This summer was a particularly challenging one. Bushfires, record temperatures and then flooding, presented many of us with unprecedented challenges.
With the media presenting constant reminders of the plight at so many locations; our cities and towns, farmlands, the rural countryside and natural environment all in crisis, our thoughts turned to our neighbours both near and far, and your unique circumstances. We hope that you have all come through the recent challenges safely, and are looking forward to the cooler seasonal change as much as we are.
So, what's new at the Learning Centre? We have been working hard to be proactive to the needs of staff and communities launching brand new and updated courses, as well as planning our next course reviews. Developments never stop here, as we wrap up one project we commence another, with others at various stages of production.
Other improvements have progressed, such as online assessments which have been tested and launched. This advancement will mean that learners will have more time to cover course content at training days, further maximising the learning opportunities and improving the overall experience at training.
Read more below...
QC14 Fundamentals of Assessment, Formulation and Planning - new course launch!
The new QC14 course has now been launched, with sessions scheduled in various locations across the state.
Superceding the long standing two day version, QC14 has been condensed into a comprehensive one day delivery that is further enhanced by optional online resources, which may be accessed before or after attending the course.
Utilising a case study, the course steps participants through a process of identifying and gathering relevant information for each component of a clinical assessment. Participants will then be guided through the development and documentation of a clinical formulation.
To view the calendar of dates and locations visit www.qcmhl.qld.edu.au, login and navigate to the QC14 course page.
Note: For those who have completed the old QC14 Mental Health Assessment in the past two years, your downloadable certificates will remain available until 30 June 2020. After this date, it would be recommended to enrol and participate in the new course, to ensure your skills are up to date.
The guideline emphasises flexibility in transition; timely, planned and coordinated transition; accountability for transition; training and support for the transition process; and engaging consumers and carers in the transition process.
Need professional development points?
Paper based assessments for our assessable courses are becoming a thing of the past.
QC9 Critical Components of Risk Assessment has already taken the step and QC14 Fundamentals of Assessment, Formulation and Planning is currently transitioning. Our Accredited course 10120NAT Course in Observing and Documenting a Mental State Examination will follow later in the year after undergoing a comprehensive course review.
Previously, the delivery of content for these courses ended earlier in the day to allow learners time to sit their assessment. Now, the delivery of important content continues right through to the end of the training day.
Learners will have two weeks post training to complete their assessment online, providing flexibility around where and when it is done.
We recommend making the time to complete your assessment as early as possible while the content is still fresh in your mind.
As an added incentive for those completing the assessment, an additional hour of active learning time can be claimed!
For those attending the course but not completing the assessment, you will have access to your Certificate of Attendance with 7 hours active learning immediately after completion of the training. For those completing the assessment and achieving a passing grade, after marking is finalised you will be able to access the Certificate of Achievement including the additional hour, taking your hours of active learning to 8!
Thank you to all the applicants, participants and panel of the 2020 Mental Health Scholarships award scheme.
Scholarships were approved for 50 Nursing applicants and 23 Allied Health applicants.
Note: understanding how the learning applies to your role and scope of practice is imperative.
If you are unsure on your enrolment in a training session, chances are you may not be. There are a couple of things you can do to check:
plan your attendance well in advance - check availability in the session and any pre-learning requirements that need to be completed, get your name on the enrolment list early
don't rely on 'someone else enrolled me', only you can complete your own enrolment in training
successful enrolments generate an immediate, automatic 'acknowledgement' email - check your junk email folder if it hasn't appeared - you can print this email as a reminder
'Confirmation of enrolment' emails are distributed approximately 1 week prior to each event
visit www.qcmhl.qld.edu.au login and check My bookings under the My courses tab to check your enrolments - if an enrolment doesn't appear here, you are not confirmed
a reminder text message is sent 24 hours prior to the session, however if you haven't checked your enrolment prior to this time, you may have left it too late!
Why do you need to be enrolled?
Learning Centre training is resourced based on the number of participants enrolled and have strict capacity numbers depending on the course. In addition, there are compliance requirements as a Registered Training Organisation, and public liability considerations to take into account.
Important pre-course checks and mandatory pre-learning are also a requirement for many of our courses. If these are not done, an enrolment cannot be completed and attendance is not possible.
If you want to attend a course, get in early and secure your place. Complete any eLearning early so your enrolment can be guaranteed.
Note: Please ensure that ALL details in your profile are up to date, including workplace and HHS. Providing a current email address and mobile phone number will ensure you can receive all your notifications.
Queensland Centre for Mental Health Learning, Ellerton Drive, Wacol Qld 4076 West Moreton Hospital and Health Service, RTO code 40745 (07) 3271 8837 www.qcmhl.qld.edu.au ABN: 64 468 984 022