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

Centacare’s RTO is currently delivering this qualification in Adelaide and regionally.

Our February 2023 intake is currently underway:

  • Adelaide metropolitan area – registrations for February intake now CLOSED.
  • Flinders Upper North and Yorke and Northern regions (Port Augusta/Whyalla/Port Pirie) – to register your interest please email

Start date: 14/03/2023

Start date: 28/03/2023

*Delivery venues are currently being finalised

This qualification is delivered with support from the Mental Health Coalition of South Australia. More information of pathways into this qualification and peer workforce can be found here.

Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work

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.

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 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.

Program details

Who: Individuals looking for upskilling, professional development or gaining further qualifications.

Where: Training is held in various locations such as Centacare Adelaide, Seaton and other regional areas.

Further Information: Contact the RTO at the email address below to complete a formal expression of interest.


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