CQUniversity Australia

Graduate Diploma of Positive Psychology

CQUniversity Australia

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

In this course students will learn how to design, deliver and evaluate positive change interventions and programs suitable for individuals groups, organisations and communities. The Graduate Diploma of Positive Psychology will allow students to work with children, teenagers and adults across a range of local and international contexts, with a focus on enhancing wellbeing, capacities, resilience and strengths. Developed in support from the Wellbeing and Resilience Centre located at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI), the Graduate Diploma of Positive Psychology draws on a variety of evidence-based theories, models and best practice from disciplines including positive psychology, coaching psychology, health promotion, positive education, counselling, eco-psychology and social innovation.


8 units (48 credit points)


  • Positive psychology

Standard entry requirements

  • Bachelor degree in any discipline from an Australian university or college
  • Or a completed CQUniversity Graduate Certificate of Positive Psychology, or equivalent. English language requirements apply.

Study pathways

Exit award: Graduate Certificate in Positive Psychology. Interim award: Graduate Certificate in Positive Psychology. Students can continue their studies with the Master of Applied Positive Psychology.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Online Study International: $29,040 No
  • Full-time : 1 year
  • Part-time : 2 years

Further information

Students are required to attend a 5 day residential school.

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