21/03/2022 Peer Worker Training

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Peer workers, like in any professional discipline, need quality, standardised training and ongoing professional development. Through extensive research and co-design, SHARC has developed Peer Worker Training.  This comprehensive training provides a vital knowledge base for peer workers, and ensures that the peer workforce has a discipline-specific framework.


This training is designed for current AOD Peer Workers of funded Victorian AOD agencies



The SHARC Peer Worker Training seeks to:

  • Educate Peer Workers around the concepts and core competencies of the peer work discipline
  • Assist Peer Workers to apply best practice peer work in formalised settings
  • Explore the key components of the role with a focus on the peer relationship
  • Increase confidence and develop skills in communication and navigating relational parameters
  • Develop understandings of ethical practice and workplace legislative requirements
  • Empower Peer Workers to advocate for the discipline and manage their own wellbeing and development needs
  • Prepare Peer Workers to work across a number of domains, remaining ‘peer’ within clinical governance frameworks