Student Wellbeing specialisation

Master of Education

Develop your capacity to create engaging school communities that promote the wellbeing of all students and contribute to their academic and personal success.

Designed to provide a holistic and in-depth understanding of the concept of student wellbeing, this specialisation is ideal for practitioners working in education settings. You will gain the knowledge and skills to respond to student wellbeing issues at the individual, school and system levels, and also undertake a negotiated project in the area of student wellbeing.

Please note: this specialisation is available within the Master of Education, and is not a separate course. The regular Master of Education CRICOS code applies.


Wherever you work in the education sector, this specialisation will prepare you to take a leading role in designing, implementing and evaluating student wellbeing policy, programs and practices.


As well as developing advanced interpersonal helping skills relevant for educational settings, this course will enhance your capacity to:

  • Lead and advocate change for student wellbeing
  • Develop strong school, home and community partnerships
  • Work effectively in groups and teams and promote collaborative and constructive approaches to managing conflict.

Sample course plan (full-time)

Students with 100 points of advanced standing enter in year two.

Year 1

Semester 1

Understanding Education in Context

Local Literacies in Global Contexts

Promoting Positive Learning

Learners and Learning Difficulties

Semester 2

Resilience and Relationships

The Student as Learner

Promoting Positive Behaviour

Teaching for Student Engagement

Year 2

Semester 1

Relationship Skills for Educators 1

Student Wellbeing: Current Approaches

Interpersonal and group Processes

Linking School and Community

Semester 2

Leading Change for Student Wellbeing

Relationship Skills for Educators 2

Research Methods in Education

Education Capstone Research Project

  • Core subject
  • Elective
  • Specialisation core