Calendar Training converting to Online

Given the current environment, Mental Health Victoria is updating and migrating all of its classroom-based professional development programs to online delivery.  This is so that you can still access training and professional development programs, just in an online environment.

By taking this action, Mental Health Victoria is seeking to assure you and our colleagues, that our highest commitment is to everyone’s health, safety and wellbeing.     

Our workshops will still run on the dates advertised in the professional development calendar, subject to leaner interest; and our successful upgrading of the programs for online delivery.  If we don’t think the course works well for learners online, yet, we won’t deliver the course, until it does!  That’s our commitment to you.

On that note, we would love to hear your thoughts regarding online learning - 5 minute online survey, please.

In the meantime, please continue to register your interest in our workshops so that we can ensure we are providing the best possible range of professional development to you and the broader sector. 

Further correspondence will be emailed to individual registrants to confirm workshop attendance closer to the scheduled date.

Further information can be attained also by emailing us at or by calling 9519 7000 and leaving a message (we’ll call you back).

Mental Health Victoria prioritises its support to the sector, and during the coming days, weeks and months we will share information, resources, and best-practice examples, and of course online professional development opportunities, with you, MHV members, and the broader sector via our regular communication channels.


Mental Health Victoria actively collaborates with our members and key stakeholders to offer training solutions that will prepare staff and leaders to meet future challenges and make the most of future opportunities.

The types of programs that we offer include:

  • VET Accredited Training: Nationally recognised qualifications offered by Wodonga TAFE (RTO 3097) in partnership with Mental Health Victoria  includes the Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work (CHC43515) that has been developed by government and industry bodies, together with employers, to provide training options for a career path in Community Services and Health
  • Specialist Short Course Training: In addition to short courses developed and delivered by the Mental Health Victoria training team, training is offered in partnership with specialist organisations and providers to community managed mental health staff. Through these training programs, the sector gains access to key industry and sector experts. Learn more about our specialist short course training
  • Introductory Mental Health Training: As the peak body representing community managed mental health services in Victoria, Mental Health Victoria is uniquely placed to provide training which increases the understanding, knowledge and awareness of mental health concerns. 
  • Customised Training: Mental Health Victoria can also deliver specialist short course and accredited training programs on-site at your premises or at our offices in Elsternwick. We can design, tailor and implement this training so it meets the needs of your staff, teams and organisation.

For more information on Mental Health Victoria’s training offerings contact the Mental Health Victoria Training Department on 03 9519 7000.

Please also visit our Training Registration page to find out about costs and enrolment.