Graduate Diploma in Mental Health and Wellbeing in Education

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 explores theory, empirical research and professional practice enabling students to broaden their knowledge and to enhance their skills and dispositions. It provides an opportunity for students to develop strategies and to develop a whole school positive wellbeing program. This course has six months worth of content taught over one year part time.

Course overview

Course title
Graduate Diploma in Mental Health and Wellbeing in Education
Award abbreviation
Grad Dip MHWBE
Course code
30380
Course type
postgraduate diploma
Status
current / 2022
Administered by
Graduate School of Education

Course details

Intake periods
Beginning of year only
Attendance type
part-time only
Credit points required
24
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
Standard course duration
1 year
Time limit
2 years
Delivery mode
multi-mode
Locations offered
UWA (Perth)
Domestic fee type
Commonwealth supported and/or HECS-HELP
Available to international students
No
Course Coordinator(s)
Professor Stephen Houghton
Fees
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Prospective students should see the Future Students website for details on admission requirements, intake periods, fees, availability to international students, careers information etc.

Course structure

Key to availability of units:
NS = non-standard teaching period

All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.

Take all units (24 points):

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
NSEDUC5010Assessing and Interpreting Child and Adolescent Mental Health and Wellbeing
Prerequisites:
EDUC5639 Childhood and Adolescent Developmental Psychopathology
Co-requisites:
nil
Incompatibility:
nil
Intensive teaching
NSEDUC5011Promoting Child and Adolescent Positive Mental Health and Wellbeing
Prerequisites:
EDUC5639 Childhood and Adolescent Developmental Psychopathology and EDUC5010 Assessing and Interpreting Child and Adolescent Mental Health and Wellbeing
Co-requisites:
nil
Incompatibility:
nil
NSEDUC5012Promoting Positive Mental Health and Wellbeing: Translating Theory into Practice
Prerequisites:
EDUC5010 Assessing and Interpreting Child and Adolescent Mental Health and Wellbeing, EDUC5639 Childhood and Adolescent Developmental Psychopathology and EDUC5011 Promoting Child and Adolescent Positive Mental Health and Wellbeing
Co-requisites:
nil
Incompatibility:
nil
NSEDUC5639Childhood and Adolescent Developmental Psychopathology
Prerequisites:
Nil.
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
lectures/seminars: four days intensive teaching

See also the rules for the course and the Student Rules.

Rules

Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures

1.(1) The Student Rules apply to students in this course.

(2) The policy, policy statements and guidance documents and student procedures apply, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.

Academic Conduct Essentials and Communication and Research Skills modules

2.(1) Except as stated in (2), a student who enrols in this course for the first time irrespective of whether they have previously been enrolled in another course of the University, must undertake the Academic Conduct Essentials module (the ACE module).

(2) A student who has previously achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module is not required to repeat the module.

English Language competency requirements

3. To be considered eligible for consideration for admission to this course an applicant must satisfy the University's English language competence requirement as set out in the University Policy on Admission: Coursework.

Admission requirements

4. 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.

Admission ranking and selection

5. Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on the relevant requirements.

Articulations and exit awards

6.(1) The following courses form part of an articulated sequence:

  • 30380 Graduate Diploma in Mental Health and Wellbeing in Education (24 points)
  • 30580 Master of Education (48 points)

(2) Units completed in the Graduate Diploma will only be credited towards a 48 point Masters course if the Graduate Diploma is not conferred.

Course structure

7.(1) The course consists of units to a total value of 24 points.

(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.

Satisfactory progress

8. To make satisfactory progress in a calendar year a student must pass units to a value of at least half the total value of units in which they remain enrolled after the final date for withdrawal without academic penalty.

9. A student who has not achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the Communication and Research Skills module (the CARS module) when their progress status is assessed will not have made satisfactory progress even if they have met the other requirements for satisfactory progress in Rule 8.

Progress status

10.(1) A student who makes satisfactory progress is assigned the status of 'Good Standing'.

(2) Unless the relevant board determines otherwise because of exceptional circumstances—

(a) a student who does not make satisfactory progress for the first time under Rule 8 is assigned a progress status of 'On Probation';

(b) a student who does not make satisfactory progress for the second time under Rule 8 is assigned a progress status of 'Suspended';

(c) a student who does not make satisfactory progress for the third time under Rule 8 is assigned a progress status of 'Excluded.'

11. A student who does not make satisfactory progress in terms of Rule 9 is assigned the progress status of 'On Probation', unless they have been assigned a progress status of 'Suspended' or 'Excluded' for failure to meet other satisfactory progress requirements in Rule 8.

Award with distinction

12. This rule is not applicable to this course.

Deferrals

13. Applicants awarded admission to the course are entitled to a deferral of up to 12 months, as per the University Policy on: Admissions (Coursework).


Additional rules
Credit

14. Units completed in the Graduate Diploma will only be credited towards a 48 point Masters course if the Graduate Diploma is not conferred.