PSYC20040 - Wellbeing Initiatives: Local and Global Scales

General Information

Unit Synopsis

In this unit, you will examine and critique wellbeing and resilience initiatives in community, national and global settings. Initiatives will include not-for-profit organisations, social innovation enterprises, local and state government projects, intentional communities and cooperatives, and global wellbeing and resilience movements. You will research and evaluate successful and unsuccessful city/urban, and rural-based initiatives, and apply that knowledge to design a wellbeing initiative for a local application.


Level Postgraduate
Unit Level 8
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 4
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites There are no pre-requisites for the unit.

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2023

Term 2 - 2023 Profile

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Online resource/s 20%
2. Written Assessment 30%
3. Practical Assessment 50%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2022 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 75.00% (`Agree` and `Strongly Agree` responses), based on a 30.77% response rate.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Moodle Have Your Say
Students report that the practical, applied focus of the assessments helped them implement the underpinning theory.
The Unit will continue to use practical, applied assessments.
Action Taken
Practical, applied assessments continued.
Source: Unit Coordinator's observations through the assessments and tutorials
The Unit Coordinator observed that some students struggled with understanding how a systems perspective can be used to improve individual and community wellbeing.
Additional lecture notes and tutorial activities will be provided to students to support their understanding of how a systems perspective can be used with individuals and communities to improve wellbeing.
Action Taken
The Unit Coordinator has added a new lecture overviewing key concepts, as well as new readings and videos on systems perspectives.
Source: SUTE
Students found the customised videoed assessment feedback valuable.
Continue to provide customised videoed assessment feedback.
Action Taken
Source: UC observations
Students may benefit from further support understanding systemic and community-led approaches.
Provide further resources to support student learning in these topics.
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Evaluate local, national and international wellbeing and resilience programs.
  2. Apply evidence-based research, and generic principles of wellbeing and resilience programs, to the design of a small-scale wellbeing project.
  3. Demonstrate communication skills which convey a compelling and persuasive argument for an innovative small-scale wellbeing program.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Online resource/s
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Practical Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Knowledge
2 - Communication
3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4 - Research
5 - Self-management
6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility
7 - Leadership
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Online resource/s
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Practical Assessment