Be sure to read all course information carefully to make sure it is the right qualification, location and study type for you. Enrol and pay online via our secure payment gateway to secure your place. As you progress through the enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.

For further information or assistance, call 131 601.

If you are interested in studying as a Trainee please call 131 601 for full details.



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
Course Fee $7,880
Fee explanatory text: The following are required for work placement:

- A Working with Children Check (Volunteer); and
- Criminal Record Check. There is a fee associated with the criminal record check.
Other information: There is an 80 hour work placement for this course and an individualised program will be designed to accommodate student and industry needs. 
Comments: Congratulations on enrolling at TAFE NSW!

An important next step is to attend the orientation session on Thursday 13 February 2020 from 9.30am to 2.30pm and TAFE NSW Wollongong, Building A, Level 2, Room 30. Please bring this receipt to orientation.

You will be provided with a timetable, assessment guides, advice about additional materials you may need to purchase and information on the support services available to you.

Activate your student portal account which allows you to check your results, see fees and payments, and download your timetable.

To activate your account, go to https://my.tafensw.edu.au and login with your username and password, which was created as part of the online enrolment process and/or included on your receipt. Call us on 131 601 if you need it to be reset.

Once logged in, change your password and create 3 secret questions and answers.

Speak with customer service staff on campus to get your TAFECard which gives you special access to printing, copying and other services. 
Contact: For further information contact Customer Service Centre Information on 131 601