Collaboration • Knowledge • Leadership

Collaboration • Knowledge • Leadership

Lived Experience Peer Cadet Program

Applications for this program have now closed.


What is the Peer Cadet Program?

The Lived Experience Peer Cadet Program is an employment opportunity for people with lived experience undertaking the Cert IV in Mental Health Peer Work, to enter paid employment across one of six participating Victorian non-government community mental health services.

Beginning February 2022, the program offers a paid two day a week cadetship over 12 months at cohealth, EACH, Mind Australia, Neami National, Uniting Victoria Tasmania, or wellways.

Peer Cadets will develop knowledge, skills, and confidence in a structured and supported environment. Throughout their employment cadets will receive supervision, training and reflective practice opportunities that are discipline specific.

The Lived Experience Peer Cadet Program is funded by the Victorian Government.


Who is eligible?

To be eligible, applicants must be enrolled to begin within the Cadetship Period or already undertaking the Cert IV in Mental Health Peer Work and meet the selection criteria defined by participating organisations.



There are multiple sites from participating organisations across metro and regional Victoria.


Position description

Peer Trainees will develop personal qualities and experience that are considered desirable to enable you to effectively work in the role of a lived experience consumer or carer peer worker within a large community mental health service.

Download the position description here.