Peer Workforce Development

Mental Health Victoria now offers a suite of training products aimed at the professional development of the mental health peer workforce.  From Introductory 5 day courses through to a national qualification with a range of other professional development opportunities in between.


This 5 day training course is delivered from content taken directly from the Certificate IV Mental Health Peer Work and is an essential course for anyone wanting to understand the fundamentals of peer work.  With content across 5 days including:

  • Approaches and frameworks of peer work practice
  • Understanding the role of the peer worker
  • Legal and ethical considerations
  • Using lived experience effectively
  • Developing and facilitating groups

This course will provide you with the fundamental components to allow you to be an effective peer worker in any organisation.

For further information click here or to register your interest click here.


In partnership with Wodonga TAFE (RTO 3097) MHV is offering a national qualification developed in conjunction with a steering committee of peers and organisations in the mental health field, this is the must have qualification for peer workers.  Delivered over 14 months in blocks of two day workshops every six weeks, you will learn a combination of skills and frameworks to implement into your workplace and inform your professional development.


Watch this space for next course dates.


All of Mental Health Victoria’s professional development and short courses are suitable for peer workers.  With a Senior Trainer (Peer Specialist) on staff, Mental Health Victoria ensures that all content is appropriate to the entire mental health workforce and in most instances is delivered by trainers with a lived experience and a variety of other qualifications.

The Mental Health Victoria training calendar can be accessed here.