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Master of Applied Positive Psychology

The Applied Positive Psychology program from CQUniversity Australia will equip you with the knowledge and skills to generate wellbeing, enable positive change and help individuals, organisations and communities thrive.

Positive Psychology is a rapidly growing field focusing on the scientific study of wellbeing and resilience and is changing the way we live and work. As there is an increased recognition that wellbeing is essential to the workplace as well as in our personal life, professionals who can implement positive change are in high demand.

The Applied Positive Psychology program from CQUniversity Australia is designed to train professionals to enhance and facilitate positive change, wellbeing, and resilience. In this course, you will learn the tools needed to enhance mental, emotional and physical wellbeing in individuals, organisations and communities.

This course incorporates elements from a number of highly relevant fields and contemporary topics including positive psychology, coaching psychology, health promotion, positive education, counselling, asset-based community development, eco-psychology, and social innovation. This will help you graduate with skills and knowledge that can be applied across many occupations and holistic education experience. By completing the Master of Applied Positive Psychology, you will be able to work in a wide variety of occupations and will be well prepared to work with children, teenagers, and adults.

Quick Facts

Duration: 2 years full-time
Intake: March
Tuition Fee: AUD 30 720 per year
Location: Online


The Master of Applied Positive Psychology is designed to provide professionals working in a coaching, training, counselling or managerial roles as well as those with an interest in wellbeing and resilience with the skills required to create positive change. By completing an applied research project in your final year of study, you will also improve your professional research capabilities.

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The recognition of the importance of wellbeing and resilience in everyday life including in education, training and work settings has increased the demand for trained professionals in the field of positive psychology. The Master of Applied Positive Psychology uses evidence based theories and practical elements to assist professionals in facilitating positive change and wellbeing.

Up-to-date and industry relevant

This course has been developed after extensive consultation with industry leaders from the Wellbeing and Resilience Centre, at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI). It also incorporates elements from contemporary fields such as social innovation, health promotion and positive education to provide graduates with a rounded study experience.

Study Your Way

Our courses and units are specifically designed to offer maximum flexibility so you can manage work, family and other commitments while you study. CQUniversity is offering this course by online study, with residential schools for some units. Residential schools are a wonderful opportunity to network with your fellow students and will allow you to participate in practical positive psychology activities.

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