Master of Wellbeing and Positive Mental Health in Education
Promote holistic wellbeing in learners
Do you envision a future where learners feel mentally strong and inspired? You have the power with this degree. Learn how to promote and sustain holistic wellbeing for your students so that they can thrive.
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What you'll learn
On completion of this course you will be able to:
- Critically discuss and evaluate current theory and research in wellbeing and positive mental health educational policies and practices
- Examine recent writing in wellbeing and positive mental health education from an informed critical perspective
- Determine the narrative and professional approach within the traditions that inform contemporary research design
- Transform knowledge gained from reading, discussion and writing in wellbeing and positive mental health education into research practice
- Generate research proposals for the investigation of current educational issues in wellbeing and positive mental health education, while applying research principles and methods
- Support informed construction of educational policy, whether local, national or global in relation to wellbeing and positive mental health education
- Integrate research principles and methods in the evaluation and design, and conduct of research into current educational issues related to wellbeing and positive mental health education
These courses can count towards professional learning.
These courses do not lead to teacher registration in South Australia.
Applicants must normally hold a bachelor degree or equivalent qualification or hold a the Graduate Certificate in Wellbeing and Positive Mental Health in Education or closely related qualification.
English Proficiency Requirements
Flinders University conducts an English Language proficiency check on applications submitted for consideration to its courses.
This will be met in a number of ways, including if the applicants:
- first language is English (i.e. citizenship is held for a country where English is the official language)
- completed secondary schooling in Australia
- completed prior study in English (e.g. a Certificate IV or higher from a recognised Australian training institution)
- completed one semester of full-time equivalent tertiary study at a higher education institution
- completed a recognised Foundation Studies or bridging program
- performance in the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) meets the University's admissions requirements
- registered with an Australian professional registration body relevant to the applicant's proposed course (e.g. applicant holds current registration as a Registered Nurse, General Practitioner, Teacher, Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist, Social Worker and such in Australia)
- achieved a score within an international English language proficiency test such as IELTS, PTE, TOEFL or Cambridge CAE that meets the minimum proficiency for the university
- completed an approved English language course from a registered English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS) Provider
In some instances, applicants may be asked to provide evidence they meet the requirements if the information required is not available in their application.
Credit for previous study or work
Credit transfer may be granted, on application, for prior study completed in a relevant honours, graduate certificate, graduate diploma or master degree; accredited professional development; or relevant work experience. Applications for credit transfer are assessed on a case by case basis according to Flinders University policies. Students must be made an offer for entry into a degree before lodging their completed credit transfer application, along with all necessary documentation for formal assessment.
The mental health and wellbeing of our students, clients, colleagues and communities is cause for growing concern. You have the opportunity to influence the future.
If you’re a teacher, educator, leader or other professional in early years, school, community, workplace higher education or training institutions and settings this dynamic course will equip you to take the lead in promoting and sustaining holistic wellbeing and positive mental health interventions tailored to your particular site context and needs.
Enhance your awareness of a range of frameworks, theories and practices that will assist you to build capacity for wellbeing and positive mental health in educational contexts.
The Masters can be completed fully online, providing you with the flexibility to study at your own pace and in your own time.
As the first university in South Australia to offer postgraduate education in wellbeing, we encourage you to start your journey with us to become a true changemaker in our schools and communities.
Degree structure details
Recommended Study Pattern
In the Master of Wellbeing and Positive Mental Health in Education you will study core topics and you may select from a range of option topics and minor programs of study to shape the degree according to your needs and interests. You will have the opportunity to study topics focused on wellbeing and positive mental health, leadership, mindfulness, trauma sensitive practice, cognitive psychology, resilience and therapeutic interventions for children and young people.
To complete the requirements of the Master of Wellbeing and Positive Mental Health in Education, students complete four core (compulsory) topics, option topics and either one or two minors chosen from various areas including Inclusive Education or Leadership in Education.