We proud to announce that we are accredited to deliver the ‘Blended Online MHFA Community Course’ course across all of Australia. Mental Health First Aid Company

Upcoming Online Public MHFA Courses: (2 x consecutive Instructor led classes from 10.00am to 12.30pm via Zoom).

  • December 1st and December 2nd – Fully booked
  • December 8th & December 9th – Fully booked
  • January 13th & January 14th 2021 – Fully Booked
  • February 3rd and February 4th 2021 – Taking bookings 

(*please note MHFA are increasing their prices in 2021 – we will advise any new prices as soon as they are confirmed)

Do you have a private group interested in a course? We arrange training for groups of up to 12 online. Please call  us on 07 3355 6688 to discuss potential dates outside of what is listed above.

Scheduling of further classes will follow

In response to Covid-19, Mental Health First Aid is being delivered online in order to ensure we can continue to educate and up-skill people to support their families, colleagues and communities. Our team of Principal Master Trainers are delivering these courses to aspiring Mental Health First Aiders across all of Australia.

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The online program will be delivered in two parts:

Part 1)

The first component is an e-learning component through MHFA and takes around 5- 7 hours to complete.

This e-learning component does not need to be completed in one sitting and you can save your work and come back to it to pace out the learning. This will be uploaded onto the MHFA website for participants by the end of this week and we will contact you with details around how to access it.

Part 2)

Once you have completed the eLearning component and have a certificate of completion you are then required to attend 2 x Instructor led sessions through video-conferencing (Zoom) which will each be 2.5 hours.

You must complete all e-learning and attend both online classes to obtain accreditation.

The full cost of the course is $220 (inc GST) this includes a $55 payment to MHFA to access e-learning. (Please note that MHFA are increasing their prices in 2021 and we will notify all participants in advance).

For more information contact our Principal Master Mental Health First Aid Trainer, Tina Winchester on 07 3355 6699 or fill in the form on this page and we will be in contact with some more information.

No matter where you reside in Australia, the new online Mental Health First Aid Course can now be completed any time from any location with the friendly and experienced team at CDC.

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Online Mental Health First Aid FAQ’s

  • Q) Do I have to undertake the eLearning component myself online first?

    A) Yes – the online eLearning component takes approximately 5-7 hours and must be completed prior to starting one of the two Instructor led sessions.

  • Q) Do I have to complete the 5-7-hour eLearning component in one sitting?

    A) No, you can take your time to complete this and we recommend breaking it up into stages so that you can process and retain the information more easily.

  • Q) Is the eLearning component content the same or similar to the existing face to face standard MHFA Course?

    A) Yes, the content is the same and hasn’t changed, it is just delivered differently via an online portal.

  • Q) Do I have to arrange to pay for the eLearning component myself and how much is it?

    A) Not necessarily. If you book your MHFA course with us here at CDC, we will arrange the initial $55 payment for you and set everything up for you so you are ready to undertake the learning in your own time.

  • Q) How many instructor led sessions are there? How are the delivered and how long do they take?

    A) Once the initial eLearning component is completed, you will need to undertake two separate instructor led sessions which each take 2.5 hours each. Upon enrolment, we will notify you of the available classes and book you into a suitable upcoming date. At CDC, we deliver these instructor led sessions via online Zoom technology.

  • Q) I have never used Zoom before, do I need to install anything or have a special device?

    A) No, we can send you a link which is accessible on a desktop, laptop, tablet or mobile device that does not require a download or installation of software.

    We do recommend using a laptop or tablet so you can see other participants, and MHFA require you to turn on your camera therefore you must join a session on a device where we can see your face.

    At CDC, we offer you the ability to try a Zoom session with us prior to the session starting, so you can make sure your device, camera and microphone are all working accordingly.

  • Q) Are the instructor led sessions interactive and can I ask questions throughout?

    A) Yes, the Instructor led sessions involves a mixture of learning, online discussions, white-board sessions, breakout room conversations and the ability to ask questions of the trainer and each other.

  • Q) How many other participants will there be on the Instructor led sessions?

    A) Mental Health First Aid Australia have indicated that we can run a session with no less than 6 participants and no more than 12 on each course.

  • Q) What are the benefits to undertaking a Mental Health First Aid course online?

    A) There are many, including:

    • The course can now be done in a flexible way that is better suited to your individual needs.
    • In light of the current pandemic, there is no risk of having to be close to a stranger as every part of the course is performed remotely.
    • The new course fee is set at a fixed rate for every course, no matter where you take it throughout Australia.
    • You may join a session with participants from all over Australia.
    • You may even wish to complete the course whilst wearing your pyjamas.
  • Q) Tina is renowned for her “funny” jokes; will we be subject to these in the online sessions?

    A) Unfortunately yes, Tina will also provide jokes throughout the course and we accept no responsibility for how comical they may or may not be.

  • Q) Is the final accreditation the same as the existing 12 hour face to face standard MHFA course?

    A) Yes, the final accreditation and existing content has not changed, only the delivery method.

  • Q) Will I receive an official Mental Health First Aid Manual and how is this arranged?

    A) Yes, your very own official MHFA Manual will be mailed to an address of your choice and our CDC team will arrange everything for you.

  • Q) How can I book in for an upcoming Online MHFA Course?

    A) Please call our team via 07 3355 6688, fill in a contact form or email amy@careerdevelopmentcentre.com.au to learn more.

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Register your interest for online MHFA with our ‘Principal Master Trainer’ Tina Winchester

Listen to our recent Podcast with Tina where she explains everything you need to know about Mental Health First Aid online.

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Mental health crisis situations covered during Online MHFA:

  • Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
  • Traumatic events
  • Severe effects of drug or alcohol use
  • Severe psychotic states
  • Aggressive behaviour
  • Non-suicidal self-injury (sometimes called deliberate self-harm)
  • Panic attacks

Developing mental health problems covered are:

  • Anxiety problems
  • Psychosis
  • Depression
  • Substance use problems
  • And much more