|Award title||Graduate Certificate in Wellbeing Science|
|Year & campus||2024 — Parkville|
|Fees information||Subject EFTSL, level, discipline and census date|
|Study level & type||Graduate Coursework|
|Credit points||50 credit points|
|Duration||6 months full-time or 6 months full-time or 12 months part-time or 12 months part-time|
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.
Last updated: 10 November 2023