Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.
|Year and Campus:||2016 - Parkville|
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Duration & Credit Points:||25 credit points taken over 6 months part time.|
Associate Professor Lindsay Oades
School of Melbourne Custom Programs
Currently enrolled and future students:
This course is specifically aimed at graduates in the workplace and serves as an introduction to the principles and practices of positive psychology, which is focused on the facilitation of optimal functioning and thriving. Contemporary science-based methods for enhancing the well-being, performance and motivation of staff and clients will be presented for critical discussion.
The course provides a foundation in the science of positive psychology, with examples including health, business and organisational contexts.
The course content includes a range of evidence-based applications to improve positive emotions, engagement, relationships, meaning, and accomplishment for people of all ages, and allows participants to undertake assessments that focus on developing and evaluating an intervention program, particularly in organisational contexts.
Students completing the course should:
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There are two compulsory 12.5cps subjects.
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Study Period Commencement:
1. In order to be considered for entry, applicants must have completed;
2. Meeting these requirements does not guarantee selection.
3. In ranking applications, the Selection Committee will consider:
3. The Selection Committee may seek further information to clarify any aspect of an application in accordance with the Academic Board rules on the use of selection instruments.
4. The minimum English language requirements for this course are Band 6.5.
|Core Participation Requirements:||
Professional Certificate in Positive Psychology welcomes applications from students with disabilities. It is University and degree policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student’s participation in the degree.
For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this course are articulated in the Course Overview, Objectives and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this course are encouraged to discuss this matter with the Student Equity and Disability Support Team: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
Successful completion of this course will assist with entry to the Masters of Positive Psychology, but cannot be included as credit towards that program.
The Professional Certificate will enable graduates to achieve the following University of Melbourne Graduate Attributes:
Graduates should develop the following generic skills:
|Links to further information:||http://www.commercial.unimelb.edu.au/courses|
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