Peer navigation training

HIV Peer Navigation is a specialised form of peer support where people with HIV use their lived experience, interpersonal skills and workplace training to support other people with HIV to access the complex system of services and supports available in their local area.

Peer Navigators typically work one-on-one with clients but may occasionally run HIV peer support groups and interactive social events that address common barriers to treatment uptake and quality of life for participants living with HIV.

The HIV Peer Navigation Training Program is a training certification based on Australian and international standards and evidenced-based practice guidelines, including the HIV Peer Support Standards (NAPWHA, 2020) and the CATIE Practice Guidelines for Peer Health Navigation in HIV (CATIE, 2018).

The program consists of an online learning sequence with four modules that cover HIV core knowledge, self-work, client work, and organisational work. Participants completing the modules as solo learners are connected with a mentor, providing them with opportunities to discuss and reflect on their learning and the issues it raises for them.

From time to time, we also convene learning cohorts — groups of 12-20 learners who complete the online training at the same time and also take part in interactive webinars providing similar opportunities to share and jointly reflect on their learning experience.

For more information about the program please contact:

Daniel Reeders, Senior Project Officer — NAPWHA Learning,

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