Professional Certificate in Wellbeing Science

The experience


The Parkville campus

The University of Melbourne’s Parkville campus is an exciting place to study. As a student based at Parkville, you will enjoy:

An engaged cohort and professional network

You’ll join the brightest students from across Australia and the world and become part of a dynamic academic community. You will be able to engage closely with academic experts and peers and build a vital professional network.

University support services

We ensure a supportive environment for all students and offer a range of enrichment activities, including a student mentoring program, wellbeing services and academic skills support.

A vibrant campus

Our Parkville campus is a city within a city. With cafes, 12 libraries, gyms, specialty stores, a small supermarket, and even a seasonal farmers market, you’ll never have to leave.

Melbourne city life

The Parkville campus is located just a short walk to the Melbourne CBD, the famous Queen Victoria Market and a host of cafes, restaurants, shops, theatres, galleries and bars.

Who you will learn from

  • Professor Lindsay Oades, Director and Professor at the Centre for Wellbeing Science, The University of Melbourne
  • Lara Mossman, Centre for Wellbeing Science, The University of Melbourne

Indigenous support and knowledge

We welcome and support Indigenous students and offer a range of support services here at the University of Melbourne via Murrup Barak, Melbourne Institute for Indigenous Development.

We are working to empower all teachers to integrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives in their teaching through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Project.

The student-led representative body, the Indigenous Graduate Student Association (IGSA), support graduate coursework and research students, enable collaboration between Indigenous and non-Indigenous students and staff and encourage potential future Indigenous graduate students.


Lindsay Oades

Dr Lindsay G. Oades PhD is an internationally acclaimed wellbeing public policy strategist, researcher and author. As Director and Professor at the Centre for Positive Psychology, at The University of Melbourne (Australia's #1 University), he leads a growing and dynamic team of researchers and educators who promote and investigate how people learn to improve wellbeing, in education, health, organisations and communities. In 2013 he was awarded an Australian Government citation for outstanding contribution to student learning. Lindsay's multidisciplinary background spanning philosophy of science and ethics, clinical, coaching and positive psychology, business and public policy provide insights into the multidisciplinary area of wellbeing. His current work involves understanding, measuring and improving wellbeing literacy- (how we communicate about and for wellbeing) which forms one capability within his new theory Thriveability Theory. He asserts that we should "teach rather than treat" emphasising an approach of learning wellbeing capabilities rather than solely treating/preventing illness.