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Navigation Skills Training (NST) is a package of online and face-to-face learning. It offers an orientation and skills training for people who are starting or hoping to work in peer support and peer navigation roles. The full package will open for enrolments in early 2021. This module provides an introduction to HIV Peer Navigation and an overview of the training under development.

What is HIV Peer Navigation?

Peer navigators bring their lived experience of HIV together with an in-depth understanding of the community and local service landscape to support clients with HIV. They are often based at HIV community organisations and may also be found in clinics and HIV service providers.

Peer navigators are an essential part of the Australian community-based response to HIV. Their insights from practice are an importance source of knowledge about the changing needs, identities and experiences of people living with HIV in Australia.

What this module covers

  • Defining peer support and peer navigation
  • The Australian HIV Peer Support Standards
  • Training needs identified so far
  • Organisational support for peer navigators
  • Peer navigators’ role in the HIV response

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