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Graduate Diploma of Positive Psychology, Graduate Diploma

CQUniversity Australia, Australia . Cricos: 00219C

CQUniversity Australia

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Graduate DiplomaFull-time, Part-time1 - 2 yearfind outfind outAUD 29472 per year

About Graduate Diploma of Positive Psychology, Graduate Diploma - at CQUniversity Australia

Positive psychology is the scientific study of wellbeing and resilience, with a focus on the conditions that enable individuals and communities to thrive. This rapidly growing field has emerged in response to the realisation that wellbeing is not simply the absence of disease, but is related to multiple factors that enable humans to flourish. In this course, you will learn how to design, deliver, and evaluate positive change interventions and programs suitable for individuals, groups, organisations, and communities. The course is relevant for working with adults, teenagers, and children across a range of local and international contexts, with a focus on enhancing wellbeing, capacities, resilience, and strengths.

The curriculum draws on evidence-based theories, models, and best practices from disciplines including positive psychology, coaching psychology, health promotion, positive education, counselling, eco-psychology, and social innovation. The Graduate Diploma has been developed with support from the Wellbeing and Resilience Centre, at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI).

The course is offered on-line, and is available on a full-time or part-time enrolment basis. Please note: a compulsory 5-day Residential School in the course will require attendance, and two units have compulsory after-hours online workshops.

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Entry requirements

Entry requirement:

  • a completed bachelor degree in any discipline from an Australian university or college, or
  • a completed CQUniversity Graduate Certificate of Positive Psychology, or equivalent.

English Requirements:

If you were not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa or United States of America you are required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements set by the University. Applicants are required to provide evidence of completion of:

  • a secondary qualification (Year 11 or 12, or equivalent), or
  • tertiary diploma level qualification, or
  • bachelor level qualification study for a period of at least 2 years fulltime with a minimum overall GPA 4.0 completed within Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, South Africa, Ireland, or United States of America, which will meet the English proficiency.

If you do not satisfy any of the above you will need to undertake an English language proficiency test and achieve the following scores as below.

  • An International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) overall band score of at least 6.0 overall with a minimum 5.5 in each subset; or
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - Requires 550 or better overall & minimum TWE score of 4.5 (Paper Based Test), or 75 or better overall and no score less than 17 (Internet Based Test); or
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) - Requires an overall score of 54 with no sub-score less than 46; or
  • An Occupational English Test with Grades A or B only in each of the four components; or
  • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) - Score of 180 or above; or
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English - Score of 200 or above; or
  • Combined Universities Language Test (CULT) - 70% with no individual component score of less than 15.

English test results remain valid for no more than two years between final examination date and the date of commencement of study, and must appear on a single result certificate.

Each student will be assessed individually.

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