autumn edition newsletter 2022
It is astounding that we are almost halfway through another year!

June marks many milestones for this education service. These milestones include typically pressured EOFY activities, and wrap-up for the Semester 1 training schedule. Just as significant we look forward to the commencement of the Semester 2 training schedule which is now live and can be viewed via our calendar of events!

Thank you to everyone for your support for the training roll out thus far, and for you valuable expertise and prompt responses in planning the rest of the 2022 training year. We also thank you for your continued patience and understanding as we work our way through emergent issues and disruptions that arise.

The Learning Centre 2021 Annual report was recently shared with HHS Executives across Queensland. Feel free to check out this comprehensive document if you're interested in gaining insight around training activity and achievements.

Quarterly HHS training attendance and assessment outcomes reports for the assessment based courses, have also been distributed to Executive Directors/Operations Directors for each HHS. These reports provide the opportunity to monitor progress and respond to staff training outcomes in a timely manner.

Please read on to find out about important course updates underway and other news.
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Supervision courses update - new eLearning module on its way

As shared in our previous newsletter (March, Autumn Edition), we are looking forward to testing and launching both a new introductory supervision eLearning module, and a condensed 4 hour version of the popular QC8 Best Practice Models of Supervision training toward the end of this year.

Pilot dates will be announced in the next newsletter, however if you are keen to attend you are welcome to send us an email to express interest now.

Applied exploration and practice of the core skills for supervisees will be emphasised in both the eLearning and the workshop. This will include how to build a supervision relationship and supportive agreement, understanding your own needs for communication and feedback within supervision, understanding how to build goals, agendas, and how to use evaluation to support supervision outcomes.

We look forward to sharing more detail in the next Learning Centre Newsletter, and thank you for your support in developing this program.
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QC58 Developing Educators Program - expansion continues

After a successful launch of QC58 Developing Educators Program (DEP) earlier this year, the team have been busy developing more foundational eLearning modules, webinar recordings and handy tools to add to the program suite. The goal is to support novice educators in their upskill to the role and existing educators who wish to refresh and sharpen their knowledge.

So far the development team have provided an eLearning module on how to write learning outcomes that informs training design and content selection, so that you can better articulate what you want your learners to do differently and so changes/skills have a greater chance of transferring to the workplace.

The next eLearning module titled "When is training the right solution?" is about identifying a workplace problem that can be solved with training. This module and a further webinar recording will be added to the QC58 DEP page within the next few weeks.

The Learning Centre have other training products in development right now and will let you know about them later in the year.
Life in Mind
Do you regularly complete MSEs and have completed the Learning Centre's accredited training 10881NAT Course in Observing and Documenting the Mental State Examination?

We are seeking representation from all adult mental health, alcohol and other drugs service areas to provide feedback on the relevance of our accredited training in meeting the needs of the clinical workforce.

This activity is a one in 5 year event and mandated by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA). The Learning Centre fully supports this mandate that ensures our training is contemporary and relevant to clinical practice in the operational environment.

An online (Teams) meeting date has been set for 29 November 2022 (3 hours) to gather this valuable feedback. If you wish to be a part of this feedback opportunity please send your EOI to providing the following details:
  • Your role
  • Your service area
  • Years of clinical experience
  • Approximate number of MSEs you complete per month
  • The date you last completed the accredited course.
From the emails received, we will select a representative from each service area based on responses to the above selection criteria. All EOIs will be replied to in a timely way.

The Learning Centre team gratefully acknowledges your interest in our course and appreciate your willingness and time to provide valuable feedback.
Life in Mind
Community of Practice for Mental Health Educators update

We are thrilled to see the continued success of this endeavour more than one year after it was first launched.

The Community of Practice for Mental Health Educators (those with an education portfolio or education aspect to their role who work in a Mental Health Alcohol and Other Drugs Service) boasts a growing membership and is proving to be a valuable development and networking opportunity.

Our second session for 2022 is booked for 27 June. The dedicated team here at the Learning Centre is looking forward to bringing you a presentation on The Value of Bite Sized Learning hosted by our very own Lisa Claassen (Instructional Designer).

Irene Francisco (Clinical Educator) will lead a discussion on facilitation skills at the September gathering. Join us if you have any questions, are looking for tips, or have some valuable insight to share.

The invitation is open to members who might like to present at the December gathering, alternatively the Learning Centre will host a general discussion. Submissions for subject area Q&A are most welcome.
What's coming next?

In our next edition we are looking forward to announcing:
  • the release of the new introductory supervision eLearning and the pilot date for the new QC8 course,
  • as well as the brand new SRAM-ED program release and updated QC25 course launch dates.

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Queensland Centre for Mental Health Learning, Ellerton Drive, Wacol Qld 4076
West Moreton Hospital and Health Service, RTO code 40745
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