Feel inspired by Queenstown’s stunning scenery, huge range of activities and renowned warm welcome. Surrounded by mountains and close to the crystal clear Lake Wakatipu, the natural beauty and the unique energy of the region create the perfect backdrop for your health and wellbeing.

This residential learning retreat gives you the unique opportunity to escape the hustle and bustle of every-day life and study 10653NAT the Diploma of Positive Psychology and Wellbeing in one of the world’s most beautiful and vibrant holiday destinations. Immerse yourself in this once in a lifetime learning experience.

A positive, life-changing experience!

Graduates of the Diploma of Positive Psychology and Wellbeing agree that studying this quality course brings unexpected, profound, and life-changing experiences. The Diploma offers a breakthrough opportunity to gain a nationally-recognised qualification in positive psychology. It is designed for busy professionals who want to build expertise as well as for individuals seeking an inspiring new direction in their personal or professional life. The course will enable you to apply positive psychology in your work and in your life, knowing that it is informed by research and best-practice. You will gain the knowledge and skill necessary to increase individual, business and collective wellbeing as well as the practical tools to make a significant and positive difference in people’s lives.

The course delivers comprehensive, university-level content in practical and applied contexts; drawing on the latest research in neuroscience and emotional intelligence.

  • Gain a wide range of positive psychology activities, tools, and strategies you can use immediately to help people flourish
  • Learn the science, theory, and latest research of positive psychology, wellbeing and neuroscience
  • Participate in powerful development activities including wellbeing inventories, strengths assessments and coaching
  • Complete two online electives for your specialisation
  • The course is flexible and has been designed to fit in with your busy schedule
  • You will walk away with practical tools you can apply for immediate results.
  • Our facilitators will inspire you and are highly experienced at applying and practising positive psychology
  • Enrolment is easy and we will support you through the process
The Diploma of Positive Psychology and Wellbeing is recognised by the Australian Skills Quality Authority as nationally recognised training and is approved by the British Psychological Society Learning Centre for the purposes of Continuing Professional Development (CPD). It is also supported by the Canadian and New Zealand Positive Psychology Associations.

A Diploma of Positive Psychology and Wellbeing from the Langley Group Institute will be awarded on successful completion.


Units of Competency

To be awarded the Diploma of Positive Psychology and Wellbeing participants must successfully complete eight units of competency made up of six core units and two electives. A robust self-paced assessment process will determine your competency.

Core Units: face-to-face training

  • PPWRAT001 –  Research and apply theories of positive psychology to establish and develop own level of wellbeing
  • PPWDAI002 – Develop and apply interventions to leverage positive emotions
  • PPWDEI003 – Develop engagement interventions for personal and professional growth
  • PPWDII004 – Develop and implement interventions to increase meaning and fulfilment in a personal and professional setting
  • PPWDII005 – Develop and implement interventions to build positive relationships
  • PPWEMA006 –  Establish and monitor achievement of positive goals for personal and professional growth

Elective Units: face-to-face training

  • PPWAPC007 – Apply positive coaching to increase individual wellbeing
  • PPWIOP008 – Increase organisational performance through application of positive leadership strategies
  • PPWDIP009 – Develop and implement positive parenting interventions
  • PPWDSI010 – Develop strategies for implementation to create positive communities
  • PPWDSI011 – Develop strategies for implementation to create positive education institutions
  • PPWADSI012 – Develop strategies for implementation to increase positive human resource practices

The Format of the Diploma of Positive Psychology and Wellbeing has been designed for the business professional. The course consists of six core modules, a choice of two elective modules and a range of assessment activities. The six core modules run over six full days of face-to-face training. In some locations, the core modules are delivered as a six-day intensive workshop and in other locations are delivered as two blocks of three days across two weeks. The two elective modules are completed online at your own pace.


You have 12 months to complete the course or 24 months if completing the course part-time. Generally, you would need to spend two hours a week on your work to complete the course in 12 months, or four hours a week to complete the course in 6 months. The course can be completed in less than six months. We have support people to guide and support you through your online electives and assessments.


All assessments are based on competency-based training and assessment principles and will result in a ‘Competent’ or “Not yet competent” outcome. Your competency will be determined by observation of simulated and practical activities, structured questioning, class discussion, and written work.

You will have resources available to help you complete written assessments. Please be aware that we are more than happy to be flexible with assessments and will structure assessments around any physical or mental impairments.

Course fees

The course fee for the Diploma of Positive Psychology and Wellbeing (10653NAT) is NZ$7,900 and is GST exempt.

The payment schedule for the Diploma:
Deposit NZ$1,900 (on registration)
Instalment 1 NZ$2,000 (before starting the face-to-face training)
Instalment 2 NZ$2,000 (within one month after completing the face-to-face training)
Instalment 3 NZ$2,000 (within two months after completing the face-to-face training)

Where an employer or organisation is funding the training, full payment of $7,900 can be made upfront.

Your course fees include all learning resources, an Expert Strengths Profile assessment and one hour debrief, wellbeing inventories, and morning and afternoon tea.

Payment plans are available and we are happy to discuss these flexible payment options with you.

Enrolments are accepted all year round, however, our retreats prove to be extremely popular so we recommend you complete your enrolment as early as possible. To guarantee your place, enrol at least eight weeks before course commencement. We are unable to confirm a Diploma will go ahead until we have reached minimum numbers, while we fully expect our courses to run we advise anyone flying interstate or internationally to wait until they have received confirmation before booking flights or accommodation. If minimum numbers have not been reached we will contact you to discuss the various options available to you.

Accommodation Package

There is also an additional accommodation package of NZ$2,900 inc GST which includes:
6-nights accommodation at Millbrook Country Club, all daytime meals, use of Country Club facilities, complimentary Wi-Fi, and all the bells and whistles of this world-class Country Club!

If you would like to upgrade your room, extend your stay or change your room to double occupancy and bring your partner, you can do this directly with the Country Club.

Flights and airport transfers are the responsibility of individual students. Please be mindful to arrive on the day before and to schedule your airport transfer and departing flight in line with the timetable for the final day of the retreat.

It is a requirement that if you register to attend the Retreat Queenstown that you stay at the Country Club, you cannot choose separate accommodation as your experience on the retreat will be impacted.

Please note that missed payments for the course fees or accommodation package will jeopardise your place on the course.

Enrolments and bookings:

Enrolments in our courses are accepted all year round, however, our retreats prove to be extremely popular, and previous retreats have filled six months ahead of time. We recommend you complete your enrolment as early as possible. Once the course is full, a waitlist will be kept in case individuals cancel and places become available. While courses are rarely cancelled, if minimum numbers have not been reached we will contact you to discuss the various options available to you.

For the full refund policy, refer to the student information handbook. You can access this here

Class Timetable*

  • Monday 9:00am – 5:30pm
  • Tuesday 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Wednesday 8:00am – 1:00pm & 4:00pm – 7:00pm
  • Thursday 8:30am – 1:00pm & 3:00pm – 6:00pm + group dinner at 7:00pm
  • Friday 9:00am – 5:30pm
  • Saturday 8:00am – 2:30pm

* Times are subject to change, except the final day, which will allow you to book flights and airport transfers.

More information

For more information and frequently asked questions about the course download the Course Guide.

Additional details can be found in the Student Information Handbook.

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