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

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

Orygen as an RTO

Orygen is a licensed Registered Training Organisation (RTO). An RTO accreditation means Orygen is a recognised and approved provider and assessor of vocational training by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA). ASQA is the Australian regulator of the vocational education and training sector.

RTO accreditation allows Orygen to use our world-leading research, clinical expertise and resources to create and deliver high quality education in the field of mental health.

Our team of committed trainers are equipped to provide students with quality education, guidance and support to help them achieve rewarding and fulfilling careers in mental health.

RTO provider 45923.

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

Who should apply

The Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work is designed for people with lived experience to obtain a nationally recognised qualification in mental health.

What you'll learn

Over a 10-month period, students will learn and gain skills in:

  • providing consumer mental health peer work
  • applying evidence-based mental health frameworks, standards and practices
  • working with people from diverse backgrounds, including First Nations people
  • work health and safety in the mental health sector.

The course is made up of interactive virtual workshops, online self-paced learning and an 80-hour placement. The supervised placement is a key part of the course and will allow you to apply your skills in the real world.

On completion, graduates will receive a nationally-accredited qualification.

Orygen's RTO student handbook provides more information about enrolment, training and assessment, the student code of conduct and our policies.

Read the Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work (Consumer) course outline to learn about the entry requirements, units of competency, course structure and other information.

Information session

View a recorded information session video below to learn more about the course and the enrolment process.

MEET OUR PEEr work trainers


Ash is a Peer Work Trainer at Orygen who has experience as a peer worker across various fields including mental health, youth, LGBTQIA+ and disability. They are particularly interested in making sure peer work is valued as its own important mode of support, and that the power of lived experience is appreciated as its own form of expertise.


Betty is a qualified Youth Worker and Peer Worker who has worked with Young People and Older Adults in a variety of Community Mental Health settings. She completed the Cert IV in Mental Health Peer Work and has up to 5.5 years of experience working in a multidisciplinary team supporting people in the public mental health sector using the principles of Intentional Peer Support (IPS), strengths based and person-centred care as part of her work. As a Peer Work trainer, she hopes to empower students studying the course to be empowered Peer Workers where they can make a lasting impact for themselves and for their community.


Dates for the September 2024 cohort are yet to be announced.

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