OLT – Supporting Student Wellbeing and Mental Health

Learning Focus
Disability and Accessibility
Online / Self-paced
Start Date

Available anytime

By clicking ‘enrol’ on this page you will register an Expression of Interest in the next available course, and you will be placed on a waitlist.

Please express an interest in NO MORE THAN TWO OLT courses at a time.

Program Description

This course aims to:

  • Develop knowledge and understanding of mental health difficulties, their potential impact on student outcomes, and provide a range of approaches to support wellbeing and mental health in schools.
  • Explore the concepts of wellbeing and mental health, the main influences on these, and the impact on student outcomes.
  • Learn about the main types of mental health disorder and their incidence, and the relationship between mental health and disability.
  • Consider the possible uses of wellbeing surveys and questionnaires in schools and learn the guidelines for administering them and evaluating the results.
  • Understand the main elements of a supportive school ethos, including staff wellbeing.
  • Explore a range of approaches to support wellbeing and mental health in your school, from whole-school to specific, and know when and where to seek further support.
Program Outcomes

This course explores the kinds of issues that students may face, and looks at different perspectives, possible causes of mental stress and practical approaches that schools can adopt to better identify and support their needs.

On successful completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the main types of mental health disorders and their incidence, and the relationship between mental health and disability
  • Measure student needs and evaluate the success of interventions through the use of wellbeing surveys
  • Outline the national policy, curriculum resources and external agencies that support social and emotional learning
  • Select from approaches that support wellbeing and mental health in school, including trauma informed practice, growth mindset, mindfulness, resilience and strength-based strategies
  • Build supportive learning environments that offer a range of effective teaching strategies and adjustments to improve outcomes for all students
Australian Professional Standards


  • Standard 1 – Know students and how they learn,
  • Standard 3 – Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning,
  • Standard 4 – Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments,
  • Standard 6 – Engage in professional learning,
  • Standard 7 – Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community


  • Leading teaching and learning,
  • Developing self and others,
  • Leading improvement, innovation and change
Location, Date & Time

The program is delivered Online as a self-paced course

Enrolment is open as an Expression of Interest. Successful candidates will be contacted and sent a link to the Online Training Australia course platform.