General Description

To really prepare students for the world ahead, we need to help them develop positivity, resilience and grit. Research tells us these are the key to happy successful lives in which we can manage anything that is thrown at us.


Life can be difficult sometimes – and creating strategies for positivity and resilience is one of the most important things we can do for young people to equip them for the world ahead. This course looks at a number of areas that can contribute to this.


This is for anyone working in the area of student care and wellbeing - wellbeing co-ordinators, year level co-ordinators and pastoral care teachers.

Teaching Standards

1.1.2 Proficient Level - Know students and how they learn - Physical, social and intellectual development and characteristics of students:  Use teaching strategies based on knowledge of students’ physical, social and intellectual development and characteristics to improve student learning,

4.4.2 Proficient Level - Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments - Maintain student safety:  Ensure students’ wellbeing and safety within school by implementing school and/ or system, curriculum and legislative requirements


Are you in NSW? If so, this is relevant for you

This course may contribute towards Elective PD hours. Visit for more details.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Module 1 - Introduction

    • Introduction to Building Student Wellbeing and Resilience

    • Challenges Students Face Today

    • Outlining the Challenges

    • Task: Reflection

  • 2

    Module 2 - Positive Relationships

    • The Crucial Role of Relationships

    • Family Relationships

    • School Friendships

    • Task - Reflection on School Friendships

    • Circle Time

    • Your Relationship to Yourself

    • Service

    • Task - Improving Relationships for your Students

  • 3

    Module 3 - Character Strengths

    • Introduction to Character Strengths

    • VIA Classifications of Character Strengths

    • Working with Students and their Character Strengths

    • Getting Students to Understand their Character Strengths

    • Exploring the Character Strengths

    • Task - Exploring Character Strengths

    • Opportunities to Keep Exploring the Character Strengths

  • 4

    Module 4 - Mindfulness and Stress Management

    • Introduction to Mindfulness and Stress Management

    • Task - Reflection on your Ideas and Experiences

    • The Who and What of Mindfulness

    • Meditation

    • Being 'Present'

    • Using Technology to be Mindful

    • Task - Using Technology

    • Embedding these Practices

    • Other Ways of Dealing with Stress

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  • 5

    Module 5 - Mindset, Grit and Resilience

    • Introduction to Mindset, Grit and Resilience

    • Resilience

    • Mindset

    • Mindset Posters

    • How to be a BETTER Learner

    • How to Learn Faster

    • Grit

    • Nine Activities to Build Grit & Resilience in Children

    • Task - Reflection Activity on Mindset, Grit and Resilience

  • 6

    Module 6 - Embedding

    • Task - Reflection

    • Conclusion - COVID19 Message

  • 7

    Course Feedback

    • Course Feedback

Features of TTA Online PD

  • Availability

    Online courses are available 24/7. Designed to be done in your own time at your own pace.

  • Team Online

    All online courses are available for team purchase. Unlimited teachers from the one Campus for any course for $990 + GST

  • Money back Guarantee

    If you complete less than 25% of an online course and aren't completely satisfied, let us know, and we will cancel your enrolment and provide a full refund.