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Supporting Our Community Wellbeing

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Location: Online

Applications closed

General Enquiries:
Emma Young
Course.Info@utas.edu.au
1300 363 864

Thank you to everyone who applied to study The Wellbeing Toolkit. We had an overwhelming response from the Tasmanian community.

Applications are now closed, but we are intending to offer these courses again in the coming months.


Offered Entirely Online
All modules within The Wellbeing Toolkit are offered online. This means you can complete your modules at your own pace, to suit your lifestyle and commitments.


No costs or tuition fees
Scholarships are available for Tasmanian students. If applicable, you will not incur a tuition fee or debt when completing modules within The Wellbeing Toolkit.


Our study modules

  • Stress, Self-care and Mindfulness
    Explore your psychological wellbeing and develop stress management approaches for everyday life.
  • Financial Planning and Budgeting
    Gain the fundamental skills and knowledge to manage your money more effectively.
  • The Art of Healthy Eating
    Understand your food choices and how they impact your health. Overcome common barriers to healthy eating.
  • Science of Gardening
    Immerse yourself in the science that underpins gardening, and then gain the skills to put that science into practice.
  • Human Behaviour in Extreme Environments
    Learn how people manage distress and enhance resilience in extreme environments such as Antarctica and outer space.
  • History of Public Health: Epidemics and Social Change
    Discover how disease has shaped the evolution of public health and the role that medicine plays in our society.
  • Learning to Learn
    Get equipped with the knowledge, practical skills, tools and techniques to become a better self-learner. Explore topics such as goal setting, motivation and time management.
  • Making Home
    Investigate the home as a space for observation, creativity and connection. Reimagine your interior and outside spaces, comparing your findings with family history, citizen science and creative practice.
  • Arts in Health & Medicine
    Explore various methods in the arts that are used to promote health and wellbeing. Reflect and participate in everything from visual arts and craft, music, writing, and dance, to environmental design and architecture.
  • Supporting Ourselves and Our Communities
    Learn how to support yourself and the community that you live in. Develop skills in self-awareness, emotional intelligence, diversity, empathy and culture.

What you can learn

The skills and techniques you will come away with, depending upon the modules you complete, include:

  • Developing skills in self-awareness and understanding emotional intelligence, diversity, empathy, communication styles and culture
  • Exploring, documenting and re-imagining the interior and outside spaces of your home
  • Financial planning, personal budgeting, investing and protection
  • New approaches to stress management including mindfulness, meditation, positive psychology, exercise and creativity
  • How people cope in extreme environments and circumstances
  • Learning the roles that food, nutrition and healthy eating play in health outcomes
  • Overcoming common barriers to healthy eating, both for yourself and your family
  • Learning how the arts can be used to promote better wellbeing
  • Uncovering the science behind what makes your garden grow
  • Learning practical skills, tools, knowledge and techniques to become a self-directed learner, including goal setting, motivation and time management

FAQs

Who can participate in The Wellbeing Toolkit?

The Wellbeing Toolkit is aimed at assisting Tasmanians as we face the challenges of COVID-19. All Tasmanians are eligible to enrol without costs or tuition fees; this also includes University of Tasmania staff and alumni.

The program is offered fully online, with flexible options to suit your lifestyle and commitments. You will need to have access to a computer and a reliable internet connection.

What are the dates for this unit?

The Wellbeing Toolkit is already running, and applications have now closed. However, we will provide updates as to when the next intake will open.

Are there any pre-requirements for taking The Wellbeing Toolkit?

No, there are no formal requirements for The Wellbeing Toolkit.

What will I be required to do when undertaking The Wellbeing Toolkit?

To complete The Wellbeing Toolkit, you will need to undertake four modules from a larger list, that you can select as you progress through. You don’t need to decide on these straight away but can choose as you go along.

You should expect to spend approximately 10 hours/week undertaking The Wellbeing Toolkit. However, you can certainly do the modules more quickly and spend more time per week. Overall, The Wellbeing Toolkit should take you about 100-120 hours.

On successful completion of The Wellbeing Toolkit you will:

You will come away with a unique set of skills, techniques and strategies that you can apply to both your personal life and career.

I don't own a computer. Can I still take The Wellbeing Toolkit?

You will need to have access to a computer to complete The Wellbeing Toolkit. If you don't have your own computer, perhaps someone in your household has one.

You will also require a reliable internet connection. You should expect to download about 1-2 GB of data each month while studying.

Do I need to be available online at specific times?

You can complete The Wellbeing Toolkit in your own time as all the material is self-paced. If the unit coordinators choose to present some content in the form of a live web conference, it will be recorded and you will be made aware of this.

Are there exams or assignments?

Each of the modules you undertake will have an online quiz composed of multiple-choice questions. At the end of the four modules, you will undertake a written guided reflection exercise about what you have learned by undertaking the modules. There is no exam.

Is there any face-to-face teaching?

No. The Wellbeing Toolkit unit is entirely online.

Who would benefit from The Wellbeing Toolkit?

Anyone who is interested in developing a unique set of skills, techniques and strategies to apply to both their personal life and career.

Why is the University offering The Wellbeing Toolkit at no cost?

From time to time the University of Tasmania offers some study options with concession tuition fees. These are generally online options which help increase community awareness and skills in areas such as healthy living and social engagement.

For many potential students, the cost of university study is a significant barrier; and those who haven’t studied for some time may appreciate the opportunity to develop confidence in their ability to succeed at a university program without the pressure of tuition fees. In addition, we believe that the development of skills in these topics is critical to community advancement and social cohesion – especially in our current environment. These concessions are part of meeting our University’s broader community obligation.

The University may receive funding for Commonwealth Supported Places and will waive any fees relating to student contribution. You will need to meet the eligibility requirements for a Commonwealth Supported Place for your fees to be waived.

What do I need to do to enrol?

Information will be provided when next offering is open.

What will I be enrolled in?

In order to participate in The Wellbeing Toolkit unit, the University will enrol you in a course called the Diploma of General Studies (X1G). This is a general course that provides an introduction to higher education study in a range of disciplines. By completing the online webform (see the ‘Applying and Enrolling’ section) you will be automatically enrolled into that course and The Wellbeing Toolkit unit. There is no formal obligation that you do any further study under that course.

The Wellbeing Toolkit is already running, and applications have now closed. However, we will provide updates as to when the next intake will open.