eLearning Courses

This course is designed for individuals who wish to be appointed as an authorised doctor under the Mental Health Act 2016 and for authorised doctors who wish to refresh their knowledge of the Act. The course can also be used by other staff of authorised mental health services or anyone in the community who wishes to gain a detailed understanding of the Act. It should be noted, however, that the course focuses on the knowledge required to be an authorised doctor and does not cover all aspects of the Act.

Delivery Mode Duration Hours of active learning Cost
eLearning 9 hours 9:00 None

This course is designed for individuals who wish to be appointed as an authorised mental health practitioner under the Mental Health Act 2016 and for authorised mental health practitioners who wish to refresh their knowledge of the Act.

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

The purpose of the refresher course is to provide authorised doctors and authorised mental health practitioners with a refresher of their responsibilities under the Mental Health Act 2016 (the Act). This course is shorter in nature than the full eLearning course and has an assessment component at the end of all seven modules. The course is designed to refresh your competence in understanding and complying with the Act. All modules are mandatory for everyone completing the course.

Delivery Mode Duration Hours of active learning Cost
eLearning 3.5 hours 3.30 None

The Capacity Assessment Training and Advance Health Directive suite is designed to support clinicians to strengthen their understanding of capacity assessment and advance health directives in the context of the Mental Health Act 2016. A variety of activities, tools, resources and clinical scenarios are provided to support the application of knowledge and skills related to these areas. This suite is aimed at mental health clinicians and may be particularly useful for authorised doctors, psychiatric registrars, and authorised mental health practitioners.

A note on language: The language used throughout this training aligns to current legislation and policies. The Royal Commission into Violence, Neglect and Exploitation for People with Disability Final Report (October 2023) recommends changes to language and terminology which may be introduced in future updates of this training.

 Delivery Mode  Duration  Hours of active learning  Cost
 eLearning  3 hours  3:00

$50 per person

Queensland Health/Queensland Ambulance Service - Nil (internally funded)

Fee Schedule.pdf

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

$50 per person

Queensland Health/Queensland Ambulance Service - Nil (internally funded)

Fee Schedule.pdf

This eLearning module introduces the strengths model of recovery and is aligned with Queensland Health's recovery-focused strategic goals and standards. By identifying an individual’s strengths, the treating team and the client can develop a holistic care plan that sets achievable recovery goals together. Resources, including the Strengths Assessment Tool, are provided to assist workers in embedding the approach into practice.

Note: This eLearning is a required pre-requisite for those intending to progress to the QC24 Working with Strengths in Recovery full day workshop.

 Delivery Mode  Duration Hours of active learning  Cost
 eLearning 1.5 hours eLearning  1:30  Fee Schedule.pdf

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

$50 per person

Queensland Health/Queensland Ambulance Service - Nil (internally funded)

Fee Schedule.pdf

This course will build your skills in observing and recording information for a Mental State Examination (MSE) and is designed for practitioners working in mental health, alcohol and other drugs services. The content focuses on the foundations of a mental state examination and steps participants through identifying and gathering relevant information for each component of the MSE. On completion of this course, it is anticipated that you will be able to define and outline the structure of the core components of an MSE, accurately document what you observe in an MSE including the use of terminology, and identify and differentiate signs and symptoms within the various components of an MSE. Interactive learning activities provide you with opportunities to practice your observation and documentation skills. This course was initially produced through collaboration between the Queensland Centre for Mental Health Learning (Learning Centre) and the New South Wales Institute of Psychiatry (NSWIOP) but has recently been updated by Learning Centre clinical educators to incorporate the latest research and improve consistency in mental state examination assessments. We hope this six (6) hour training course will 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

$50 per person

Queensland Health/Queensland Ambulance Service - Nil (internally funded)

Fee Schedule.pdf

A Police Advice and Intervention Plan (PAIP), previously known as a Police and Ambulance Intervention Plan, 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) to mediate a mental health event involving a consumer in the community. 

 Update 4 June 2024

Please note: communication with the Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) for mental health related incidents and concerns is to be conducted through the QAS Mental Health Liaison Service. 

You may email any relevant information to MentalHealthLiaison@ambulance.qld.gov.au. If it is an active call ask the 000 call taker if you can speak with the Mental Health Liaison Service; if they are available you will be transferred.  

As the newest version of the PAIP form is yet to be released on CIMHA, this training continues to use the current CIMHA form.  This eLearning module will be updated to reflect CIMHA changes upon release.   

To get started, click on Module 1 below. Upon completion of the one (1) hour module you will need to complete a post-training evaluation to download your certificate. 

 Delivery Mode  Duration  Hours of active learning  Cost
 eLearning  1 hour  1:00

$50 per person

Queensland Health/Queensland Ambulance Service - Nil (internally funded)

Fee Schedule.pdf

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

$50 per person

Queensland Health/Queensland Ambulance Service - Nil (internally funded)

Fee Schedule.pdf

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 and strengthen the ability to assess a child or young person’s capacity to consent to mental health treatment. A variety of tools and strategies to facilitate a child or young person’s ability to engage meaningfully in the process of decision-making are also showcased. 

Delivery Mode Duration Hours of active learning Cost
eLearning 3.5 hours 3:30

$50 per person

Queensland Health/Queensland Ambulance Service - Nil (internally funded)

Fee Schedule.pdf

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

$50 per person

Queensland Health/Queensland Ambulance Service - Nil (internally funded)

Fee Schedule.pdf

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

$50 per person

Queensland Health/Queensland Ambulance Service - Nil (internally funded)

Fee Schedule.pdf

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

$50 per person

Queensland Health/Queensland Ambulance Service - Nil (internally funded)

Fee Schedule.pdf

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 Assessing and Responding to Violence (ARV) Framework (the Framework), formerly known as the Violence risk assessment and management (VRAM) 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.

 Update 14 June 2024Notification was provided by the Chief Psychiatrist in April 2024 that the name of the Framework has changed from the Violence Risk Assessment and Management (VRAM) Framework to the Assessing and Responding to Violence (ARV) Framework. Training materials and documents will continue to refer to the Framework as previously until course materials are reviewed and updated. The name of the tool used at Tier 2 level continues to be called the Violence Risk Assessment and Management (VRAM) tool.
Delivery Mode Duration Hours of active learning Cost
eLearning 4 hours 4:00

$50 per person

Queensland Health/Queensland Ambulance Service - Nil (internally funded)

Fee Schedule.pdf

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.

The Developing Educators Program offers the fundamentals of training design, development, and delivery, for those providing education to the mental health, alcohol and other drugs workforce.

This program offers a growing collection of eLearning modules, videos, webinars, tools and templates, as well as other training materials to support Educators in their professional development pathway.

Delivery Mode Duration Hours of active learning Cost
Various: eLearning, video, reading material and other resources Varies per item  Varies per item Fee Schedule.pdf

The QC60 Introduction to Supervision eLearning introduces the role of supervision in supporting ongoing professional well-being, skill development and enhanced outcomes for the people who receive our services.

The training has been developed using a universal and inter-disciplinary approach and is relevant for new and experienced supervisees, those transitioning into a supervisor role and those who want to update to contemporary practice. Importantly it is designed to be inclusive of all front-line and support roles, including administrative staff and peer workers.

Introduction to Supervision is underpinned by the Queensland Health Supervision Guidelines for Mental Health Alcohol and Other Drugs Services 2023 and forms a base which will complement specialist training and educational resources in supervision, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Reflective Yarning, the Lived Experience Peer Practice Supervision Framework.

While QC60 Introduction to Supervision eLearning may be completed as a stand-alone course for those who only require introductory training, this eLearning provides the critical underpinning required for the full suite of Learning Centre supervision training. invited to enrol in the Learning Centre's workshop, to further consolidate skills and your practice as a supervisee

Note: Completion of QC60 Introduction to Supervision and QC8 Supervisee are pre-requisites to those wishing to progress to the role of supervisor. See QC4 Supervisor for more information

Delivery Mode Duration Hours of active learning Cost
eLearning 1.5 hours 1.5 hours

$50 per person

Queensland Health/Queensland Ambulance Service - Nil (internally funded)

Fee Schedule.pdf

Note: this course is a pre-requisite for those wishing to complete QC8 Supervisee.