Blended Mental Health First Aid for Tertiary Students


who is it for?

Designed for TAFE and University students who require increased flexibility, the Blended Mental Health First Aid for Tertiary Students course is a combination of online (eLearning) and face-to-face training. After completing both steps, participants are eligible to complete an online accreditation assessment in order to receive Mental Health First Aider Accreditation valid for 3 years.

What will I learn?

This course teaches tertiary students at TAFEs and Universities how to assist a fellow student who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. However course participants will learn mental health first aid skills that can be applied to help any adult. Course content is tailored to the student setting using case-studies, videos and resources tailored to their learning needs.

How long is it?

E-learning component

Course participants first complete the interactive self-paced eLearning component that presents an overview of mental health problems and mental health crises. This component is self-directed.

Face-to-face component

The face-to-face component is 4 hours long and is designed to be delivered after participants have completed the eLearning component.

In this face-to-face training, the focus is on the revision and application of knowledge and skills learnt in the eLearning component, providing participants with the opportunity to:

  • Examine issues pertinent to mental health problems in the student population in more depth

  • Clarify any points of uncertainty remaining after completion of the eLearning modules

  • Apply the MHFA Action Plan to relevant scenarios

How many people can attend?

We recommend that no more than 15 people attend each course as this allows participants to better engage in the course content and allows us time to respond to questions. If you have more than 15 people who you wish to train we recommend running multiple courses. Because we charge per person rather than per course this won't change the cost and will considerably improve the learning experience

How much will it cost?

$160 per person including both online and face to face components. Course Participants receive a MHFA manual and Accreditation as a Mental Health First Aider lasting 3 years. We require a minimum of 6 participants (or equivalent charge) to train on site.

If you are planning on holding training for a large number of people or on an ongoing basis please talk to us about possible discounts.