Face-to-face courses

This one day, nationally accredited course has been designed for staff working in mental health, or those for whom conducting a mental state examination (MSE) is within their current or anticipated scope of practice. The course reflects the current Queensland Health policies and guidelines in reporting and documenting the MSE in a service delivery setting. The learning focuses on the evidence collected during a clinical interview, to promote evidence based clinical analysis and identification of mental state symptoms, and recording observations in the appropriate manner.

Delivery Mode Duration Hours of active learning Category Cost
Face-to-face 1 full day 7:00 Subsidised Fee Schedule.pdf

More information about this course is available in the handout: 10120NAT Course in Observing and Documenting a Mental State Examination- Course handout

Unique Student identifier (USI)
Provision of a USI is a Federal Government requirement since 1 January 2015, for all participants of accredited training within Australia. To obtain a USI register as a student via www.usi.gov.au

The Learning Centre is pleased to host Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training, with deliveries on offer by an accredited MHFA facilitator in 2018.

This two day course teaches people how to offer initial support to adults who are developing a mental health problem, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem or in a mental health crisis, until appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves.

Note: Unlike other Learning Centre courses, this course is recommended specifically for non-clinical staff. Clinicians and other health practitioners should refer to other Learning Centre courses for their training needs.

Delivery Mode Duration Hours of active learning Cost
Face-to-face 2 days 12:00 Fee Schedule.pdf
*funding arrangement for West Moreton, Queensland Health staff, contact 32718845 for information.

More information about this course is available on the MHFA Australia website - Standard MHFA

The Learning Centre currently offers Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) training with deliveries being scheduled by request only. Deliveries will attract a fee so please contact the Learning Centre for a quote or to discuss availability.

The two day Youth Mental Health First Aid course is for adults working or living with adolescents (those aged approximately 12 and 18 years). However, the course can be relevant for those helping people who are a little younger or older. This course is particularly suitable for parents, school staff, sports coaches, and youth workers.

Note: unlike other Learning Centre courses, this course in recommended specifically for non-clinical staff. Clinicians and other health practitioners should refer to other Learning Centre courses for their training needs.

Delivery Mode Duration Hours of active learning Cost
Face-to-face 2 days 14:00 Fee Schedule.pdf

More information about this course is available on the MHFA Australia website - Youth Mental Health First Aid

The Mental Health Educator Workshop is a three day course which provides participants with the knowledge and skills to develop their professional competency as an instructional designer and facilitator/educator.

Delivery Mode Duration Hours of active learning Category Cost
Face-to-face 3 full days 21:00 Un-subsidised Fee Schedule.pdf

More information about this course is available in the handout: QC3 Mental Health Educator Development - Course handout

"Supervision is a designated interaction between two or more practitioners, within a safe and supportive environment, which enables a process of reflective, critical analysis of care, to ensure quality consumer services." (Clinical Supervision Guidelines for Mental Health Services, 2009).

This two-day workshop will prepare you for your supervisor role. It is designed for staff from all disciplines including non-clinical areas such as the peer workforce. During this workshop you will explore ways to enhance your supervisor skills using a variety of strategies and tools. Several high-quality skills demonstration videos are shown that model the core elements of good supervision practice. As you deepen your understanding of these elements you will have opportunities to practise delivering supervision that is culturally sensitive.

To be able to progress and enrol in this training you must pass a pre-enrolment screen that requires you to:

  • meet the minimum requirements to be a Supervisor as set out in the Clinical Supervision Guidelines for Mental Health Services 2009
  • achieve a minimum of 90% correct for twenty multiple choice knowledge questions.

There are resources provided to help you answer the questions.

This screen ensures that everyone who attends our QC4 Supervisor training comes with a similar understanding of the key concepts, regardless of previous experience and/or training in supervision.

Delivery Mode Duration Hours of active learning Category Cost
Face-to-face 2 full days 14:00 Subsidised Fee Schedule.pdf

Note: this course is a pre-requisite for those wishing to complete QC12 Supervising Supervisors.

This one day workshop explores the fundamentals of best practice models of supervision, addressing the expectations and processes involved in effective clinical supervision. The training is aligned to Queensland Health guidelines for clinical supervision in Mental Health Services, to assist in the delivery of quality, effective and accountable clinical supervision. Designed for all mental health practitioners providing and receiving clinical supervision, the experiential-didactic delivery model enables active engagement and personal reflection on practice.

Delivery Mode Duration Hours of active learning Category Cost
Face-to-face 1 full day 7:00 Subsidised Fee Schedule.pdf

More information about this course is available in the handout: QC8 Best Practice Models of Supervision - Course handout

This one day workshop aims to promote evidence-based clinical risk assessment and management practices that improve consistency in the assessment and management of consumer risks. The workshop provides participants with skills to gather and identify risk factors relevant to an individual, and complete an analysis of risks weighed against mitigating factors. Designed for mental health practitioners of all levels of experience, professionals from other services may also find this workshop highly relevant when working with people experiencing mental health problems.

Delivery Mode Duration Hours of active learning Category Cost
Face-to-face 1 full day 7:00 Subsidised Fee Schedule.pdf

More information about this course is available in the handout: QC9 Critical Components of Risk Assessment and Management- Course handout

Video link

This video introduces and describes the Queensland Health Violence risk assessment and management framework – mental health services (the Framework). The video presents information about the three-tiered approach to violence risk assessment and response within the Framework, the purpose and principles of the Framework, how the Framework will be implemented, and clinical roles and responsibilities.

The video runs for approximately 20 minutes.

A transcript of the video can be downloaded here.

This two day workshop builds upon the learning from QC4 Supervisor, providing a safe environment for participants to develop advanced skills in providing supervision to those who are clinical supervisors. Outlining the components and stages of supervisory processes will guide the supervising supervisor to establish, negotiate, maintain and end a supervisory relationship, thus decreasing ambiguity and providing clarity for roles and outcomes. Supporting and strengthening consumer centred mental health services is the underpinning focus of clinical supervision practices.

Delivery Mode Duration Hours of active learning Category Cost
Face-to-face 2 full days 14:00 Subsidised Fee Schedule.pdf

Note: QC4 Supervisor is a pre-requisite for those wishing to complete this course.

More information about this course is available in the handout: QC12 Supervising Supervisors - Course handout

This half day workshop builds clinicians skills in capacity assessment for the adult consumer. This includes consumers consent to mental health assessment, treatment options and general health care. The Mental Health Act and the Guardianship and Administration Act define capacity and discuss the relevant tribunals for consumer assessment and treatment. The workshop will explore substitute decision makers under the Mental Health Act and the Guardianship and Administration Act. Hands on skill development include reviewing case studies/vignettes to assess for capacity, how to document capacity, and discussion and review of court decisions in regard to capacity. The course is recommended for all clinicians working with consumers, and should be completed as a refresher every two years to ensure currency of practice.

Delivery Mode Duration Hours of active learning Category Cost
Face-to-face Half day training 3.45 Subsidised Fee Schedule.pdf

More information about this course is available in the handout: QC13 Capacity Assessment - Course handout

This two day course provides clinicians who work with people experiencing mental illness, with the core knowledge and skills required to undertake a comprehensive mental health assessment including individualised treatment and care planning. Underlying principles and processes of recovery, family engagement, strengths and collaboration are explored along with the content of a mental health assessment. Clinicians will also learn about Capacity in adults in relation to consent for mental health assessment. Designed for mental health practitioners, professionals from other services may also find this course highly relevant when working with people experiencing mental health problems.

Delivery Mode Duration Hours of active learning Category Cost
Face-to-face 2 full days 14:00 Subsidised Fee Schedule.pdf

More information about this course is available in the handout: QC14 Mental Health Assessment- Course handout

(Refresher for QC9 Critical Components of Risk Assessment and Management)

This 3-hour refresher course provides clinicians with an opportunity to update their risk assessment and management skills. It is an ideal opportunity to apply practical skills using a case scenario and is delivered via an online classroom using a Zoom meeting platform, making it accessible for people across Queensland. Learners will connect via a computer/laptop or other device to join the workshop – no travel necessary!

In addition to refreshing the thorough identification of risk factors, the course reinforces the importance of using informed professional judgement to develop risk summaries that effectively communicate the weighing up of identified risk and protective factors. The course uses comparative language and prevention-oriented approaches to formulation. There is a key emphasis on the development of treatment plans guided by the individual needs of the consumer, with a recovery-oriented approach.

Note: This course is not a substitute for attending the full day QC9 Critical Components of Risk Assessment and Management. Participants are expected to have previously completed the QC9 workshop, or QC54 Foundations of Risk Assessment and Management eLearning, additionally have applied clinical practice knowledge.

Delivery Mode Duration Hours of active learning Category Cost
Online Classroom
Half day training 3:00 Subsidised Fee Schedule.pdf

This course code selection is reserved for private and tailored training events in a half day format. Please only enrol where you have received marketing inviting you to attend a specific event – these deliveries are usually not on general offer. Marketing information provided will specify the course content relevant to your session, the location and any other special instructions.

 Delivery Mode  Duration  Hours of active learning Category  Cost
 Face-to-face  Half day training  3:45 Subsidised  Fee Schedule.pdf

This course code selection is reserved for private and tailored training events in a full day format. Please only enrol where you have received marketing inviting you to attend a specific event – these deliveries are usually not on general offer. Marketing information provided will specify the course content relevant to your session, the location and any other special instructions.

 Delivery Mode  Duration  Hours of active learning Category  Cost
 Face-to-face  1 full day  7:00 Subsidised  Fee Schedule.pdf

This one day course provides invaluable practical training for clinicians and professionals across all disciplines and experience levels, by enhancing interpersonal skills in creating a collaborative relationship with their client. The course explores the use of a person-centred approach in the development of the therapeutic alliance and provides opportunities to learn and practice skills based on contemporary empirically supported evidence. This course is ideal for anyone wanting to build strengths in communication practices and enhance clinical practice.

Delivery Mode Duration Hours of active learning Category Cost
Face-to-face 1 full day 6:00 Un-subsidised Fee Schedule.pdf

More information about this course is available in the handout: QC23 Forming the Therapeutic Alliance - Course handout

This three-day train-the-trainer workshop is designed to allow clinicians to gain an understanding of the methodology for delivering the R&R2 MHP course to consumers and clients in their service. The R&R2 MHP course is a structured, manualised cognitive-behavioural therapy course which aims at implementing behavioural change and reducing recidivism. It is relevant to continuing care teams, community care teams, forensic mental health teams, prison mental health teams, and other youth and adult services who have a client base that may experience antisocial behaviours as a result of long term institutional care and/or correctional care.

 

A participant of this course will then be accredited to deliver the course to consumers.

 Delivery Mode  Duration  Hours of active learning Category  Cost
 Face-to-face  3 full day  21:00 Un-subsidised  Fee Schedule.pdf

Distinctly different to our other training courses, the QC31 SSYP course is aimed to target youth workers - It bridges the gap between clinical training and more general crisis support training.

This one day course is designed to provide participants with the skills to identify young people at risk of suicide and gain practical skills to ask directly about suicide.

Delivery Mode Duration Hours of active learning Category Cost
Face-to-face 1 full day 7:00 Un-subsidised Fee Schedule.pdf

More information about this course is available in the handout: QC31 Supporting a Suicidal Young Person (SSYP) - Course handout