Mental health training

We fund several organisations to deliver mental health training on our behalf. Click here to see a list of those organisations.

Mental Health Professional Online Development program

We provide funding for the Mental Health Professional Online Development program, an evidence-based online learning resource for people working in mental health. The program is for nurses, social workers, occupational therapists, psychiatrists and psychologists working in mental health in Australia, particularly those in their first two years of practice in Australian clinical mental health services. It is also expected that general practitioners (GPs), consumer workers, carer workers, Aboriginal health workers, and other allied health workers will also find it useful. The MHPOD Program is seeking to expand the audience to sit within the broader public health and human service system i.e. social services and those professions whose clientele are at risk of developing a mental illness.

Training by the Mental Health Commission

Our Workforce Development Team develops and delivers a range of training focusing on alcohol and other drug-related issues. Training is delivered through face-to-face workshops, videoconferencing and online learning

Our training includes:

  • Keyworker: Alcohol and other drugs skills training for mental health clinicians
  • Working with alcohol and other drug using clients: Skills training for non-government mental health workers
  • Trauma informed care and practice 

Workforce Development resources can be accessed here.

For further information regarding training events provided by Workforce Development, please see our FAQs here.

For enquiries please contact us at or phone (08) 6553 0560.

Training for mental health workers

The calendar below is specifically for mental health workers.

The AODtraining@MHC Calendar of training events can be accessed here.

Other Mental Health Training Opportunities

There are a range of other services that provide mental health training programs to assist service providers in developing their skills and expertise.


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