12 Certificate IV Mental Health Peer Work Sponsorships

From Lived Experience Australia

LEA is excited to be able to offer sponsorship to consumers and carers to study Certificate IV Mental Health Peer Work, covering all course fees!

We have provided 24 sponsorships over the past 2 years and are excited to provide a further 12 sponsorships in our final year of this initiative. 

Applications will open on 31 August 2021 for study commencing in 2021 or early 2022. You will only have 2 weeks to get your application submitted.

As members of Lived Experience Australia we are giving you advanced notice so that you can prepare for your application now, increasing your chance of success.

The successful applicants last year had researched all of the information prior to submitting their application. If you were not successful last year, we encourage you to apply again this year.

The key things you need to do to prepare are:

  • Source a training provider that delivers the course in your state/territory or offers it online and call them
  • Confirm your eligibility to enrol in the course
  • Confirm places are available to enrol either in late 2021 or the first half of 2022
  • Confirm the total course cost (after any subsidies you might be eligible for). Note that if you are successful, this will be the maximum amount of your sponsorship
  • Make sure you have the RTOs contact details recorded
  • Start looking at the example application form and get your application ready
  • Applications will open on 31 August 2021 via this link (you can bookmark the link and check back on 31 August when it goes live)

Sponsorships are available to individuals who have lived experience of mental health conditions as either a consumer or carer who either currently work, volunteer or are interested in working in the mental health sector.

Sponsorships available for Australian residents, living anywhere in Australia (availability of courses may differ and individuals should check on delivery options with training providers directly).

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and people from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Applicants who were not successful last year are encouraged to apply again.

For help in Australia

Salvation Army Care Line     1300 36 36 22

Reach Out     http://au.reachout.com/tough-times

Headspace     Register and chat now at eheadspace, or call 1800 650 890  Headspace

Lifeline    13 11 14 https://www.lifeline.org.au/

Mensline Australia 1300 78 99 78 (24 hour phone counselling and referral)

Beyond Blue 1300 22 46 36


Mates in Construction: 1300 642 111

QLife        1800 184 527    Phone & Chat  3.00 pm – 12.00 pm everyday

SANE Australia help helpline@sane.org

SANE Australia Helpline  Chat –  Talk to a mental health professional (weekdays, 10 am-10 pm Australian Eastern Standard Time) 1800 187 263

Kids Help Line 1800 55 1800 (24 hour phone counselling)

Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467 (Professional call back service referral line operates seven days a week)

Veterans Line 1800 011 046 (after hours professional telephone crisis counselling for veterans and their families

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