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Last modified: 18 November, 2003

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Short Courses in Adolescent Health and Welfare

Centre for Adolescent Health

Short courses are available for on-campus study

Successful completion of Short course subject can be accredited to the Graduate Certificate/Diploma courses in Adolescent Health and Welfare, through the Melbourne University starting March 2003. Contact: Rachel McIntosh, Postgraduate Liaison Officer, ph: (03) 9345 6673; ; fax: (03) 9345 6273
email: [email protected] or see their web site:

MIM Adolescent Services is a group of experts working at all levels of community; the group provide workshops to help increase knowledge and skills to interact with young people in ways that contribute to healthy youth development. The group also offer training and consultancy services.
Contact Mim Adolescent Services: Improving Pathways for Young People and Their Families
Email: [email protected]
Web site:

The Resourceful Adolescent Program (RAP) develops, evaluates and disseminates school-based programs aimed at building resilience and designed to prevent adolescent depression. RAP consists of the RAP-A program for adolescents and RAP-P for parents. Training events are offered at regular intervals at Griffith University, Mt Gravatt Campus, Brisbane, Australia, at the NSW Institute of Psychiatry in Sydney, Australia and in various locations in Tasmania, and Western Australia.
Further information: Web:

Psychological Assessment of Aboriginal Clients, and Working with Suicidal and Depressed Aboriginal Clients (workshops)

Indigenous Psychological Services (IPS) present combined workshops, which have previously been presented throughout Western Australia with the support of local Indigenous people working in the field of mental health. Due to their success they will be combined and offered throughout Australia. Contact: Indigenous Psychological Services, Training Registration, PO Box 1198 East Victoria Park, WA, 6981. Ph (08) 9362 2036
Fax: (08) 9362 5546
Web site:
Email: [email protected]

Depression in Young People - A Short Course

This a short course that aims to provide clinicians and educators with an accessible and relevant training tool that provides information about depression, its prevention, assessment and treatment. The course concentrates on the area of depression in young people and is designed to update clinicians skills in areas of recognition, diagnosis, assessment and treatment of depression. Students who wish to obtain formal qualifications in the area of mental health in young people are encouraged to undertake the 2-year Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Sciences (Young People?s Mental Health) -- a distance education course also run by the University of Melbourne.(Information from web site:, cited 19 November 2002)

Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre Inc
Education and Training Unit

Turning Point is a registered training organisation integrating education and training with research and specialist clinical service delivery. Services are provided to new professionals, A&D specialists and other professionals and workers in the trade and corporate sector. Opportunities for student placement within the specialist clinic and research unit are available. Phone: (03) 8413 8413 Fax: 03 9416 3420
Web site:

Moreland Hall
Education and Training Unit

In the area of drug and alcohol issues, Moreland Hall's Education and Training Unit has developed and delivered a range of specialised professional development training and can tailor programs to suit specific needs. A free bimonthly seminar series is held on site and open to all health workers.
Phone: (03) 9386 2876
Fax: (03)9383 6705
Email: [email protected]
Web site:

Living Works: suicide intervention course:
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

Living Works ASIST, courses help attendees to learn how to identify and asist someone who is suicidal. Suitable for sports coaches, teachers, ministers, youth workers, health care workers, parents and community members. Contact: Community Network Support Worker
Queensland Government Youth Suicide Prevention Strategy
Northern Downs and Toowoomba Health Service Districts
PMB 2 Dalby Qld 4405
ph: (07) 4669 0501; fax: (07) 4669 0796; email: [email protected]

'Speaking Out' workshops for young refugees

The Ecumenical Migration Centre of the Brotherhood of St Laurence holds workshops for young people or young people from refugee-like backgrounds that help develop skills in speaking out on behalf of yourself and/or your community. The topics addressed include: identifying issues of concern, working as a group, advocacy, leadership, public speaking and using the media.Contact the Ecumenical Migration Centre of the Brotherhood of St Laurence, Melbourne; ph: (03) 9416 0044.

The Blueprint Youth Enterprise and Case Study Project

Blueprint holds workshops which are designed for young people interested in social and/or business enterprise, with examples of local young people who have successfully implemented their ideas, skill building activities and providing them with connections with other young enterprising Australians in their community.

The Blueprint project provides a forum to:

  • recognise and promote enterprising young people in Australian communities
  • develop and enhance enterprise skills and support networks amongst Australian young people to assist them in turning ideas in to actions
  • produce case studies of successful young Australian social, environmental and business entrepreneurs.

    Contact the Communications Officer, International Young Professionals Foundation, web site:

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Information here has been obtained from sources deemed to be reliable. However, before acting on this information, check with the relevant course provider(s) for the current details about their courses. This list may not be exhaustive nd despite our best efforts, may not be current. ACYS is not the provider of any of these courses; in all instances, please contact the relevant course providers for more details.

Course providers: please contribute your course news to this page via an email message. (Note: ACYS reserves the right not to include a course in this section.)

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