The Master of Education (Wellbeing and Positive Mental Health) is a 72-unit program offered by the College of Education, Psychology and Social Work is available in internal and distance modes.

The Wellbeing and Positive Mental Health specialisation will be identified on the student’s transcript of academic record and on the parchment presented to the student on completion of the course.

Admission requirements

Students are required to complete 72 units for the Master of Education (Wellbeing and Positive Mental Health).

Applicants must normally hold an approved degree or equivalent qualification.

Advanced Entry (1.5 years) applicants who have completed an approved degree or equivalent qualification in education, teaching or a closely related discipline may be eligible to complete a program of 54 units.

The Faculty Board may, under certain circumstances and subject to specific conditions, admit others who can show evidence of fitness for candidature.

Course aims

This specialisation aims to:

  • provide students with the opportunity to examine research principles and methods and to apply those principles and methods in the evaluation and design of research into current educational issues related to wellbeing and positive mental health
  • combine the study of research design and methods, evaluation and assessment with a principal focus on key contemporary educational policy issues
  • enable graduates to use quantitative, qualitative and mixed-method research designs in educational policy research and program evaluation.

Learning outcomes 

It is expected that graduates from this specialisation 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
  • understand the traditions that inform contemporary research design
  • translate knowledge gained from reading, discussion and writing into research practice
  • generate research proposals for the investigation of current educational issues, demonstrating the application of research principles and methods
  • contribute to the informed construction of educational policy, whether local, national or global
  • examine research principles and methods and apply those principles and methods in the evaluation and design, and conduct of research into current educational issues.

Credit

Credit may be granted, on application, for: prior study completed in a relevant Honours, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma or Masters degree; accredited professional development; or relevant work experience.

Program of study