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Important update

The Learning Centre has suspended face-to-face training in response to the current COVID-19 isolation measures.

Our suite of core risk assessment and management and suicide prevention skills courses are now available for delivery via online classrooms (Zoom). In addition, we have newly released eLearning courses and modules decoupled from previous blended learning courses to support your ongoing clinical education needs.

All participants are reminded to maintain COVID-19 transmission prevention measures while participating in training, including physical distancing.

  1. To ensure the safety of yourself and your colleagues, please do not attend our online classrooms in the presence of other participants if you have:
    • travelled overseas, interstate or to a COVID-19 hotspot in the past 14 days
    • been in close contact with a confirmed, probable or suspect case of COVID-19
    • any of the COVID-19 symptoms.
  2. Maintain a distance of 1.5m from others during the online classroom.

New courses:

This one day, 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

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

In addition to Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training, the Learning Centre is pleased to now host the half day refresher for this course. MHFAR is facilitated by an accredited MHFA facilitator.

The 4-hour refresher course allows people who have previously completed a Standard MHFA course to refresh their knowledge and skills. The course also offers Accredited MHFAiders an opportunity to extend their accreditation for a further 3 years.

Participants will gain an understanding of the latest research in the mental health field, learn the 3 key actions to help someone experiencing suicidal thoughts and behaviours, and work through complex mental health first aid interactions.

Note: This course is a refresher and not a substitute for attending the full two-day MHFA. Participants are expected to have previously completed MHFA.

Delivery Mode Duration Hours of active learning Cost
Face-to-face 4 hours
4:00 Fee Schedule.pdf*

*Funding arrangement for West Moreton, Queensland Health staff, contact 3271 8837 for information.

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

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

This course has two versions. If you are looking for the Youth version of this course please scroll down or search for QC28.

QC2: EARS has been designed to develop core clinical competencies and practices that align with the training element of the Zero Suicide framework and is currently being rolled out across Zero Suicide sites across Queensland.

Designed in collaboration with the Gold Coast Hospital and Health service, EARS explores suicide risk and represents 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.

EARS presents a number of conceptual models for understanding suicidal behaviours that can be applied to individuals across the lifespan.

The blended learning course comprises of two components - beginning with eLearning modules (part 1), and concluding with a full day face-to-face workshop (part 2).

QC2 EARS is aimed at both new clinicians commencing clinical practice and experienced practitioners seeking to update and consolidate their practice framework with contemporary understanding of supporting suicidal people.

Delivery Mode Duration Hours of active learning Category Cost
Blended
1 full day + 2 hours eLearning 8:30 Subsidised Fee Schedule.pdf

More information about this course is available in the handout: QC2 Engage, Assess, Respond to, and Support Suicidal People - Course handout

The QC3 Mental Health Educator Development workshop is currently not available within the Learning Centre education portfolio.
 
Our team are considering how the course content may be shared in a more responsive and accessible manner moving forward and will begin development of a new range of options. In the meantime, other supports for educators in Queensland Health, Mental Health service settings are being considered.

"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.

More information about this course is available in the handout: QC4 Supervisor - Course handout

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 one-day course aims to provide clinicians with the core knowledge and skills required to undertake a comprehensive assessment with a person accessing mental health and related specialised services. Utilising a case-based approach, the course steps participants through identifying and gathering relevant information for each component of the assessment. Based on their clinical assessment of the case study, participants will then be guided through the development and documentation of a clinical formulation and management plan. This course focusses on the foundations of comprehensive assessment, formulation and planning for mental health, alcohol and other drugs service clinicians and is most suitable for clinicians in the early years of clinical practice or those wishing to refresh their practice.

Note: the course includes a formal online assessment which is completed by the participants after attending the one day course. Participants have two weeks to complete the assessment.

It is highly recommended that participants also complete an optional, complimentary eLearning course QC55 which focusses on clinical formulation and planning.

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: QC14 Fundamentals of Assessment, Formulation and Planning - Course handout

The DQC14 Mental Health Assessment (MHAx) course has been decommissioned.

This course is superseded by the new one day course QC14 Fundamentals of Assessment, Formulation and Planning.

IF you recently completed the DQC14 MHAx your learner profile will still reflect our credit for this course. The Learning Centre recommends that completion of DQC14 MHAx course maintains your currency in completing general/mental health assessments for 12 months from the completion date, however we recommend that you also check with your local mandatory or requisite training recommendations for indicators of compliance against local policy.

The Learning Centre also recommends that you complete the new program QC14 General Assessment as soon as practical as it covers new content not previously included and is aligned to the latest advice and legislation.

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

This 4-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 4:00 Subsidised Fee Schedule.pdf

More information about this course is available in the handout: QC19 Risk Refresher - Course handout

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 one day workshop is based on the strengths model of recovery and is aligned with Queensland Health recovery-focused strategic goals and standards. By identifying an individual’s strengths the treating team and client can together develop a holistic care plan that sets achievable recovery goals. The training utilises a blended approach, beginning with an eLearning component that introduces the strengths model, followed by a full day face-to-face workshop that includes interactive discussions and simulation activities. Prior completion of QC23 Forming the Therapeutic Alliance is highly desirable.

Delivery Mode Duration Hours of active learning Category Cost
Blended 1 full day and 1.5 hours eLearning 7:00 Subsidised Fee Schedule.pdf

More information about this course is available in the handout: QC24 Working with Strengths in Recovery - Course handout

This course is designed for Educators delivering SRAM-ED workshops in local HHS services. Participants must be committed to delivering a prescribed number of sessions as determined by local staffing needs and provide documented evidence of these in reports to the primary stakeholder.

An Expression of Interest must be submitted, addressing selection criteria, in order to be considered for this course. Contact sramed@health.qld.gov.au for more information.

Delivery Mode Duration Hours of active learning Category Cost
Blended 1.5 days + 2 hours eLearning 14:00 Subsidised Upon application for non-Queensland Health staff

Note: if you are interested in attending a local SRAM-ED Foundational or Advanced workshop please contact your local educator. Local workshop sessions are not managed by the Learning Centre.

More information about this course is available in the handout: QC25 Suicide Risk Assessment and Management in an Emergency Department Setting (SRAM-ED) - Train-the-trainer - Course handout

This training course focuses on the knowledge and skills required to deliver safe group-based therapeutic interventions. The blended learning course comprises of two components - beginning with an eLearning module (part 1), followed by a full day face-to-face workshop (part 2). The course explores the following key issues around group facilitation in therapeutic contexts: safe group facilitation principles, structure of group sessions, management of group dynamics and process issues, and the role of the facilitator. The workshop focuses on consolidating theory and process through activities and experiential exploration, with a particular focus on the management of group dynamics and facilitation challenges.

Delivery Mode Duration Hours of active learning Category Cost
Blended 1 full day and 1.5 hours eLearning 7:30 Un-subsidised Fee Schedule.pdf

More information about this course is available in the handout: QC27 Group Facilitation in Therapeutic Contexts - Course handout

The Queensland Centre for Mental Health Learning (Learning Centre) has for many years been a key source for suicide risk assessment training across Queensland, more recently being invited by a number of stakeholder groups to tailor the program with a focus on working with Youth. Thus when the major redevelopment of our core QC2 Suicide Risk Assessment course was being scoped, the parameters of the project were widened to allow for the development of QC28 Youth: Engage, Assess, Respond to, and Support Suicidal People (YEARS).

The course will address youth specific developmental and systemic issues.

The blended learning course comprises of two components - beginning with eLearning modules (part 1), followed by a full day face-to-face workshop (part 2).

QC28 YEARS will be suitable for both new clinicians commencing clinical practice and experienced practitioners seeking to update and consolidate their practice framework with contemporary understanding of supporting suicidal people.

Delivery Mode Duration Hours of active learning Category Cost
Blended
1 full day + 2 hours eLearning 8:30 Subsidised Fee Schedule.pdf

More information about this course is available in the handout: QC28 Youth: Engage, Assess, Respond to, and Support Suicidal People - 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

QC30 Violence Risk Assessment and Management is a blended training product. QC30 focuses on supporting clinicians’ working knowledge and application of the Tier 2 component of the Violence risk assessment and management framework – mental health services (the Framework). The three-tiered approach to violence risk assessment and management within the Framework is based on a formalised governance structure which supports clinician assessment and management of violence risk with their consumers.

QC30 has been designed to provide learners with the content and process knowledge they will need to complete Tier 2 violence risk assessment and management planning within the Violence risk assessment and management framework – mental health services.

Delivery Mode Duration Hours of active learning Category Cost
Blended 5.5 hours workshop and 4 hours eLearning 9:30 Subsidised Fee Schedule.pdf

More information about this course is available in the handout: QC30 Violence 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.

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

(Adapted from QC2 Engage, Assess, Respond to, and Support Suicidal People)

Contemporary suicide prevention models will be presented to enhance understanding and responses to suicidal behaviours of individuals across the lifespan.

Session One (4 hours) develop a greater understanding of working with suicidal people and assessing risk and protective factors and implications for care planning.

Session Two (4 hours) develop skills in assessing suicidal intent and prevention-orientated risk summary and managing acute risk.

This course is aimed at both new clinicians and experienced practitioners seeking to update, refresh or consolidate their practice framework with suicidal people.

Delivery Mode Duration Hours of active learning Category Cost
Blended 2 four-hour sessions + 2 hours eLearning 9:30 Subsidised None

More information about the course content including anticipated learning outcomes, can be found in the QC2 course handout: QC2 Engage, Assess, Respond to, and Support Suicidal People - Course handout

(Adapted from QC9 Critical Components of Risk Assessment and Management)

Delivered via online classroom, this two-session course aims to promote evidence-based clinical risk assessment and management practices that improve consistency in the assessment and management of risks in mental health.

Session One (4 hours) provides participants with skills to gather and identify risk factors relevant to an individual, by working through a case example.

Session Two (4 hours) will develop skills in weighing up risk factors, documenting these clearly in a risk summary, and developing individualised plans and interventions to address the risks.

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
Online Classroom
2 four-hour sessions 7:30 Subsidised None

More information about the course content including anticipated learning outcomes, can be found in the QC9 course handout: QC9 Critical Components of Risk Assessment and Management- Course handout

(adapted from QC14 Fundamentals of Assessment, Formulation and Planning)

Delivered via online classroom, this interactive course takes place over 2 two, four-hour sessions (session one and session two) making it accessible for clinicians across Queensland. Learners will connect via a computer/laptop or other device to join the workshop – no travel necessary.

The course aims to provide clinicians with the core knowledge and skills required to undertake a comprehensive assessment with a person accessing mental health and related specialised services. Focusing on the foundations of comprehensive assessment, formulation and planning for mental health, alcohol and other drugs service clinicians, the course is most suitable for clinicians in the early years of clinical practice or those wishing to refresh their skills.

Session one (four hours) utilises a case-based approach which steps participants through identifying and gathering relevant information for each component of the assessment.

Session two (four hours) utilises the case introduced in session one and draws upon learners’ clinical assessment of the case study. Learners are guided through the development and documentation of a clinical formulation and management plan.

Delivery Mode Duration Hours of active learning Category Cost
Online Classroom
2 four-hour sessions 7:30 Subsidised None

More information about the course content including anticipated learning outcomes, can be found in the QC14 course handout: QC14 Fundamentals of Assessment, Formulation and Planning - Course handout

(Adapted from QC28 Youth: Engage, Assess, Respond to, and Support Suicidal People)

Contemporary suicide prevention models will be presented to enhance understanding and responses to suicidal behaviours of children and young people. Participants will be provided with opportunities to consider the specific developmental needs of suicidal children and young people by working through relevant case examples within the sessions.

Session One (4 hours) develop a greater understanding of working with suicidal children and young people and risk and protective factors and implications for care planning.

Session Two (4 hours) develop skills in assessing suicidal intent and prevention-orientated risk summary and managing acute risk.

This course is aimed at both early career and experienced practitioners seeking to update, refresh or consolidate their practice framework for engaging with suicidal children and young people.

Delivery Mode Duration Hours of active learning Category Cost
Blended 2 four-hour sessions + 2 hours eLearning 9:30 Subsidised None

More information about the course content including anticipated learning outcomes, can be found in the QC28 course handout: QC28 Youth: Engage, Assess, Respond to, and Support Suicidal People - Course handout

This 2.5 hour course draws together elements from the former QC13 Capacity Assessment face-to-face workshop and QC40 Capacity Assessment Training and Advance Health Directives.

As well as incorporating recent updates, this course has been developed to provide a short and interactive skills workshop for assessing capacity in adults in mental health. The course will help you to understand:

  • capacity and consent, and the factors that impact on this;
  • how to document capacity; the ‘less restrictive way’ for providing consent to treatment (including use of Advance Health Directives);
  • and legislative frameworks to support capacity decisions and upholding the person’s human rights, particularly the Mental Health Act 2016 and Guardianship and Administration Act 2000.

Video scenarios are used to help you to apply the skills taught.

Delivery Mode Duration Hours of active learning Category Cost
Online Classroom 2.5 hour session 2.30 Subsidised Fee Schedule.pdf

(Adapted from the non-clinical intervention training QC31 Supporting a Suicidal Young Person)

Delivered via online classroom, this interactive course takes place over two, four-hour sessions (part one and part two).

Bridging the gap between clinical (mental health) training and more generalist crisis support training, this course will provide staff with increased confidence, tools and skills to support a suicidal young person.

Note: If you are a child and youth mental health practitioner and require more advanced clinical training, please refer to QC28/QC35 YEARS training.

Delivery Mode Duration Hours of active learning Category Cost
Online Classroom 2 four-hour sessions 7:30 Subsidised Fee Schedule.pdf

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

Suicide Risk Assessment and Management in Emergency Department Settings (SRAM-ED) Foundational training is a blended learning course comprising of two eLearning modules and a face-to-face workshop. This course is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of clinicians’ working in emergency department settings with patients who are at risk of suicide. The two eLearning modules are prerequisites to attending the face-to-face foundational workshop.

If you have not yet enrolled in the face-to-face workshop you will need to register your interest with your local trainer.

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

Suicide Risk Assessment and Management in Emergency Department Settings (SRAM-ED) Foundational + Advanced training is a blended learning course comprising of four eLearning modules and a face-to-face workshop. This course is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of clinicians’ working in emergency department settings with patients who are at risk of suicide. The four eLearning modules are prerequisites to attending the face-to-face workshop.

If you have not yet enrolled in the face-to-face workshop you will need to register your interest with your local trainer.

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

Foundational + Advanced

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.

Gold Coast Suicide Prevention Pathway Training is a blended learning course comprising of four eLearning modules and a full day face-to-face workshop. This course is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of clinicians working in a Gold Coast Mental Health Service to support their work with patients at risk of suicide. This training also supports the implementation of the “Suicide Prevention Pathway”. The four eLearning modules take approximately 30 minutes each to complete and are pre-requisites to attending the face-to-face workshop. This training is a modification of the Suicide Risk Assessment and Management in Emergency Department Settings (SRAM-ED) training. The training in the first 3 modules will make reference to Emergency Departments, however the skills are transferable to all settings. Module 4 specifically addresses the Gold Coast Suicide Prevention Pathway.

Delivery Mode Duration Hours of active learning Cost
Blended 2 hours (eLearning) 2:00 None
Delivery Mode Duration Hours of active learning Cost
Resource 6 hours
6:00 None

This release includes updates to several of the existing CIMHA modules. New features and functionality have been included to ease use and improve functionality. Some of these new features include: Add a Diagnosis, Review a Diagnosis - Confirm existing Diagnosis, Review a Diagnosis - Supersede existing Diagnosis and Updating the Current Diagnosis using Outcomes.

Delivery Mode Duration Hours of active learning Cost
Resource 1 hour
1:00 None
Please note that this resource makes reference to the Mental Health Act 2000. This resource will be updated in due course to align with the Mental Health Act 2016.

The Queensland Centre for Mental Health Learning has been involved in the development of this video Real Lives, Real People, Real Journeys. It showcases consumers, carers and mental health staff sharing their personal stories to promote an understanding of recovery.

Delivery Mode Duration Hours of active learning Cost
Resource 20 minutes
0:20 None

This resource provides an overview of CYMHS philosophy and frameworks and addresses the first phase of Core Competency development in CYMHS in the areas of assessment, formulation and treatment planning. Each unit provides introductory theory via DVD presentations with accompanying PowerPoint notes and additional learning materials, including reflective exercises/clinical activities to consolidate learning.

Delivery Mode Duration Hours of active learning Cost
Resource 2 - 4 hours per unit (6 units)
2 - 4 hours per unit (6 units) None

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

The handbook was developed in 2007, in consultation with consumers, service providers and carers through a partnership with the Mental Health Clinical Collaborative and the Queensland Centre for Mental Health Learning.

The intention in compiling this resource was to provide an educational and personalised document for consumers and clinicians in adult inpatient mental health settings. It takes a recovery approach and contains a range of resource materials, good practice approaches, and worksheets that can be adapted to meet the individual needs of consumers.

This handbook was been designed for consumers to use independently or in collaboration with a health care professional to promote a shared understanding of the consumer's experience. The modular approach of the booklet is designed to allow the individual to move through the information at a pace suited to their own needs as well as provide a resource that extends beyond the inpatient facility.

Delivery Mode Duration Hours of active learning Cost
Resource Self-paced activity Nil None

This online awareness package communicates the key issues addressed in the 2016 Sexual Health and Safety Guidelines for mental health, alcohol and other drug services. It is designed as a tool for Hospital and Health Services to use in the orientation of new staff as well as local training programs, especially those focusing on risk assessment, care planning and physical health.

Delivery Mode Duration Hours of active learning Cost
eLearning Resource 30 minutes 0:30 None

Child Aware Practice

A course developed by Emerging Minds to enhance understanding about the impact of adult problems, including mental illness, AOD and family violence, on children and to support practitioners to think about children early in any contact with a parent. It ensures that families are supported to make and sustain changes so that they can better meet the needs of their children. It is interactive and features high-quality video scenarios that are partnered with a useful workbook. The workbook contains exercises, discussion starters and reflective questions that can be used in individual and group learning.

Delivery Mode Duration For more infomation or to enrol
eLearning 1.5 - 2 hours https://emergingminds.com.au/online-course/child-aware-practice/

Child Aware Supervision

This Emerging Mind’s course provides training for supervisors and team leaders in strategies that promote child and family-sensitive practices in their service. The course is an extension of the 'Child Aware Practice' course.

Delivery Mode Duration For more infomation or to enrol
eLearning 5 - 6 hours https://emergingminds.com.au/online-course/child-aware-supervision/