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Frequently Asked Questions2021-09-20T12:30:54+10:00
Am I too old or too young?2021-03-20T12:45:01+11:00

We accept people into the Diploma from 18-118! To date our oldest attendee was 81.

Learning is a life-long journey and therefore our only age requirement is that you meet the minimum age of 18.

Are the assessments hard?2021-06-07T12:27:59+10:00

This sounds unlikely; our students report that completing their assessments is one of the things they enjoyed the most about the course!

The written assessments for the Diploma are generally structured as a demonstration of your understanding of a core concept or idea and a personal reflection. This may take the form of an essay or a learning journal.

Other assessments are based on your participation and engagement during the six days face-to-face.

All assessments are marked on a ‘competent’ or ‘not yet competent’ basis. In the event that your work is marked ‘not yet competent’, we have people who will work with you to help you meet the required standard and, you will have other opportunities to resubmit.

We can be flexible with the way in which the assessments are administered.

Can you go on to do further study?2021-03-20T12:45:01+11:00

Currently, the Diploma of Positive Psychology and Wellbeing is the only course available through the Langley Group Institute. If you would like to go on to do other study with another institution, we recommend speaking directly with them to understand what they will accept for recognition of prior learning.

What we can say is that the Diploma provides you with a strong understanding of positive psychology, wellbeing, emotional intelligence and the neuroscience of these areas, and this will set you in good stead for any further learning you wish to pursue.

Do I need to buy textbooks?2021-03-20T12:45:01+11:00

All resources for the Diploma are included in your course fees. We will provide you with electronic and hard copy resources to support your learning and assessments.

Do you provide discounts/Scholarships?2021-03-20T12:43:04+11:00

At this stage we do not offer scholarship places for the Diploma. As the course is privately run, there is no FEE HELP assistance.

If you would like to have a flexible payment plan created for you we would need to know which course you would like to attend and when you would be able to enrol and pay the deposit. Then we will speak to accounts to find out what is available for you. Please be aware that all payment plans incur a 5% administration fee.

How is payment structured?2021-07-08T11:28:30+10:00

Virtual Live Learning Course fees

The course fee for the 10653NAT Diploma of Positive Psychology and Wellbeing (Live Learning) is AUD$6,500 and is GST exempt. The payment schedule for the Diploma is:
Deposit AUD$1,500 (on registration)
Instalment One: AUD$2,000 (at commencement of live learning webinars)
Instalment Two: AUD$1,500 (at the third month of the live learning webinars)
Instalment Three: AUD$1,500 (at the fourth month of the live learning webinars)

Where an employer or organisation is funding the training, full payment of AUD$6,500 can be made upfront.

Your course fees include all learning resources, an Expert Strengths Profile assessment and one hour debrief, wellbeing inventories, and access to the recorded sessions.

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

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 eight weeks before course commencement. We are unable to confirm a Diploma will go ahead until we have reached minimum numbers, 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.

Face-to-face Immersion Course Fees

The course fee for the Diploma of Positive Psychology and Wellbeing (10653NAT) is AUD$7,500 and is GST exempt.

The payment schedule for the Diploma:
Deposit: AUD$1,500 (on registration)
Instalment One: AUD$2,000 (before starting the face-to-face training)
Instalment Two: AUD$2,000 (within one month after completing the face-to-face training)
Instalment Three: AUD$2,000 (within two months after completing the face-to-face training)

Where an employer or organisation is funding the training, full payment of AUD$7,500 can be made upfront.

Enrolments and bookings:

Enrolments in our courses are accepted all year round, however, our face-to-face immersions prove to be extremely popular, and 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.

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

How is the course structured?2021-07-08T11:40:49+10:00

Courses are flexible to suit your busy life. You can choose to complete the Diploma through an immersion learning model, consisting of six days of face-to-face facilitation. Or you can also complete the Diploma through virtual live learning, through a series of short webinars run over a period of time.

How long is the course?2021-03-20T12:45:01+11:00

The course can be completed in as few as four months or as long as 12 months. Six months is an ideal length of time. Generally, we advise that if you spend 2 hours a week on the online electives and assessments you will complete the course in 12 months, and if you spend 4 hours a week on the work you will complete it in 6 months.

How relevant is this course to positive education?2021-03-20T12:45:01+11:00

The Diploma is a course that brings significant application in the education space. Teachers and others from a school setting make up a large number of our attendees, as the course is very applicable in this space.

When you complete the Diploma, you have the opportunity to complete two online electives – and if you are interested in the education space, the Positive Education module will be of particular interest as a specialisation.

I can only do the 5 days. Is that ok?2021-06-07T12:29:28+10:00

You must complete all six face-to-face days and assessments to receive the qualification. In exceptional or unforeseen circumstances, there is some flexibility, yet this is not recommended.

I’m having trouble with the enrolments page!2021-03-20T12:43:38+11:00

Sometimes the enrolments page for the Diploma can be a little temperamental! If you have any trouble viewing or access the page this can occur because you have looked at the page on other occasions. To fix this you can clear you history and cache. Please be aware that clearing your cache may result in you losing any passwords you have saved to your browser.

The easiest thing to do is enrol on a different computer.

Is government assistance or FEE HELP available in Australia?2021-07-14T12:27:17+10:00

No. As the course is privately run, there is no FEE HELP available. However, you can apply for Skills Checkpoint Funding where if eligible you can receive a contribution of $2000 towards study. To be eligible you must be aged 45-70, employed or recently unemployed (less than 9 months) and not receiving Australian Government employment assistance. Contact us for further information.

Retreat – can I bring my family?2021-03-20T12:46:33+11:00

You can of course bring your family on the retreat and they will have to be booked into the retreat at additional cost. We have had previous applicants do this in the past.

One thing we will add is that you may miss out on the full ‘retreat experience’, whereby you have quiet time outside of the sessions to reflect on the content and assignments, and connect with others in the group. As the days are full and highly engaging, participants often find themselves quite tired at the end of each day, and are grateful for the quiet time in the evenings to rest.

Applicants in the past have expressed that having time away from the responsibilities of family has given them more time to fully absorb and digest the content, get more out of the wonderful retreat experience and return to their families as the best version of themselves.

Please note that we have worked with attendees to extend the discounted rate of the accommodation over the weekend following the Diploma course, in order for family to join them post retreat.

For more information and FAQs download the course guide

What benefits can I expect?2021-07-08T11:28:59+10:00

The Diploma offers a wide range of personal and professional benefits.

The course is extremely practical. It’s our goal at the Langley Group Institute to ensure that everything taught in the Diploma is accompanied by a practical application, tool or strategy that you can use to incorporate positive psychology in all areas of your life. Many of these practical applications are taught during the six days of face-to-face learning, so you will be able to start applying your new skills at work or at home as soon as you have finished that element of the course.

As the Diploma is government accredited you will have a legitimate qualification that you will be able to take into schools and organisations.

What do people do with the Diploma?2021-03-20T12:45:01+11:00

We have students go on to do a wide range of things with the Diploma. We have students go on to create wellbeing, leadership, emotional intelligence programs for their organisations or schools, as well as on a consultancy basis.

We have people use the Diploma to fast track their leadership career by demonstrating their ability to positively lead, support, and get the best from everyone they work with.

We have even had students go on to start their own wellbeing cooking school!

What you do with this course is only limited by your creativity and drive! When paired with your work experience or passion the Diploma can take you anywhere!

What if I’ve never studied (or studied a long time ago)?2021-06-07T12:30:58+10:00

The Diploma has been designed to accommodate people who have never studied through to tertiary qualified bookworms. We will start at the beginning with you and work through to the more in-depth materials. You will be provided with an extensive library so that you can dig down into the data and details if that’s how you like to learn, or you can keep it high-level with the curated content provided for you in your workbook.

When do enrolments close?2021-06-07T12:31:42+10:00

We recommend enrolling at least four weeks before the course begins. You need to have enough time to complete all 10 inventories, the Strengths Profile and complete a Strengths Profile debrief before commencing the course.

Where do you run courses?2021-06-07T12:33:55+10:00

Our usual locations are Byron Bay (Australia) and Christchurch (New Zealand) as well as virtual and on interest.

Who usually attends?2021-03-20T12:45:01+11:00

People who attend the Diploma usually fall into two categories; people who are interested in positive psychology, how our brains work, emotional intelligence and resilience, and people wanting to make a difference in their life and the lives of others.

We get people from all walks of life and industries including; coaches, psychologists, human resource professionals, business leaders, teachers, parents, and people who are interested in transitioning into a new career.

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9 November, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 1 March, 2022 @ 9:00 pm AEDT

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Diploma of Positive Psychology and Wellbeing - Course Guide
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This Handbook contains important information about the RTO and the Diploma.

The Diploma of Positive Psychology and Wellbeing is recognised by the Australian Skills Quality Authority as nationally recognised training. 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.

The post-nominal qualification is Dip Pos Psych.

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