The course provides theoretical frameworks and practical application of positive psychology in a range of professional and personal contexts. It serves as a complementary wellbeing qualification in many professional contexts.
Please note this course does not qualify you to become a registered psychologist.
Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.
Qualifications & Skills Covered
Diploma of Applied Positive Psychology
First Year Subjects; Principles of Applied Positive Psychology introduces the key principles, theories, frameworks and objectives of positive psychology. Students will apply character strengths measures and practices to help you understand the concepts of a good life, happiness and flourishing. Practices of Applied Positive Psychology examines a range of evidence-based positive psychology measurement tools and practices as well as identifying and critiquing the effectiveness of interventions designed to contribute to wellbeing. Second Year Subjects; Perspectives of Applied Positive Psychology examines the application of positive psychology in a range of contexts. It explores how wellbeing theories and frameworks may be applied within lifespan development, education, organisations and community settings. Possibilities of Applied Positive Psychology examines a range of debates that critique positive psychology research methods, results and practices. You will explore emerging areas of research, discuss possibilities for future wellbeing promotion; and develop understanding of professional and ethical parameters for practitioners.
of TAFE SA graduates find jobs or continue studying.
of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.
* 2017 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings