Course Title: Teacher Wellbeing

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Teacher Wellbeing

Credit Points: 12


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Bundoora Campus


360H Education


Sem 2 2016,
Sem 2 2017,
Sem 1 2018

Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Geoff Shacklock

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 7850

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 220.03.14

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Enforced Pre-requisite: This course requires successful completion of TCHE2574 Literacy and Numeracy Test

Course Description

In this course you will explore issues of teacher wellbeing by examining the social, emotional, physical and environmental factors that influence your work as a teacher. The course focuses on identifying and managing work related stresses. You will develop skills for challenging work-place situations such as handling conflict resolution, active listening, difficult questions, bullying and harassment, as well as working with parents and the public. The course will include investigation of legal and ethical considerations, policy implications and professional support related to short and long term wellbeing in your career.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Examine and analyse teacher behaviours using theory-practice understandings of teacher wellbeing
  • Critically analyse aspects of teacher work life and evaluate appropriate strategies and supports for managing work-place stress
  • Apply ethical principles and practical strategies in working with others in challenging work-place situations
  • Discuss and critically evaluate considerations of teacher wellbeing to a range of stakeholders.

You will be assessed on your development of the following program learning outcomes in this course:

  • Determine and apply the specialist knowledge and professional skills required to creatively solve problems, demonstrating expert judgment and ethical responsibility relating to your professional practice 
  • Critically analyse, synthesize and reflect on complex theories and recent developments, both local and international, to extend and challenge knowledge and practice in education 

Overview of Learning Activities

You will be engaged in learning that involves a range of activities both face-to-face and online such as lectures, tutorials, group and class discussion, group activities and individual research

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.

You will be provided with a list of recommended learning resources by your lecturer, including books, journal articles and web resources. You will also be expected to seek further resources relevant to the focus of your own learning.

Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program capabilities.

Assessment may include reports, projects and presentations, individually and in groups. Assessment will cover both theoretical and practical aspects of your learning. You will be able to develop your work in relation to your own specific areas of interest in your professional practice.

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program manager or the Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.

The Student Charter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT University student as well as the responsibilities of the university.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which can be found on the RMIT University website at:;ID=qwxbqbg739rl1