eLearning Courses

The Mental Health Act 2016 (MHA2016) Capacity Assessment and Advance Health Directives training package provides opportunities for clinicians to apply knowledge and skills to clinical scenarios, related to these components of the legislation. The modules build on the knowledge covered in the MHA2016 online learning package (available on iLearn). The package is aimed at mental health clinicians and students, and may be particularly useful for Authorised Doctors, Psychiatric Registrars, and Authorised Mental Health Practitioners. A toolkit of resources is also included to be used in face-to-face deliveries.

 Delivery Mode  Duration  Hours of active learning  Cost
 eLearning  2.5 hours  2:30  None

The Acute Management Plan (AMP) is a concise clinical document that provides relevant, succinct information to clinicians working in acute care teams, emergency departments, and other entry points into mental health services.

Delivery Mode Duration Hours of active learning Cost
eLearning 1 hour 1:00 None

This Sensory Approaches training course is designed to provide an introduction to the use of sensory approaches in mental health settings. The course has been designed through collaboration between the Queensland Centre for Mental Health Learning (Learning Centre) and the Occupational Therapy Mental Health Sensory Approaches Clinical Collaborative. The package will provide you with an introduction to the use of sensory approaches and how they work, as well as some skills and techniques to begin to use sensory strategies in your contact with mental health consumers. We hope this training course will assist and enhance your clinical skills and benefit you, your service, and the consumers with whom you have contact.

Delivery Mode Duration Hours of active learning Cost
eLearning 2 hours 2:00 None

As a clinician working in mental health it is important to know about cognitive functioning and how it can impact on day to day functioning. Cognitive deficits can significantly impact a person's ability to perform day to day tasks which can affect longer term recovery in areas such as work and relationships. This training course is designed to provide mental health clinicians with an introduction to the cognitive difficulties that people with a mental illness may face and identify some strategies and therapies that can support the person. This course covers three core topics, Cognition, Assessment and Intervention. The eLearning course is self-paced and is targeted to nurses, social workers, occupational therapists, psychologists and medical staff working in mental health settings. The course is suitable for both experienced clinicians and those new to practice and takes approximately two (2) hours to complete.

Delivery Mode Duration Hours of active learning Cost
eLearning 2 hours 2:00 None

The DQC45 Cognition in Mental Health course has been decommissioned.

This course is superseded by the new look course QC45 Cognition in Mental Health and the Impact on Day-to-Day Functioning which is now so easier to navigate and much more interactive.

If you recently completed DQC45 Cognition in Mental Health eLearning your learner profile will still reflect your credit for this course. Completion of the DQC45 Cognition in Mental Health course will maintain your currency in knowledge of Cognition in Mental Health for 12 months from the completion date, however we recommend reviewing the new course at your earliest convenience.

Increasingly, clinicians in Mental Health and Alcohol and Other Drugs Services are being expected to provide integrated treatment to consumers with both mental health and alcohol and other drugs problems. The module will take approximately six (6) hours to complete and consists of vignettes for assessment, treatment, relapse management and motivational interviewing. In addition, study points are provided as well as tasks and quizzes which consolidate and assess learning.

Acknowledgements

This project was funded by the Queensland Health Mental Health Alcohol and Other Drugs Directorate and a 2010 eLearning Innovations Grant from the Australian Flexible Learning Framework

Delivery Mode Duration Hours of active learning Cost
eLearning 6 hours 6:00 None

Please note that this course makes reference to the Mental Health Act 2000. This course will be updated in due time to align with the Mental Health Act 2016.

The Individual Placement and Support (IPS) Model provides a structured approach for mental health services to engage with employment consultants to provide their consumers with access to competitive employment. Recovery literature emphasises the importance of meaning, purpose, and community connectedness to the health and wellbeing of people with a mental illness. It is recognised that employment can be a significant contributing factor in relation to recovery. Employment is one of the most effective means for creating social inclusion, dignity, fulfilment, improved mental health and quality of life. This learning resource is designed to provide clinicians with an introduction to the IPS Model, its principles, evidence for its effectiveness and how to create an employment environment.

The content of this course was developed by Jo Sherring of The Maya Academy info@themayaacademy.com.au

We hope this two (2) hour training course will benefit you, your service, and the consumers with whom you have contact. It is intended to help you to assist consumers to move towards gaining competitive employment.

Delivery Mode Duration Hours of active learning Cost
eLearning 2 hours 2:00 None

This course is designed to build your skills in observing and recording information for a Mental State Examination. The course has been produced through collaboration between the Queensland Centre for Mental Health Learning (the Learning Centre) and the New South Wales Institute of Psychiatry (NSWIOP). We will teach you the components of an MSE and how to identify them, you will develop your observational skills and enhance your skills in the supplementary aspects of the MSE such as questions you may ask an individual to get specific information needed for an assessment. We hope this six (6) hour training course will assist and enhance your clinical skills and benefit yourself, your service and your consumers.

Delivery Mode Duration Hours of active learning Cost
eLearning 6 hours 6:00 None

A police and ambulance intervention plan (PAIP) is a plan developed by mental health clinicians that provides specific information and strategies regarding a consumer to inform and assist the Queensland Police Service (QPS) and the Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) to mediate a mental health event involving a consumer in the community.

Delivery Mode Duration Hours of active learning Cost
eLearning 1 hour 1:00 None

The Cultural Capability for Mental Health eLearning module aims to provide mental health clinicians with a better understanding of the cultural needs and social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The program embeds a recovery-focused, trauma-informed approach; identifies needs across the continuum of care, from emergency departments to community; and introduces participants to methods for applying a cultural lens in clinical practice, with an emphasis on culturally capable mental health assessment. This module gives you the basis to work on your life-long cultural learning journey.

Delivery Mode Duration Hours of active learning Cost
eLearning 1 hour 1:00 None

This course is designed to support mental health clinicians working with children and young people to understand what the ‘less restrictive way’ means within the context of the Mental Health Act 2016. It strengthens the ability of clinicians to assess a child or young person’s capacity to consent to mental health treatment to determine ‘Gillick competence’. A variety of tools and strategies are also showcased to facilitate a child or young person’s ability to engage meaningfully in the process of decision-making. These include communication approaches (e.g., visual prompts and tools) and sensory approaches.

Delivery Mode Duration Hours of active learning Cost
eLearning 2 hours 2:00 None

The QC54 Foundations of Risk Assessment and Management eLearning course supports clinician understanding of the principles of risk assessment and management planning in mental health, alcohol and other drug services. This eLearning course steps learners through foundations of risk assessment and management and includes topics such as defining and identifying risk across six domains; communication, collaboration, and documentation; risk prevention orientation and planning care for risk mitigation. Learning is supported by interactive multimedia stimulus materials. The resource hub provides extensive information and tip sheets, research reviews, and links to guidelines, policies and support service websites. All materials are designed to assist learners upskilling in prevention-oriented risk assessment and response, and in developing and documenting management plans in line with current and emerging Queensland Health mental health, alcohol and other drug practice and standards. This course is suitable as complementary learning for the face to face course Critical Components of Risk Assessment and Management (QC9), however, is not a compulsory component of that course.

Delivery Mode Duration Hours of active learning Cost
eLearning 1.5 hours 1:30 None

This eLearning course provides a comprehensive and interactive overview of the founding principles of formulation and intervention planning. Throughout the course the learner receives information which is then applied to a case study. The clinician’s thinking process is made explicit throughout the module, in order to support the learner’s own development.

In the Formulation section of the course, the 5P approach to formulation is described and then applied. A focus on understanding and describing links between various factors of the formulation is demonstrated in order to improve clinical understanding.

In the Intervention Planning section, the process of utilising a person’s individual recovery goals within a shared formulation, to co-create clinical goals and intervention strategies, is explained and examples provided. Foundational principles of intervention planning (e.g. SMARTER strategies) are also described and applied.

This course complements the face-to-face course QC14 Fundamentals of Assessment, Formulation and Planning, however is not a compulsory part of that course.

Delivery Mode Duration Hours of active learning Cost
eLearning 3.5 hours 3:30 None

This eLearning is the pre-requisite course for both QC2: EARS and its youth specific counterpart (QC28: YEARS). In response to COVID-19 management plans which has temporarily shut down face-to-face training, the Learning Centre is currently making this online training available separate to the full courses. QC56 serves as an introductory course to orient learners to core clinical competencies and practices that align with the ‘train’ element of the Zero Suicide framework. It may be useful to any Mental Health, Alcohol of other Drug service providers.

Designed in collaboration with the Gold Coast Hospital and Health service, QC2 EARS and QC28 YEARS courses represent a philosophical shift in the treatment of suicidality within Mental Health Alcohol and Other drugs services. This includes a shift away from a focus on prediction, towards a framework for prevention, and a shift away from clinician orientated treatment of illness, towards a collaborative process of engagement and care planning that conceptualises suicide as a behaviour that requires specific targeted intervention.

Delivery Mode Duration Hours of active learning Cost
eLearning 2 hours 2:00 None

NOTE: if you have previously completed QC2 or QC28 blended training, you have already completed this eLearning. However, you might find it useful to complete this eLearning as a refresher if it has been 12 months or more since last participating.

This eLearning course is designed to provide information to support clinicians working with consumers at risk of becoming violent or aggressive; and is based on Queensland Health policy, including the Violence risk assessment and management framework – mental health services (the Framework). It is useful to any clinician working with individuals who may be at risk for exhibiting violence or aggression.

Specifically, this course will furnish you with knowledge regarding practical elements of working with violence risk in a Queensland Health context including understanding how to apply the Framework, and how to use the Violence Risk Assessment and Management (V-RAM) tool. Key concepts related to the assessment of violence risk are covered, including the principles and components of information gathering (evidence based risk factors), collection of collateral information, information sharing, and strategies to overcome common barriers. Strategies for conceptualising assessment information are demonstrated, in order to write a useful risk summary. A suggested template is provided to help guide your thought process in the workplace. Risk management planning is covered next, discussing how to ensure risk management plans are linked to risk summaries, suggested intervention strategies for common violence risk factors, how to distinguish between long-term and short-term risk management strategies, consideration of referrals to specialist forensic services, and reassessment of risk. Throughout the eLearning course, vignettes are provided to illustrate the application of content.

Delivery Mode Duration Hours of active learning Cost
eLearning 4 hours 4:00 None

Note: This eLearning is a component of the QC30 Violence Risk Assessment and Management training. Completion of this eLearning alone does not meet the recommended training for individuals taking on the responsibilities of a Senior Clinician (as defined by the Framework). The full training to support Senior Clinicians involves the subsequent completion of the face-to-face component of QC30, as well as in-service support. Go to QC30 Violence Risk Assessment and Management for more information.