Diploma of Positive Psychology
and Wellbeing

Retreat at Byron Bay

BYRON BAY – Six-day intensive, 14 August to 19 August 2017

Stunning beaches and a breathtaking coastline dotted with lighthouses, bottlenose dolphins, whales and sea turtles. Join us for a refreshing positive psychology retreat in Byron Bay, Australia, and experience the benefits for your own health and wellbeing.

This residential learning retreat gives you the unique opportunity to escape the hustle and bustle of every-day life and study the Diploma of Positive Psychology and Wellbeing (10030NAT) in one of the world’s most beautiful and vibrant holiday destinations. The retreat has been designed with a flexible itinerary to ensure you are able to enjoy the sights and surrounds of Byron Bay while you reflect and learn. You will have opportunities to explore mindfulness activities in nature, book a surfing lesson or have a relaxing massage, and will share your insights at group dinners with your facilitator, Sue Langley, and like-minded peers.

This course has been lovingly crafted to ensure a once in a lifetime learning experience.

A positive, life-changing experience!

Graduates of the Diploma of Positive Psychology and Wellbeing (10030NAT) 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.

Course Details

Course code: 10030NAT

Unique benefits

The Diploma of Positive Psychology and Wellbeing delivers comprehensive, university-level positive psychology content in practical and applied contexts. It is also unique in drawing on the latest research in neuroscience and emotional intelligence.

There are many reasons to enrol in this course:
  • You will participate in powerful personal development activities including wellbeing inventories, strengths assessment and coaching.
  • The course includes robust workplace practice and competency-based assessment.
  • Enrolment is easy and we will support you through the process.
  • Our expert facilitators will inspire you and are highly experienced at applying and practising positive psychology.
  • You can choose a specialisation in your area of expertise.
  • The course is flexible and self-paced and your learning can be completed within a year.
  • You will walk away with practical tools you can apply for immediate results.

Learn more about the course in our short video.

Recognised qualification

The Diploma of Positive Psychology and Wellbeing is the first course of its kind, offering coaches, psychologists, human resource professionals, business leaders, teachers and others comprehensive, credible training in applied positive psychology below post-graduate level.

The course 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.

Tangible outcomes and inspiring learning

The Diploma of Positive Psychology and Wellbeing equips you with the knowledge, skill and competence to apply positive psychology principles to increase individual, business and collective wellbeing. Career prospects will be enhanced in environments where capacity to build resilience, engagement and performance are required.

Candidates will learn to:
  • measure and build individual, workplace and educational flourishing;
  • plan, implement and assess positive psychology interventions and strategies.

A robust assessment process will determine your competency. Assessment tasks include active participation and skill demonstration, a journal of personal and professional learning, project plans, and reports of key readings and learnings.

10030NAT Diploma of Positive Psychology and Wellbeing

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 modules: face to face training
  • Introduction to positive psychology.
  • Positive emotion.
  • Positive engagement.
  • Positive meaning.
  • Positive relationships.
  • Positive goals.
Elective modules: online
  • Positive coaching.
  • Positive leadership.
  • Positive parenting.
  • Positive communities.
  • Positive education.
  • Positive human resource management.

For more information about course content download a course guide.

Expert facilitation and support

The course is developed by Sue Langley, a leading advisor and educator on the practical application of positive psychology. Her team of specialist facilitators, coaches and learning professionals will guide your learning. They live and breathe positive psychology, converting science into everyday language and simple, practical tools you can use every day in your work and life.

Fun, energising, experiential activities and tools bring positive psychology to life and help you immediately grasp and translate your learning into your work and life.

Tailored to suit the special needs and timetabling requirements of busy educators and schools, this course will be spread over four terms, including face-to-face days and webinars, followed by your choice of electives.

Learning consists of:
  • Flexible learning to fit your lifestyle and work commitments; complete within 15 months at your own pace
  • Five face-to-face days, three webinars plus online electives and peer cohort support
  • R2 Strengths Profile and one-on-one coaching debrief session
  • Psychological and wellbeing assessments
  • Robust and engaging assessment tasks, including learning journals, workplace projects, action research and inspiring reading

Course fees

The course fee for the Diploma of Positive Psychology and Wellbeing (10030NAT) is AU$6,900.
If you pay the $1,500 deposit before the end of October, you can take advantage of a reduced rate of $6,500.

Payment schedule for the Diploma:

Deposit of AU$1,500 on registration
Instalment 1 $2,000 (prior to 6 day workshop commencement)
Instalment 2 $2,000 (within one month after workshop completion)
Instalment 3 $1,400 (prior to assessment marking)

This includes all learning resources, wellbeing inventories and a R2 Strengths Expert Profile and one hour debrief.

We are happy to discuss flexible payment options to suit your needs.

There is also an additional accommodation package. Details and prices to be confirmed.

Enrolments are accepted all year round. The course is extremely popular, so we recommend you complete your enrolment as early as possible. To guarantee your place, enrol at least four weeks before course commencement. While courses are rarely cancelled, if minimum numbers have not been reached we will contact you to discuss the various options available to you.

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.


Free Course Guide

Course details, student profiles, frequently asked questions, pricing and more.

Upcoming Dates


Retreat starting 14 August 2017
REGISTER your interest

Modules 1 – 6: 14 August to 19 August
Elective modules: Online
Venue: To be confirmed

Retreat starting 27 March 2017
FULL wait list only

Modules 1 – 6: 27 March to 1 April
Elective modules: Online
Venue: Elements of Byron


What People Say

"The Diploma of Positive Psychology blew my socks off in an amazing way! It offered such richness and quality. I am going to use positive psychology every day!"

− Megan Hingston

"The Diploma of Positive Psychology and Wellbeing provides the evidence and framework for excellent professional development. The skills, strategies, discussion and activities contain all that's needed to enhance you personally. "

− Frances Totney

"This course of study is exceptional, the facilitators inspiring, the experience potentially life-changing. Opportunities such as these are rare and in this case well worth it. Thank you, everything about the Diploma was brilliant."

− Frances Totney

"I came to learn the science and have come away with a far richer experience and one that can only improve my wellbeing and those around me."

− Vanessa Rider

"I'm absolutely speechless as this has been an amazing experience. I cannot express the gratitude I have – thank you for your amazing inspirational work."

− Gil Richardson

"The Diploma was inspirational, educational, enlightening on a very personal level. I have left with a different more positive view of my world. You have changed my mindset forever."

− Celia Venables

"The Diploma of Positive Psychology will educate, inspire and challenge you. Your life will be changed!"

− Irene Fryer

"I have learnt more about myself, for my betterment, during the six-day intensive, workbook and assessment, than I have in 46 years of life. This course has woken me up and helped me realise why I am who I am, where I want to go, what I want to do and why. I see it as a journey to find myself.... that is turning into one heck of an adventure!"

− Michelle McFadyen