Community Services

Short Course Mental Health First Aid

The Standard Mental Health First Aid course will teach you how to provide initial support to other adults who may be experiencing a mental health problem or mental health crisis until appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves, using a practical, evidence based Action Plan.

This two day course is based on guidelines developed through the expert consensus of people with lived experience of mental health problems and professionals.

Mental health problems covered include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety problems
  • Psychosis
  • Substance use problems

Mental health crises covered include:

  • Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
  • Non-suicidal self-injury
  • Panic attacks
  • Traumatic events
  • Severe psychotic states
  • Severe effects from alcohol or other drug use
  • Aggressive behaviours

NONM0854A Mental Health First Aid for people with Intellectual Disability is relevant for family/carers, friends, support staff and allied health professionals, as it addresses the above with a specific focus on intellectual disability.

We also offer a Mental Health First Aid – Standard Refresher Course  and a Youth Mental Health First Aid Course

Location, dates and times

Please note: courses will run subject to reaching minimum class numbers. 

Clarence Campus, Hobart

Before commencing your enrolment over the phone:

  1. Please read the Privacy Notice and Student Declaration.  
    You will be asked to agree and consent before continuing with your enrolment.
  2. USI –  You will be asked to provide your Unique Student Identifier at the time of enrolment.
    For more information on how to create a USI go to the TasTAFE USI web page.

When attending a campus you must bring your proof of ID with you.  Payment confirms your place in a class.

Clarence Campus – 9am to 4.30pm – Room C2.01

  • 2 & 3 April 2020
  • 9 & 10 July 2020
  • 17 & 18 September 2020
  • 26 & 27 November 2020

Wellington Square, Launceston
Minimum of 10 people required

Evening Classes – 4 evenings – Tuesday – 5.30pm to 8.30pm

  • 28 April 2020, 5, 12 & 19 May 2020
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to express your interest

Day Classes – 2 days – Wednesday – 9.30am to 4pm

  • 17 and 24 June 2020
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to express your interest

Minimum of 10 people required

Devonport Campus – 9.15am to 4.15pm

  • 8 & 9 April 2020
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to express your interest

Burnie Campus – 2 days – 9.15am to 4.15pm

  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to express your interest

Learning Options

This course can be delivered via the following study modes:

On campus
Workplace – North West only

Fees and Payments

2020:  $214  A concession rate is not available for this course.
Programs can be negotiated for single employer groups.

Essential Requirements

Students must be 18 years or older.


Contact us today to find out if this is the right course for you.

Student Support

TasTAFE’s enrolment and orientation process provides information about our resources, services and support. Further details relating to Student Support Services are available at our Student Support Services page.


A Statement of Attendance.

Participants will receive a Mental Health First Aid manual and certificate on successful completion of the two (2) day course.

Attendees who successfully complete the online assessment will also receive a three year accreditation certificate as a Mental Health First Aider through Mental Health First Aid Australia.

The MHFA course is also accredited for 12 CPD points for allied health professions.


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