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Positive Psychology

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6 months
13920 AUD/year
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The Graduate Certificate in Positive Psychology at CQUniversity Australia is designed to equip you to develop and implement positive interventions aimed at improving the mental, emotional and physical health of the population in a variety of contexts. 

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In the  Positive Psychology programme at CQUniversity Australia , you will explore the history, development and practical application of positive psychology for enhancing the wellbeing and resilience of individuals, groups, communities and organisations. 

This, combined with contemporary theory will provide you with an understanding of the multidimensional nature of wellbeing with relation to human flourishing. 

The applied nature of the course will also enhance your career prospects and employability by helping you to use positive psychology principles learnt during the course within existing or future professional settings.

Career Opportunities

It is expected that graduates of this course will have access to a range of career options. Graduates will be equipped to develop and implement positive interventions aimed at improving the mental health of the population in a range of settings including:

  • clinical settings
  • teaching and education
  • coaching and consulting
  • health care settings
  • communities and organisations.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Positive Psychology: Perspectives on Wellbeing
  • Group Facilitation Skills
  • Coaching Individuals for Positive Change
  • Applied Positive Psychology
  • Positive Psychology: Research Methods
  • Inter-disciplinary and Cross-cultural Approaches to Wellbeing

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 6 months
  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




24 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS Code: 00219C

  • a completed bachelor degree in any discipline from an Australian university or college.
  • a secondary qualification (Year 11 or 12, or equivalent), or
  • tertiary diploma level qualification, or
  • bachelor level qualification study for a period of at least 2 years fulltime with a minimum overall GPA 4.0

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13920 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13920 AUD per year and a duration of 6 months.


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Getting a Student Visa

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