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Graduate Diploma in Applied Positive Psychology and Mindfulness


Positive Psychology aims to provide you with a comprehensive overview of how you can apply positive psychology coaching at work, bringing together the best of science and practice, highlighting current research, and emphasising the applicability of each element to coaching in a challenging and rapidly evolving work environment.

With international exposure and years of practical experience, let our faculty equip you with the skills to integrate positive psychology to enhance your leadership and management skills. Our workplace is being redefined by a new context. To boost engagement and productivity, leaders of tomorrow need to inspire their team with positive, innovative, and financially sound solutions. In this ground-breaking program, you explore the power of positive psychology on your life and career.

The Graduate Diploma is a practical and stimulating program designed for candidates with little or no knowledge in psychology. psychotherapy and counselling. It provides foundational learning and requires critical analysis and discussion in the concepts and ideas. This program is designed for professionals so that they can have a deeper understanding of psychotherapy and develop practical counselling techniques.

Learn Practical Skills: Using cutting-edge best practices in mindfulness and applied positive psychology to discover how you can handle real challenges in your daily life and inspire your team to achieve outstanding results.

Enhancing your Mental Wellness: Having Less stress, clearer thoughts with mindfulness and leading a purposeful life through positive psychology.

Foster an Environment of Empathy: Nurture a positive, supportive, and inspirational home and work environment to encourage individual and team growth in your team and family.

Coping with Changes: The skills, techniques, and mindset you learn will help you cope and adapt to changes. It will empower you to effect lasting change in your personal and professional life.

Be Ready for Anything: Develop a mindset that allows you to thrive as a leader in a business environment marked by intense pressure, unrelenting change, and escalating competition.

6 Months Part Time
Weekend Classes
100% Coursework

Programme Structure

This programme comprises of 4 modules, which will help you gain cutting edge Social Psychology knowledge and practical hands-on counselling skills using current industry best practices as case studies and benchmark.


This module focuses on development of positive psychology by examining scientific research centered on the nature of happiness and psychological well-being. Topics include the nature and

Mindfulness in everyday life is the ultimate challenge and practice. It is a way of being, of seeing, of tapping into the full range of our humanity. This module incorporate 8-Week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Program developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn in 1979. It aims to equip you with the attitudinal foundations of mindfulness practice include – nonjudging, patience, beginner’s mind, trust, non-striving, acceptance, and letting-go. Through the practice of mindfulness, individuals can become more aware of their thoughts, feelings, and body sensations in the present moment.

This module aims to examines the connections between individual psychology and the social environment and introduces you to key concepts in the application of social psychological theory. Social psychology is the scientific study of the way people think about, feel, and behave in social situations. This module aims to equip you with a deeper understanding of how people influence, and are influenced by, the others around them.

This module will allow you to gain familiarity with a good range of counselling and psychotherapy approaches. This module aims to acquaint you with the key fundamentals of counselling skills which include reflective listening, mirroring, and empathy, use of silence, resistance and appropriate interventions.


This is 100% coursework based programme.

Delivery Structure

All classes are conducted via face to face instructions and interactions. Students are engaged in the learning process through lectures, groups discussions, experiential exercises, interactive role plays, supervised practice of counselling work and supervision. Classes would be held on the weekends as shown below.

9am to
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  • Masters of Social Science in Sociology from National University of Singapore (NUS)
  • Lectured on Core Social Science and Security Studies modules as well as Psychology at the advanced diploma and diploma levels.
  • Was a head tutor, supervised and coordinated tutor and students matters in various MENDAKI centers under the MENDAKI Tuition Scheme (MTS).
  • Managed over 50 tutors and 500 students.
  • Awarded the HSM " Model Employer Award" in the rehabilitation of an ex-offender who was formerly a staff.


  • Philosophy of Doctorate (PhD) (July 2011 – November 2016) Monash University, Australia
  • Engaged (either independently or with my colleagues) in classroom management, counselling at-risk students, moderating, marking and developing curriculum, examination papers, and assignments.
  • Motivate students’ learning through quizzes, lectures, presentation and discussion. Guiding students to work through assignments and theses effectively and efficiently. Inspiring students to work towards their academic goals progressively. Demonstrate respect for students’ feedback from multiple sources


  • Human service professional with extensive non-profit experience and many successes in
    developing, implementing, and supporting program initiatives.
  • Masters of Counselling from Monash University
  • Developed and managed corporate communications plan for the Omron Group in Asia, driving plan
    that involved Asia’s brand advertising campaign, corporate citizenship, internal relations, media
    relations, and corporate website.

  • Senior Psychologist (Clinical), National University
    Polyclinics, Singapore.
  • Board-Approved Supervisor, Psychology Board of Australia
    (Endorsed Area of Practice: Clinical Psychology),
    Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.
  • Completed doctoral internship in clinical psychology accredited by the American Psychological Association from University of Massachusetts at Amherst (Mental Health Division, University Health Services), USA.


This highly interactive program enables individuals to acquire communication techniques, which are useful in daily social context. From social services, human resources, customer service, management, marketing to parenting and personal growth.  After studying this Graduate Diploma, you would be able to have a chance to pursue a rewarding career in Social services and related areas.


Upon successful completion of the programme, you will be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Positive Psychology and Mindfulness by Aventis School of Management.

Admission Criteria

Participants are expected to contribute to the class learning experiences in a cohort and peer learning environment. You will be assessed based on experience, aptitude, potential and managerial skills.

At least 21 years old with a Degree in any discipline

A Diploma in any course (minimum of 5 years relevant work experience).

Mature Candidates (at least 30 years old) with minimum 8 years of working experience.

What Does Our Students Say About Us?

"I thoroughly enjoyed this course and hope to expand my acquired knowledge further into practice. It has been an enriching experience especially for adult learners. The Lecturers’ considerations and efforts shaped and moulded us accordingly. My experience at Aventis has been very beneficial to me. The course was very interesting and the Lecturers were highly professional and qualified. I will definitely introduce this programmes and Aventis to my friends."
Ms. Stansy Stephen
Manger, Allcare Nursing Services
"Your learning will also take place in the company of experienced working professionals, just like yourself who can provide a unique vantage point into the subject at hand. Whether you are seeking to expand your knowledge, to further develop your qualifications or to widen your network, you will find that Aventis offers you an opportunity to do so like no other."
Mr. Cheo Hu Gang
Rotra Chemicals


If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us at 9125 7394.

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