The Tasmanian Government is committed to building a Lived Experience (Peer) Workforce (LEW) that provides direct peer support to individuals with mental ill-health and their families and carers.
The Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care is funding a total of 26 training scholarships over the next two years. We are collaborating with breakthru College. There are 13 scholarships available during 2023, for people with lived experience to undertake CHC43515 Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work.
Mental Health Peer Work is a specialised area in which a person must have:
- personal lived experience of mental and/or emotional distress, or suicidal thoughts, or
- lived experience of supporting a family member or friend with mental and/or emotional distress, suicidal distress, or
- lived experience of being bereaved by suicide.
We strongly encourage people from rural and remote areas, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to apply.
2023 Scholarship Applications close at midday on Monday, 19th June 2023
Download the Scholarship Information Guidelines and Application Form