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. After completing both steps, participants are eligible to complete an online Accreditation Assessment in order to receive a Mental Health First Aider Certificate of Accreditation valid for 3 years. Read all about the MHFAider Program.
eLearning Component now Free for First Year Health & Allied Health Tertiary Students
From August 21, 2017 until June 2019 this eLearning component is free for selected first year health and allied health tertiary students. Funding has been received from the Australian Government Department of Health.
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More information and a list of eligible 1st-year courses can be found here.
What is the cost?
The cost is $50 to complete the eLearning component for students that are not eligible for the subsidised course. 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.
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 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.
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.