For each course conducted, Instructors are required to purchase a course manual ($16) and a participant certificate ($1.20) per participant, which are provided by MHFA Australia at a discounted rate.
Instructors may need to pay for advertising, venue and catering expenses. Your may also have travel and accommodation costs if you choose or are invited to travel distances to deliver training.
Instructors are expected to complete at least the minimum Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirement of acquiring 2 CPD points within every 12 months after the first 1 year of accreditation, i.e. no CPD points required in the first 12 months after the date of accreditation. We offer 1-day state based MHFA events (2 CPD pt) and 1-hour MHFA webcasts (0.5 CPD pt). We endeavour to keep these events free or as low-cost as possible for Instructors.
An annual membership fee of $100 will be due 1 month from the anniversary date of accreditation.
If accreditation is lost, Instructors can enrol in the first 3 days of the relevant MHFA Instructor Training Course to re-accredit. The cost to attend is $515, plus an updated basic kit at $210 (which includes current teaching notes, course USB/DVD compilation & other resources) or a new full kit at $820 (which includes contents of the basic kit plus all books, brochures and additional MHFA products).
Anyone delivering training of any type needs to be covered by two types of insurance:
- Public indemnity insurance - to cover any claims against you.
- Public liability insurance - to cover any accidents at the training venue.
If you are employed by an organisation, your employer should have taken out public indemnity and public liability insurance to cover their core business. All employees will be covered. Check with your employer. If your employer’s insurance policy does not have either of these types, then they need to talk to their broker to arrange coverage before running any MHFA training courses.
If you are using a training venue that is not at your workplace, then that venue owner should have and is responsible for public liability insurance.
If you are self-employed, you will need public indemnity insurance.