Postgraduate

Graduate Diploma in Mental Health and Wellbeing in Education

Develop the skills and knowledge to promote positive mental health and emotional wellbeing in schools.

Careers and further study

Take your studies to a new level and discover what career opportunities lie ahead.

Career Pathways

This course is ideal for teachers, school based psychologists, school leaders and those involved in pastoral care in the early childhood, primary and secondary sectors who would like to undertake professional development in child and adolescent mental health and wellbeing.
This course is ideal for teachers, school based psychologists, school leaders and those involved in pastoral care in the early childhood, primary and secondary sectors who would like to undertake professional development in child and adolescent mental health and wellbeing.

Further Study

Upon completing this course, you may like to pursue a Master of Education (Coursework and Dissertation) or Master of Education (Thesis and Coursework) to develop your knowledge further.
Upon completing this course, you may like to pursue a Master of Education (Coursework and Dissertation) or Master of Education (Thesis and Coursework) to develop your knowledge further.

Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this course. For fee type definitions and further assistance, see the Fee Calculator Help page. You can also search our database for scholarships that are relevant to you or this course.

Domestic Fees

Postgraduate – Commonwealth supported students

The Annual Fee is an estimate only based on a standard annual study load of 48 points.


For Commonwealth Supported Places, student contribution amounts are charged by unit. For an accurate fee estimate, go to the Fee Calculator and select “I want to price my units”.

For Full Fee Paying places, students are charged an annual course fee. Visit the Fee Calculator and select your course to see the annual and total course fees.

Course Credit Points
24
Average Annual Fee - 2021
$8,747.06
Typical Fee Range - 2021
$3,950.00 - $14,500.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

If you’re interested in furthering your career by studying this postgraduate degree, find out the admission details below.

Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—
(a) a Bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;
and
(b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 50 per cent;
and
(c) at least two years of professional experience in a relevant occupation.

Ranking and Selection Process

Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on the relevant requirements.

English competency

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.

How to apply

Ready to apply for this postgraduate course? Follow the steps and you’ll be on your way to joining us at UWA.

Course details

This course equips education professionals to address growing concerns about child and adolescent mental health.

About the course

This course is suited to educators and professionals working with children and adolescents in an era of growing concern about mental health and wellbeing. It provides an opportunity for you to develop strategies for implementation with individual children and adolescents and to develop whole school positive wellbeing programs.
Graduate Diploma in Mental Health and Wellbeing in Education

Quick details

Status
  • Available
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Beginning of year only
Weekly contact time
  • Approximately 6 hours per week across the year. Each unit includes four days of intensive face-to-face teaching (usually in school holiday periods).
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 30380
  • This course is not available to international student visa holders
Graduate Diploma in Mental Health and Wellbeing in Education
Status
  • Available
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Beginning of year only
Weekly contact time
  • Approximately 6 hours per week across the year. Each unit includes four days of intensive face-to-face teaching (usually in school holiday periods).
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 30380
  • This course is not available to international student visa holders
Full time/part time duration
  • 1 year part-time
Graduate Diploma in Mental Health and Wellbeing in Education

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
Graduate Diploma in Mental Health and Wellbeing in Education

Course Structure

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.

COURSE COORDINATOR

Professor Stephen Houghton

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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."

COURSE COORDINATOR

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, experience-rich curriculum
  • 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