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

The DQC81 CBTp Awareness course has been decommissioned.

If you recently completed DQC81 CBTp Awareness eLearning your learner profile will still reflect your credit for this course. Completion of the DQC81 CBTp Awareness course will maintain your currency in knowledge of CBTp Awareness for 12 months from the completion date, however we recommend reviewing at your earliest convenience.

This course will remain available until 31 January 2020 if you have already enrolled but have not yet completed this course.

The DQC82 Cognitive Remediation Therapy course has been decommissioned.

If you recently completed DQC82 Cognitive Remediation Therapy eLearning your learner profile will still reflect your credit for this course. Completion of the DQC82 Cognitive Remediation Therapy course will maintain your currency in knowledge of Cognitive Remediation Therapy for 12 months from the completion date, however we recommend reviewing at your earliest convenience.

This course will remain available until 31 January 2020 if you have already enrolled but have not yet completed this course.