Mental Health Professional On-line Development for the Australian Mental Health Workforce (MHPOD)

This federally-funded project is being conducted in partnership with Navitas, an award-winning learning design and eLearning development company. The project has taken the National Practice Standards for the Mental Health Workforce and turned them into 90 hours of on-line curriculum for the national mental health workforce. Evidence-based mental health content has been transformed into engaging multimedia through the use of interactive simulations, case studies, animations, audio, video and graphics. A positive evaluation was completed by the Centre for Health Policy, Programs and Economics.

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Professional Certificate in Mental Health Practice

The University of Melbourne is offering a Professional Certificate in Mental Health Practice. This course is designed for health professionals currently working in the field of mental health or those working in organisations where mental health issues are prevalent. This may include those with backgrounds in nursing, social work, occupational therapy and other allied health fields, psychology and psychiatry, as well as general practitioners and those working in the non-government services provided for people with mental health problems, emergency services and other organisations.

Students will complete 13 two-week blocks consisting of MHPOD topics and online learning modules with online discussion within a multi-disciplinary peer group. Students will also develop a Professional Development Portfolio and complete four assessments. Throughout enrolment, it is highly recommended that students continue working in a context in which they can put the learning from the course into practice. Participation is entirely online, with flexible, part-time hours. The next course will commence early in 2017 and finish in December with scheduled breaks between the thirteen evidence-based units. Places in the course are limited.

For enquiries, please contact Psychiatry-PRC@unimelb.edu.au