Why Apply?

The scholarship package not only removes the financial barriers to completing the course but also provides additional mentoring to enhance your study journey and connect you with other Peers and local organisations who employ Peer Workers.

  • Be part of a rapidly developing workforce in mental health

  • Upskill your credentials to broaden your career opportunities

  • Receive a nationally recognised qualification in mental health

Selection Criteria

Make sure you are eligible to apply for a Peer Work Scholarship (use checklist below)

  • I am 17 years or older and no longer in school, and I am a resident of Queensland

  • I am an Australian or New Zealand citizen, or a holder of a permanent residence visa, or a migrant, refugee or asylum seeker holding a temporary or bridging visa providing work and/or study rights

  • I have a lived experience of mental illness and /or suicidality as a consumer, carer, family member and

    • am employed with a mental health or suicide prevention service provider in a Peer Worker role


    • wishing to seek employment in a Peer Worker role
  • I can meet the attendance and study requirements to complete the Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work course, including attending an 80-hour work placement.

Choosing a Training Provider

There are a number of Registered Training Organisations (RTO) throughout Queensland offering the Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work.

Learn more about the study options available.

Application Dates

First round applications are now closed. Check back here later in the year for announcement of next round dates. You can also register your interest for the next scholarship round here

2023 Applications Dates

Scholarship Applications Open (First Round)24th April 2023
Scholarship Applications Close 22nd May 2023 - CLOSED

Panel Assessment of Applications

Notification to ApplicantsEnd of June 2023
Scholarship Applications Open (2nd Round)Late 2023
Scholarship Applications Close Late 2023

Panel Assessment of Applications

Notification to ApplicantsEarly 2024

*Please note the application form will appear below when the next round of scholarships are available.