Community Services

Short Course Youth Mental Health First Aid

About 1 in 4 young Australians experience a common mental illness each year. Youth Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training teaches adults practical skills to support adolescents with a mental health problem. It’s a way you can make a real difference to the young people in your community.

Youth MHFA training offers benefits in the following areas:

Knowledge – Improves knowledge of mental illnesses, treatments and first aid actions.

Confidence – Increases confidence in providing first aid.

De-stigmatising – Decreases stigmatising attitudes.

Support – Increases the support provided to others.

The course includes practical skills to help adults:

  • Recognise common mental health problems in young people.
  • Provide initial help using a practical, evidence-based Action Plan.
  • Seek appropriate professional help.
  • Respond in a crisis situation.

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 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
Minimum of 10 people required

  • 12 & 13 March 2020
  • 7 & 8 May 2020
  • 6 & 7 August 2020
  • 15 & 16 October 2020


Devonport Campus – 2 days – 9am to 5pm
Minimum of 10 people required

  • 11 & 12 March 2020
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to express your interest

Burnie Campus – 9am to 5pm
Minimum of 10 people required

  • 28 May & 4 June 2020
  • 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

For further fee and payment information visit our Fees and Payment page.

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.


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.

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


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