MHFA Accreditation Refresher Course
Duration: 4 hours
Coordinator: Dr Kate Smith
Presenter: Dr Kate Smith
Staff who attended an initial MHFA course from June 2015 and obtained accreditation through MHFA Australia are required to maintain accreditation every three years.
Once completing the 2 day Mental Health First Aid - WSMHFA, participants can gain a 3 year accreditation as a MHFAider. This accreditation can be extended a further 3 years by competing this 4 hour refresher training around the time of the 3 year anniversary. 6 years after the initial training, participants are required to complete the 2 day Mental Health First Aid - WSMHFA workshop again.
Staff who have not previously undertaken the accreditation process or do not complete the Refresher training within the three month timeframe will need to enrol in the two day Mental Health First Aid - WSMHFA again should they wish to be recognised as accredited MHFAiders.
When attending this course, staff will need to provide the same email address to the instructor that they used to register with MHFA during their previous training. Staff should contact MHFA Australia at email@example.com or on (03) 9079 0200 if they wish to confirm their accreditation status or need to update email contact details prior to attending this course.
Participants will need to bring along their Edition 4 MHFA manual to the training. If participants only have an Edition 3 MHFA manual, an Edition 4 copy will be provided.
Objectives: The refresher course aims to update and build upon skills learned in the initial MHFA course.