PSYC20049 - Managing Workplace Mental Health

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit will equip you with strategies, skills and knowledge for promoting mental health in the workplace. On completion of this unit you will be able to implement practical evidence based workplace initiatives designed to enhance individual, team and organisational mental health and performance capabilities. You will have the skills to assist in the development of resilience capabilities in staff, colleagues and/or clients. You will learn how to identify individuals who may not be coping well and how to interact with them to assist. The unit provides you with the opportunity to learn more about your own resilience capabilities in addition to gaining increased capability to intervene early and manage situations where the emotional wellbeing/resilience of others may be becoming compromised. The unit explores topics such as social engagement, problem-solving, signature strengths, emotional self-management, risk assessment and action planning within a work context.


Level Postgraduate
Unit Level 9
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 1
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 - 2020

Term 2 - 2020 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. Case Study 0%
2. Presentation 0%
3. Written Assessment 0%

This is a pass/fail (non-graded) unit. To pass the unit, you must pass all of the individual assessment tasks shown in the table above.

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Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Analyse the interplay between personal and workplace factors in promoting and maintaining psychological health in the workplace
  2. Apply key behavioural, social and cognitive theories to promote and enhance psychological health in the workplace
  3. Conduct assessments to detect resilience resource deficits
  4. Review and assess mechanisms to change counterproductive mental habits
  5. Design and develop an action plan to promote resilience and psychological wellbeing in the workplace.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Case Study
2 - Presentation
3 - Written Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
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
1 - Case Study
2 - Presentation
3 - Written Assessment