Version Effective: 28th of May, 2018
Version Effective: 28th of May, 2018

PDC54064 - Mental Health First Aid for Fitness Trainers

Course Details

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.

The fee for this short course will be $90.00.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements, however, students enrolling in this course should work or study in the health and/or fitness profession.

Course Details

Course Type Short Course (Professional Development)
Student Availability
  • Domestic
Fees For detailed information on Course Fees, visit Short Course Fees
Application Mode
  • Other
How to Apply For direct access to the course, visit https://cpd.cqu.edu.au/
Study Area
  • Health
  • Psychology, Social Work and Community Services
Skill Area
  • Health

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
CRICOS Codes
Not Applicable

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

This course provides Professional Development for health and/or 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 4 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 Structures

Study Mode Definitions

  • Mixed Mode courses are delivered online and require compulsory attendance of site-specific learning activities such as on-campus residential schools and/or workshops.
  • Online courses are delivered using online resources only.
  • On-campus courses are delivered using a combination of face-to-face and video conferencing style teaching at CQUniversity campuses.

*All study modes may include Vocational placement and/or work integrated learning.

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Standard Course Structure

4 hours
  • Mixed Mode
  • Online
No units are associated with this course


Course 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 desescalated
  4. Discuss why professional help is recommended and list referral pathways in Australia.

Assessment

Online Quiz

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