Mental Health First Aid for Fitness Trainers - PDC54064
This self-paced online 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. 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 1 Fitness Australia CEC on the successful completion of this course. As a micro-credential, this course gives you a certificate of completion and a digital badge to display in your profile or share on social media.
This online micro-credential 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 is a non-creditable micro-credential which is awarded a digital badge and Certificate of Completion which can be shared to your social networks and displayed in your professional portfolio.
The fee for this micro-credential will be $90.
Standard Micro-credential StructureDuration: 4 hours
- Outline the incidence and causes of mental health conditions in Australia
- Describe the appropriate response strategies recommended as a first responder when managing a person in crisis
- Understand methods of managing the person once a crisis has desescalated
- Discuss why professional help is recommended and list referral pathways in Australia.
There are no specific entry requirements, however, students enrolling in this micro-credential are expected to have successfully completed a fitness professional qualification of Certificate IV in Fitness or greater.
Undertaking this micro-credential 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 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours, a non-creditable micro-credential (Digital Badge) and a 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 1 Fitness Australia CEC on the successful completion of this course. On successful completion of the quizzes your Certificate will be available. You will be required to upload that certificate into your CEC diary on your Fitness Australia account and you will be able to select your approved course. This will apply the CECs to your account. A team member from Fitness Australia will review the uploaded certificate as soon as possible to verify that it matches the selected course.