CHCSS00103 Mental Health Peer Work Skill Set

Expressions of Interest are now being taken for 2024.
Please use the enquiry form below to submit your interest for the Mental Health Peer Work Skill Set 2024 intake.

The CHCSS00103 Mental Health Peer Work Skill Set is designed for lived experience peer workers entering the mental health workforce. Participants receive training and support to develop personal awareness as well as professional and community skills and knowledge, associated with the unique role of the mental health peer worker.

The Skill Set will consist of three subjects, including:

  • Apply peer work practices in the mental health sector
  • Work legally and ethically
  • Apply lived experience to mental health peer work

The training provides participants with skills and knowledge to:

  • Understand the role of lived experience within peer work in an organisational setting
  • Work legally and ethically as a peer worker in an organisational setting

80 hours of practicum / work placement is required for the completion of this Skill Set.

Entry Requirements

Learners in this program must have a lived experience of mental ill health as either a consumer or carer.

Employment Opportunities

Community services sector roles may include:

  • Peer Support worker
  • Consumer Voice speaker
  • Community Advocate/Educator (voluntary or paid)
  • Lived experience worker

Units of Study & Units of Competency

CHCPWK001 Apply peer work practices in mental health peer work

CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically

CHCPWK003 Apply lived experience in peer work practice

Duration and Delivery Mode

95 hours of blended classroom and online learning and assessment followed by 80 hours of practicum or placement.

Blended learning – online components and compulsory classroom sessions, followed by 80 hours of practicum or placement.




Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

You may be eligible for recognition of prior learning (RPL) for this qualification. Please see our website for more details.

Tuition Fee, Payment Options, Loans

Full Fee: $900.

Gap Fee (SA Govt. Subsidy): $120 (total gap fee reduces to $120, if you are eligible for SA Government subsidy).

Gap Fee (Concession): $65 (total gap fee reduces to $65, if you are eligible for SA Government subsidies with valid Health Care, Pensioner or Veteran Affairs concession cards only).

This course is subsidised through the Australian and South Australian Government. Eligibility and subsidy criteria apply. To check your eligibility visit

All enquiries regarding tuition fees and payment schedules should be directed to

Qualification Information Brochure

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