SHARC Peer Worker Training – June 2024

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SHARC Peer Worker Training – June 2024

5 June @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Peer Projects, a program of SHARC are thrilled to announce registrations are now open for the next round of SHARC Peer Worker Training. Details as follows:

As part of the Lived & Living Experience Workforce Development Program 2022-2024 (an initiative of the Department of Health Victoria), SHARC has redeveloped it’s Peer Worker Training from the ground up.

This is an opportunity to participate in a pilot run of our newly designed training and we are seeking participants who have completed SHARC Peer Worker Training previously and those who have not. In this pilot run of our new training, we will also seek your feedback to improve it even more.


This training is free for state-funded Victorian AOD Peer Workers.


5 days – 9:30am -4:30pm each day


5th, 6th, 7th, 11th and 12th June 2024


Face to face training, details of location to be sent once registered.

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 to assist them in working within formalised and clinical settings.


This training is designed for current peer workers, emerging peer workers, volunteer peer workers and those with lived/living experience interested in participating in peer work.


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 better 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.


To register your interest please fill out this questionnaire:

For any questions regarding the training please email

Registration close on 22nd May 2024 so please register your interest ASAP as we are sure to fill up quickly.


5 June
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Self Help Addiction Resource Centre
0499 392 994
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Self Help Addiction Resource Centre
140 Grange Road
Carnegie, 3163
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03 95731700
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