Graduate Diploma in Mental Health and Wellbeing in Education
The University of Western Australia (M355), 35 Stirling Highway, Perth, Western Australia 6009
131 UWA (131 892)
(+61 8) 6488 1000
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(a) a Bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;
(b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 50 per cent;
(c) at least two years of professional experience in a relevant occupation.
Ranking and Selection Process
English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.
Minimum overall IELTS score of 6.5, with no band less than 6.0.
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About the course
- Perth (Crawley campus)
- Beginning of year only
- Approximately 6 hours per week across the year. Each unit includes four days of intensive face-to-face teaching (usually in school holiday periods).
- This course is not available to international student visa holders
- January 2024
- Open now for 2024 commencement.
- Wednesday 20 December 2023
Refer to Admissions Requirements for information on eligibility criteria and how to apply.
This course comprises four units, each delivered over four days of intensive study during school holidays, covering the theoretical and practical basis of mental health and emotional wellbeing and practical application.
You'll learn to
- understand factors impacting upon mental health and emotional wellbeing
- understand how mental health and emotional wellbeing impacts academic, social and adaptive functioning
- interpret research findings regarding mental health and emotional wellbeing
- evaluate the evidence base underpinning programs that support positive mental wellbeing
- develop, implement and evaluate mental health and emotional wellbeing programs in educational contexts
Professor Stephen Houghton
Professor Stephen Houghton is a specialist in child psychology and adolescent behaviour.
"Working with adolescents with mental health problems is challenging, but it’s also hugely rewarding. There’s no greater feeling than seeing my work used to help improve someone’s health and wellbeing; being able to make a real difference to real people is such a privilege."
Why study mental health and wellbeing in education at UWA?
- Equip yourself to respond to a growing crisis among school aged children and adolescents and create tangible positive outcomes for schools and the community
- Benefit from an evidence-based, industry-integrated course structure
- Learn from expert researchers in the field
- Have the opportunity to articulate into a Master of Education course with a specialisation in mental health and wellbeing