Standard Mental Health First Aid

Course Code 3120NUR001
Locations Warrnambool

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Study Mode On Campus, Short Course
Length Two days
Commencement Follow the book now button for upcoming dates
Timetable Six hours of class each day
Course Overview
Study from home during COVID-19 restrictions

Whilst we pride ourselves on our hands-on training, we have had to adjust most of our courses for study from home and remote learning during the COVID-19 restrictions. This means courses will be delivered using a range of methods including online learning, virtual classrooms, workbooks and direct contact with your teacher.

Given the government restrictions that are now in place to reduce the spread of coronavirus in Australia, we expect this new model of study will continue until the government makes changes to these restrictions.

Introduction

This course teaches you how to provide initial support to those who are developing mental health problems, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem or suffering a mental health crisis.

You will learn about how to help someone who is experiencing problems associated with depression, panic attacks, schizophrenia, substance abuse, psychosis, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, suicidal thoughts and behaviours, traumatic events or self-injury.

What will I Learn?

  • a range of mental health issues
  • recognising signs of mental health problems
  • responding appropriately and effectively
  • where and how to get help
  • how to approach, assess and assist a person in crisis
  • listening, communicating and giving support to those in need
  • how to encourage a person to get appropriate professional help and other support.

Course Requirements
For this course, you will need to:

  • provide photo ID to the trainer on the first day of the course
  • bring a pen and paper
  • wear casual clothing.

Units offered

This short course does not include accredited units and training.

Fees
Course Fees

Here's an outline of fees and costs associated with your course.

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Course Fees $295.00
No concession or government funding applies
How do I pay for the short course?

You can book and pay for your place in a short course online by following the book now button. Alternatively, you can call us on 1300 648 911 or visit your nearest campus for assistance in your booking.

If your course is to be invoiced to a third party, (eg. Work Cover, employer or agency) an Authority to Invoice (ATI) form needs to be completed and signed by the third party. Please contact us via the live chat below, calling 1300 648 911, or email short.courses@swtafe.edu.au to receive the form.

Next Steps
How to book

There are three simple steps when applying for a course with us. 

  1. Book – you can book and pay for your place online via the book now button.  A tax invoice/receipt is automatically emailed to you upon payment.
  2. Confirmation – you will receive an email confirming the date, time and location of the course. 
  3. Attend and complete the short course - 100% attendance of the short course is required. Upon successful completion and within 30 days of the short course, you will be sent a Certificate of Attendance.

If need any assistance with completing your booking, contact our Customer Service team via the live chat below, call 1300 648 911 or visit your nearest campus.

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Student Support

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