Certificate

Graduate Certificate in Wellbeing Science

Course overview

  • 6 months full time / 1 year part time
  • On Campus (Parkville) or Online
  • Available to domestic and international students
  • Mid Year Intake - July

Overview

Why study the Graduate Certificate in Wellbeing Science?

The course instills the importance of an evidence-based, multidisciplinary perspective to positive psychology and wellbeing science and its applications personally and professionally across a range of contexts. It incorporates learning approaches that link research and practice, promote deep learning, connection with others, and critical scholarship, providing students with skills to apply their knowledge in the future.

International students are welcome to study this course. However, please note that this course is not available to international students who require a student visa to study in Australia as it does not meet the onshore study requirements and it is not registered with CRICOS.

What will I learn?

The Graduate Certificate in Wellbeing Science explores the science of wellbeing with an evidence-based approach, using science-based methods of building wellbeing in varied contexts. Students gain a scientific understanding of how humans flourish and communities and institutions can be strengthened through a wellbeing science lens. The course will equip students to apply positive psychology and wellbeing science principles in their professional and personal life; valuable transferrable skills and the practical know-how to strategically apply wellbeing science in various settings.

The course provides a rich and solid foundation of the historical developments of the field of Positive Psychology; explores key elements, theories, and perspectives from a range of scholars and practitioners; and introduces innovations within the field along with the frontiers of wellbeing research. Through experiential learning approaches, students explore applications of the positive psychology perspective and wellbeing science with individuals, organisations, and communities.

As part of the learning and assessment processes, students engage in a range of conceptual, applied and research-informed tasks. The program draws on a variety of pedagogical approaches to promote deep learning, connection with others, and critical scholarship, providing students with skills to confidently apply their knowledge in the future.

Alternative pathways

Successful completion of this course will provide credit (advanced standing) towards the Master of Applied Positive Psychology at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education.

An early exit point is available for students who commence the Graduate Certificate, but later decide to not complete the whole course. These students may exit the Graduate Certificate in Wellbeing Science early*, and apply to graduate with one of the following awards:

  • Professional Certificate in Wellbeing Science (PR-WELLSCI)
  • Professional Certificate in Positive Education (PR-POSED)

*Students must satisfy certain requirements for the professional certificates and discontinue their enrolment in the graduate certificate without completing the award to be conferred the exit award.