Tertiary Students | Mental Health First Aid

Designed for TAFES and Universities that require increased flexibility in the delivery of training for their students, the Blended Mental Health First Aid Course for Tertiary Students is a combination of online (eLearning) and a half day of follow-on face-to-face training.

Update: April 4.2019. Due to overwhelming interest, the funding for the free eLearning component of our MHFA for Tertiary Students course has run out earlier than expected.

Over the last two years, almost 13,000 students have been funded to complete the MHFA tertiary eLearning course.

Students that have already enrolled in the eLearning course will not be affected by this change. New enrolments will either need to be paid for individually by students ($55.00 plus shipping) or tertiary institutions can purchase vouchers and supply students with a voucher code to complete the course. Bulk enrolments voucher codes are available through our shop and are valid for 12 months.

This is the eLearning component of the Blended Mental Health First Aid Course for Tertiary Students, which teaches how to assist a fellow student developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. It is recommended that you first organise an Instructor to complete the follow-up face-to-face component (an additional cost) before you commence the eLearning component, as you will need to complete the face-to-face within 3 months after completing the eLearning.

What is the cost?

The cost is $55 plus postage to complete the eLearning component. Your Instructor may charge a fee to deliver the face-to-face component, check with your Instructor.

What does the course cover?

The course teaches tertiary students how to assist a fellow student who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. However course participants will learn mental health first aid skills that can be applied to help any adult. Course content is tailored to the student setting using case-studies, videos and resources tailored to their learning needs.

The eLearning component covers

Course participants first complete the interactive self-paced eLearning component that presents an overview of mental health problems and mental health crises.

The half day session covers

The face-to-face component is designed to be delivered after participants have completed the eLearning component for Tertiary Students. In this face-to-face training, the focus is on the revision and application of knowledge and skills learnt in the eLearning component, providing participants with the opportunity to:

  • Examine issues pertinent to mental health problems in the student population in more depth
  • Clarify any points of uncertainty remaining after completion of the eLearning modules
  • Apply the MHFA Action Plan to relevant scenarios

How do I enrol?

Enrolling in this Blended Course is a two-step process:

1. Enrol and complete the eLearning component.

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2. Attend a follow-up face-to-face session

If you have any questions check the FAQ for Blended MHFA courses.

Finding a face-to-face session

The face-to-face session of the Blended Course is not centrally coordinated by Mental Health First Aid Australia.

It is the responsibility of course participants to find a face to face session. Courses can be found on the Course Calendar. If there are no courses in your area it is the responsibility of course participants to contact any of the MHFA instructors listed on the Find an Instructor page with the tertiary student icon next to their names to arrange a course in their area. Most instructors are willing to travel but need expenses covered.

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Become an Accredited Mental Health First Aider

Participants who complete this training are eligible to complete an online Accreditation Assessment in order to receive a Mental Health First Aider Certificate of Accreditation valid for 3 years. Learn more here.