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Qualification details

CHC42912 - Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work (Release 2)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Is superseded by CHC43515 - Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer WorkThis version was released in CHC Community Services Training Package release 2.0 and meets the requirements of the 2012 Standards for Training Packages. Change in packaging rules. Significant changes to core units. Minimum work requirement of 80 hours. 05/Aug/2015

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
2 (this release) 04/Oct/2013
(View details for release 1) 07/May/2012

Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

CodeSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Code columnTitleSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Title columnEssentialSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Essential column
BSBCMM401A - Make a presentationMake a presentation Elective
BSBWOR204A - Use business technologyUse business technology Elective
CHCAC317A - Support older people to maintain their independenceSupport older people to maintain their independence Elective
CHCAC318B - Work effectively with older peopleWork effectively with older people Elective
CHCAC319A - Provide support to people living with dementiaProvide support to people living with dementia Elective
CHCAD401D - Advocate for clientsAdvocate for clients Elective
CHCAD402D - Support the interests, rights and needs of clients within duty of care requirementsSupport the interests, rights and needs of clients within duty of care requirements Elective
CHCAD603B - Provide systems advocacy servicesProvide systems advocacy services Elective
CHCAOD402A - Work effectively in the alcohol and other drugs sectorWork effectively in the alcohol and other drugs sector Elective
CHCCD307D - Support community resourcesSupport community resources Elective
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 411712 Disabilities Services Officer 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3421-17 Disabilities Services Officer 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0905 Human Welfare Studies And Services 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Mental Health 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Mental Health Peer Worker 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 411712 Disabilities Services Officer 02/Oct/2012 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3421-17 Disabilities Services Officer 02/Oct/2012 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0905 Human Welfare Studies And Services 02/Oct/2012 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 07/May/2012 
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Modification History

CHC08 Version 4.0 

CHC08 Version 4.2 

Comments 

CHC42912 Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work

CHC42912 Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work

Correction of errors. No change to qualification outcome.

Description

This qualification covers consumer workers and carer workers who are employed within the mental health sector in government, public, private or community managed services.

This qualification is specific to workers who have lived experience of mental health problems as either a consumer or carer and who work in mental health services in roles that support consumer peers or carer peers.

Occupational titles  may include:

  • Consumer consultant
  • Consumer representative
  • Peer support worker
  • Peer Mentor
  • Youth Peer Worker
  • Carer consultant
  • Carer representative
  • Aboriginal Peer Worker
  • Participation Coordinator
  • Family Advocate

Pathways Information

Not applicable.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not applicable.

Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

Employability Skills Summary

Not applicable.

Packaging Rules

PACKAGING RULES 

15 units must be selected for award of this qualification including:

  • 6 core units
  • 9 elective units

A wide range of elective units is available, including:

  • Group A Cultural Sensitivity units of which one unit must be selected for this qualification
  • Group B Consumer Peer Worker units of which two units must be selected for Consumer Peer Work Stream; or
  • Group C Carer Peer Worker units of which two units must be selected for Carer Peer Work Stream
  • The remaining 6 electives may be selected as set out below:
  • Units of competency to address workplace requirements and packaged at the level of this qualification or higher in Health and/or Community Services Training Packages
  • Where appropriate, to address workplace requirements, up to 2 units of competency packaged at this level or higher in other relevant Training Packages or accredited courses where the details of those courses are available on the TGA or other public listing

Core units 

CHCPW401A Apply peer work practices in the mental health sector

CHCPW402A Contribute to the continuous improvement of mental health services for consumers and carers

CHCPW403A Apply lived experience in mental health peer work

CHCPW404A Work effectively in trauma informed care

CHCPW405A Promote and facilitate self-advocacy

HLTWHS300A Contribute to WHS processes

Group A electives – at least one unit must be selected 

One of the following units must  be selected for this qualification.

HLTHIR403C Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers

HLTHIR404D Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people

Where work involves a specific focus on Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and culturally diverse clients or communities, candidates are recommended to select both units.

Electives required for Mental Health Peer Work specialisation  

Group B Electives - Consumer Peer Workers [2 UNITS] 

CHCPW406A Work effectively in consumer mental health peer work

CHCPW407A Support self-directed physical health and wellbeing

Group C Electives - Carer Peer Workers [2 UNITS]  

CHCPW408A Work effectively in carer mental health peer work

CHCICS304B Work effectively with carers

Other Relevant Electives 

Electives are to be selected in line with specified Packaging Rules. The following grouping of relevant electives is provided to facilitate selection and does not necessarily reflect workplace requirements. Electives may be selected from one or more groups. Employers may specify that certain electives are required to address specific workplace needs.

Administration  

BSBWOR204A Use business technology

CHCINF303B Contribute to information requirements in the community sector

Advocacy and representation 

CHCAD401D Advocate for clients

CHCAD402D Support the interest, rights and needs of peers within duty of care requirements

CHCAD603B Provide systems advocacy services

Alcohol and Other Drugs  

CHCAOD402A Work effectively in alcohol and other drugs sector

CHCNET404B Facilitate links with other services

Community development and participation 

CHCCD402B Develop and provide community education programs

CHCCD401E Support community participation

CHCCD508D Support community action

Community work  

CHCCD307D Support community resources

CHCCD401E Support community participation

CHCCD404E Develop and implement community programs

CHCCD413E Work within specific communities

CHCCD420B Work to empower Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities

Disability Work  

CHCDIS302A Maintain an environment to empower people with disabilities

CHCDIS410A Facilitate community participation and inclusion

CHCICS406B Support client self-management

CHCICS407B Support positive lifestyle

Education and facilitation  

TAEDEL401A Plan, organise and deliver group based learning,

TAEDEL402A Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace,

TAEDES401A Design and develop learning programs

BSBCMM401A Make a presentation

Family Work  

CHCFAM417B Identify and use strengths based practice

CHCFAM421B Work with parents of very young children

CHCICS410A Support relationships with carers and families

Group Work  

CHCGROUP403D Plan and conduct group activities

CHCGROUP410B Deliver a structured program 

CHCGROUP302D Support group activity

CHCICS405D Facilitate groups for individual outcomes

Health and Wellbeing  

Where work involves participation in care coordination or case work the following unit of competency is recommended

CHCICS406B Support client self-management

Other units related to health and wellbeing work include:

CHCFAM417B Identify and use strengths based practice

CHCICS407B Support positive lifestyle

CHCICS408B Provide support to people with chronic disease

CHCCS426B Provide support and care relating to loss and grief

Homelessness  

CHCCH410B Manage and maintain tenancy agreements and services

CHCCH427B Work effectively with people experiencing or at risk of homelessness

CHCCH428B Work effectively within the Australian housing system

CHCCH522B Undertake outreach work

Networking  

CHCNET301A Participate in networks

CHCNET402B Establish and maintain effective networks

CHCNET404B Facilitate links with other services

Policy and Research  

CHCPOL402C Contribute to policy development

CHCPOL403C Undertake research activities

CHCPOL404A Undertake policy review

Support work 

CHCLD514B Analyse impacts of sociological factors on clients in community work and services

CHCCS514B Recognise and respond to individuals at risk

CHCCS521B Assess and Respond to individual’s at risk

CHCCS426B Provide support and care relating to loss and grief

CHCFAM504B Respond to and contain critical incidents

Settlement Work  

CHCSW401A Work effectively with forced migrants

CHCSW402B Undertake bicultural work with forced migrants in Australia

Working with young people  

CHCYTH301D Work effectively with young people

CHCYTH404E Support young people in crisis

CHCYTH403B Support young people to create opportunities in their lives

CHCYTH511B Work effectively with young people and their families

Working with older people  

CHCLD315A Recognise stages of lifespan development

CHCAC317A Support older people to maintain their independence

CHCAC318A Work effectively with older persons

CHCAC319A Provide support to people living with dementia

CHCCS426B Provide support and care relating to grief and loss

Custom Content Section

Not applicable.