The University of Western Australia (UWA)

Graduate Diploma in Mental Health and Wellbeing in Education

The University of Western Australia (UWA)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00126G

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.For a significant and growing number of children and adolescents, mental health problems result in adverse immediate and longer-term effects on emotion regulation and academic learning. In 2001, the World Health Organisation predicted that childhood and adolescent mental health problems would become one of the leading causes of morbidity, mortality and disability worldwide by 2020. In response, governments worldwide have prioritised developing positive mental wellbeing within their education sectors.This course explores theory, empirical research and professional practice in mental health and wellbeing in education. It is ideal for teachers, school leaders, those involved in pastoral care or those seeking to pursue a role in school based mental health in early childhood, primary and secondary sectors, and will enable you to broaden your knowledge and enhance your skills and dispositions.

Standard entry 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.

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  • Part-time : 1 year

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