Course Summary:

This online Short Course will provide an overview of mental health issues in Australia and outlines the first response when encountering a person with a mental health problem, or experiencing a traumatic event or crisis. The course will outline appropriate strategies for the first responder to use in managing the situation until professional help is available. 

This course can also be undertaken in a face to face workshop for groups of six or more participants by negotiation. 

Learning Outcomes:  

    1. Outline the incidence and causes of mental health conditions in Australia 
    2. Describe the appropriate response strategies recommended as a first responder when managing a person in crisis
    3. Understand methods of managing the person once a crisis has deescalated 
    4. Discuss why professional help is recommended and list referral pathways in Australia.

        Assessment:  Online Quiz

        Fee:  $90

        Duration:  4 hours

        CPD Hours:  4 hours

        Intakes:  Enrolments are taken throughout the year on a continuous basis.

        Study Mode:  Online

        Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations:

        This course provides Professional Development for Health and Fitness Professionals.

        Undertaking this course enables students to meet their Continuing Professional Development obligations and industry update requirements in their profession. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be awarded Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours and a CQUniversity Certificate of Completion.

        If you are a Registered Exercise Professional with Fitness Australia as a Group Exercise/Gym Instructor or greater, you will also be eligible to attain Fitness Australia CECs on the successful completion of this course.

        Course Enquiries:  CPD-Enquiries@cqu.edu.au