nationally recognise trainingCentacare delivers high-quality education to support those working in community services.

Centacare Catholic Family Services is a Registered Training Organisation (Provider Number 1004) that provides nationally vocational training.

Our courses range from foundation skills and education and skill development to community sector qualifications.

Community Sector Qualifications

CHC43515 – Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work

This qualification reflects the role of workers who have lived experience of mental distress and recovery as either a consumer or carer. Workers are employed in the mental health sector in government, public, private or community managed services.


Learners must identify as having lived experience of mental health distress and recovery as either a consumer or carer.

Eligibility will also be assessed through an upfront assessment of needs which includes;

  • Compulsory pre-enrolment Interview with a Peer Educator;
  • Online Language, Literacy and Numeracy assessment
Units of Competency

The Certificate IV consists of 15 units of competency, 8 core units and 7 electives.  Units will be delivered in the order listed below.

* You will either study CHCPWK004 or CHCPWK005, not both.  The unit you study will depend upon your preferred stream (consumer or carer).


The next intake commences on Monday 21st of June 2021.

Delivery will be part time, 3 days per fortnight at Centacare Seaton.  Delivery mode is face to face, supported by occasional virtual classroom (Zoom) sessions.

The expected completion date for the full qualification is June 2022.

Teaching breaks are scheduled during SA School Holidays, and teaching will not occur on public holidays.

Assessment and Work Placement

Assessment methods for this course includes a theory component and a mandatory practical work placement component of 80 hours. Placement hours must be completed to achieve competency in the units and successfully complete the course.  Learners are responsible for organising a suitable work placement, with the RTO’s support.

Learners must complete additional training and obtain the required Government screening checks prior to commencing work placement. Any associated fees will be provided to learners prior to confirmation of enrolment.

This may include:

  • Working with Children check
  • NDIS worker check
  • Vulnerable person-related employment check
  • Safe environments – Through their eyes training
  • Employer specific induction or onboarding training
Recognition of prior learning (RPL) & Credit Transfer

RPL is a process that assesses your competency—acquired through formal and informal learning—to determine if you meet the requirements for a unit of competency.

Credit transfer may be granted for units completed with another RTO.

Contact the RTO for more information.

Fees and funding

Contact the RTO for the current fee schedule for this qualification.

WorkReady funding is available for eligible applicants. Visit to check your eligibility for subsidised training, including JobTrainer.

Further information

Contact the RTO to complete a formal expression of interest.

Foundation Skills Training

FSK10113 – Certificate I in Access to Vocational Pathways

(enrolment currently closed)

FSK10213 – Certificate I in Skills for Vocational Pathways

(enrolment currently closed)

Certificate I qualifications are designed for individuals who require further foundation skills development to prepare for workforce entry or vocational training pathways.

It is suitable for individuals who require:

  • a pathway to employment or vocational training
  • reading, writing, numeracy, oral communication and learning skills at Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) Level 1 (FSK10113) or Level 3 (FSK10213)
  • entry level digital literacy and employability skills
  • a vocational training and employment plan.


Program details

Who: People looking for professional development or gaining further qualifications.

Where: Training is held at Centacare locations.

Contact: Training enquiries can be forwarded to

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