FAQ

What is the MHFA accreditation program?

A Mental Health First Aider (MHFAider) is a person who has completed an MHFA Course delivered by an Accredited MHFA Instructor. As an MHFAider you have the opportunity to complete an online Accreditation Assessment in order to become an Accredited MHFAider for 3 years.

If you pass the assessment, you will be issued a digital PDF Certificate of Accreditation by MHFA Australia. If you do not pass the assessment, you will receive a digital PDF Certificate of Completion. If the latter happens, we then recommend you complete the full MHFA course again in the future and re-attempt the Accreditation Assessment. In this way, we can ensure all MHFAiders have demonstrated their competency before going on to do a shorter Refresher Accreditation Course in 3 years’ time.

What are the benefits for being an accredited MHFAIder?

You can attest to having successfully passed a standardised Accreditation Assessment assessing your mental health first aid knowledge and skills.

You are eligible to be appointed as Mental Health First Aid Officers in the workplace.

You will not need to complete a full MHFA Course again in 3 years' time, rather a shorter Refresher Accreditation MHFA Course.

You will receive automatic reminders in 3 years’ time when you are due to complete a Refresher Accreditation MHFA Course.

You will be able to access MHFAider eNewsletters with resources designed to reinforce your mental health first aid knowledge and skills.

You can access a copy of your online Certificate of Accreditation at any time.

 

Is there a time limit for attending the half day session after doing the eLearning?

Yes, we recommend participants complete the half day face-to-face session no more than 3 months after completing the eLearning.

Will I receive a certificate?

Participants who complete both components of a Blended Course (eLearning and face-to-face) are eligible to complete a standardised online assessment in order to become an Accredited Mental Health First Aider (MHFAider). Accredited MHFAiders receive a digital Certificate of Accreditation that is valid for 3 years. After 3 years you will be notified to complete a refresher course to keep your accreditation. 

For participants who do not wish to attempt the online assessment, a Certificate of Completion will be issued via email.

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