CQUniversity Australia

Graduate Certificate in Positive Psychology

CQUniversity Australia

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00219C

In this course students will explore the history, development and practical applications of positive psychology for enhancing the wellbeing and resilience of individuals, groups, communities and organisations. This exploration, combined with contemporary theory, will provide students with an understanding of the multidimensional nature of wellbeing with relation to individual and collective flourishing. The course will draw from a range of models including Seligman's (2011) PERMA model: Positive emotion, Engagement, Relationships, Meaning, and Accomplishment, together with other elements of wellbeing such as resilience and optimism, and environmental, physical and ecological considerations. Students will examine and evaluate system and behavioural change drivers and tools used to catalyse, motivate, and sustain positive change. Drawing on evidence-based theories, tools, and approaches, students will research, design and develop positive psychology interventions suitable for a range of settings.


4 units (24 credit points)


  • Positive psychology

Standard entry requirements

Bachelor degree in any discipline from an Australian university or college. English language requirements apply.

Study pathways

Students can continue their studies with the Graduate Diploma of Positive Psychology and the Master of Applied Positive Psychology

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Online Study International: $14,520 No
  • Full-time : 0.5 years
  • Part-time : 1 year

Further information

Some units require students to attend residential school.

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