Choosing Your Registered Training Organisation

If you are successful in securing a Mental Health Peer Work Scholarship you will need to choose a Registered Training Organisation to study with for the Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work course. The information below will  help you choose the best study option that suits your needs.

Course overview: CHC43515 – Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work

This qualification is designed for people with lived experience, and personal recovery, of mental Illness or suicidality, or carers of someone with a mental illness or suicidality. This course will allow you to support people in their journey of recovery from mental illness, working in mental health services roles that support consumer peers or carer peers. Workers are employed in the mental health sector in government, public, private or community managed services.

To achieve this qualification, you must complete 8 core units, 7 elective units and at least 80 hours of work placement.

Before you study

  1. Before you study, you are required to have a  USI (Unique Student Identifier) – this is your individual education number for life. It also gives you an online record of your vocational education and training (VET) undertaken in Australia. To apply for a USI or to check if you already have one visit www.usi.gov.au
  2.  Check the details of each Registered Training Organisation in the table below, so you can make a decision on what suits you best. Ensure you check the course fees. The Mental Health Peer Work Scholarship will pay up to $4000 for course fees and $1000 for study materials and mentoring support for your study.
  3. Make sure you are aware of the compulsory requirements with the Registered Training Organisation you choose. For example you may require a National Police Check before you commence study or your 80 hours placement experience.

The table below provides details of Registered Training Organisations offering the Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work in Queensland.

** Use your arrow key or scroll to the right of each row to view more Registered Training Organisation options.


Name of RTO Aspire to Succeed Pty LtdBreakthru CollegePCCS/Skillness Institute selectability TrainingSimple SolutionsSpectrum OrganizationTAFE Queensland - BrisbaneTAFE Queensland - Southport, Gold CoastTAFE Queensland -
Mooloolaba
Methods of study available:
campus/online/ mixed
Face-to-face classroom at Caboolture and Kingaroy

Online learning with support via Zoom, email and telephone
Virtual Classroom
Face-to-face classroom may be available in Brisbane/ surrounds if there is a minimum of 10 participants in one location.
Mixed mode with face to face and online delivery with self-paced resources and assessments online supplemented with weekly Zoom tutorials and monthly half day face to face workshops Online, supported/self-paced.
Weekly zoom masterclasses
OnlineOnline and mixedOn campus learning - South Bank, Caboolture

Mixed mode
Online and face to face
On campus learning -
Mooloolaba
Delivery locations: Caboolture, Kingaroy, Coomera and onlineOnline 2580 Gold Coast Highway, Mermaid Beach and onlineOnlineHervey Bay (study at home or in learning lounge)Online and Lawton, Moreton Bay Southbank and Caboolture Campus

Courses delivered on campus and may have a combination of online and classroom based learning
Southport Campus, Gold Coast

Courses delivered on campus may have a combination of online and classroom based learning.
Mooloolaba Campus, Sunshine Coast

Courses delivered on campus may have a combination of online and classroom based learning.
Duration options: 12 month enrolment: part-time

No fee to extend if extra time required
Part-time: 9-12 months. Can be extended by 3 months if progression has been made and with reasonable justification.12-18 months incorporating student placement.
Extension applications will be considered, and additional time may be provided depending on the circumstanes of the student/s.
6-12 months duration
To complete in 6 months: 12hrs per week
To complete in 12 months: 6hrs per week
Extensions are dependent on course progression.
Full time: 12 months
Part time: 24 months
Up to 18 months.
All courses designed as part time study with a workload of 5-10 hours a week.
Students who can not complete the course in time can request for extension.
1 year full time

From January 2024 -
Full time, 2 days per week plus vocational placement 1 day per week in second semester)

Extensions are possible due to special circumstances
1 year full time

Option for course extension
1 year full time

Full time - 2 days per week on campus
Tuesday, Thursday
Course fees:

Please note: the scholarship package includes $4000 for course fees
QLD Higher Skills Funding
$40 or $20 concession
Full Fee: $1200 per student
$4000 per student$ 4000 per student$3800 (fee for QAMH Scholarship student)$2150 (online / blending training)$3850 per studentFee-Free TAFE: $0
Full fee: $6,915

Fee free TAFE option available. For eligibility, contact TAFE. If you are a successful applicant of the Peer Work Scholarships Program you are still eligible for $1000 to support attendance, study material and mentoring.
Fee-Free TAFE: $0
Full fee: $6,915

Fee free TAFE option available. For eligibility, contact TAFE. If you are a successful applicant of the Peer Work Scholarships Program you are still eligible for $1000 to support attendance, study material and mentoring.
Fee-Free TAFE: $0
Full fee: $6,915

Fee free TAFE option available. For eligibility, contact TAFE. If you are a successful applicant of the Peer Work Scholarships Program you are still eligible for $1000 to support attendance, study material and mentoring.
Enrolment dates: for 2023 and 2024 Rolling intakes so students can start when they are ready
April 2024
Additional enrolment dates & courses may be available if there are a minimum number of participants
Students can commence self-paced study at any time and join scheduled face to face tutorial sessionsApply anytime / rolling intakeApply anytimeRolling intakes, giving the students the flexibility commence their study at their convenience Janurary 2024
July 2024
Janurary 2024
July 2024
January 2024
July 2024
How close to enrolment close dates can students apply? Apply anytime2 business days prior to the commencement of the courseApply anytimeApply anytimeApply anytimeApply anytimeStudents can apply up to 2 weeks past enrolment dateEnrolment open until end of first week of deliveryEmail: studentadministrationMooloolaba@tafeqld.edu.au
Website link for more information: Website linkCertificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work (CHC43515) | breakthru (breakthrucollege.edu.au)PCCS websiteWebsite linkWebsite linkWebsite linkWays to studyWebsite linkWebsite link
Link or attached course specific brochure: (if applicable) Course informationBreakthru flyerNew brochure in progressSelectability flyerSimple Solutions flyerWebsite linkTAFE flyerTAFE flyerTAFE flyer
Enrolment link:EnrolmentEnrolmentStudents must supply Unique Student Identifer (USI) as the first step.
Apply for USI
EnrolmentEnrolmentEnrolmentEnrolmentEnrolmentEnrolment
Best contact for students who would like more info/ to discuss enrolment:Name: Kacie Ostrofski
Title: Enrolment Coordinator
Phone: 07 5497 4009
Email: ats@aspiretosucceed.com.au
Name: Mary Vaeau
Title: Training Relationship Manager
Phone: 0428 059 747
Email: mary.vaeau@breakthru.org.au
Name: John Clancy
Title: Student Administration
Phone: (02) 9477 8700
Email: jclancy@pccs.org.au

Name: Ivet Terrades
Title: Community Connections Officer
Phone (07) (07) 3186-4000
Email: iterrades@pccs.org.au
Name: Brylee Staples
Title: RTO Administration Officer
Phone: 07 4453 0100
Email: training@selectability.com.au

Please call Hervey Bay office on 07 43254455Name: Karen Radich
Title: Training Manager
Phone: 07 3881 3310
Email: training@spectrum.org.au
Name: Kym Richards
Title: Kym Richards
Phone: 07 3244 5153
Email: Kym.RICHARDS@tafeqld.edu.au

Name: Michael Mawson
Title: Teacher/ Content Expert
Email: Michael.MAWSON@tafeqld.edu.au

Name: Tash Krishna
Title: Delivery Support Officer
Email: tash.krishna@tafeqld.edu.au
Name: Sharon Munn
Title: Educational Team Leader (Community Services Team)
Phone: 0435967440
Email: Sharon.munn@tafeqld.edu.au
Email: studentadministrationMooloolaba@tafeqld.edu.au
What other supports are available to students?For more information and to enrolOnline information session before course commencement/enrolment.Students will be able to complete their placement hours at the PCCS Gold Coast location rather than students having to find their own placement.Flexible online learning / weekly zoom masterclass.
Study at your own pace.
Student HandbookIn-classroom learning available if there is a minimum of 10 students.Teacher communications includes phone, email, face to face and zoomTeacher communications includes phone, email, face to face and zoomTeacher communications includes phone, email, face to face and zoom
Additional information:


Once you enrol you can commence when you are ready. You will be provided with a classroom schedule or zoom schedule which provides you with the relevant unit information that you will commence on.Breakthru provides a supportive environment for students to help them through their learning journey. Students will have a dedicated Trainer and will be able to book in 1:1 study support sessions. For Virtual Classroom delivery, although attendance is required, all sessions will be recorded and made available to the participants should they wish to reference/use to complete their assessments. PCCS is proud to provide high quality training and consultation with industry experts. PCCS will find placements for students enrolled with us, which is a requirement as part of the course.selectability Training is a not for profit Registered Training Organisation (RTO 0281) based in Townsville, specialising in disability and community services training. selectability Training prides itself on tailoring training delivery to meet student needs. All classes are available online via an easy-to-use learning management system.All students must hold a current police certificate prior to commencement of work placement if not currently employed in a relevant position. Spectrum Organization is a community based not for profit organisation helping the community with their training needs for the past 30 years.Entry into this course includes an interview / appointment with a teacher.Entry into this course includes an interview / appointment with a teacher.Entry into this course includes an interview / appointment with a teacher.