Graduate Diploma in Applied Positive Psychology & Mindfulness

Start Date

July, Sept, Nov


6 Months Part Time


100% Online (Zoom)


100% Coursework

Positive Psychology Diploma Singapore

Graduate Diploma in Applied Positive Psychology & Mindfulness (E-Learning)

Awarded by Aventis Graduate School


In order to flourish while contributing to the health and well-being of the family, society, and the workplace, positive psychology aims to give people knowledge and appreciation of the values, qualities, and character of people. These include those relevant to the ideas of optimism, joy, compassion, awareness, and motivation.

Future leaders will need to motivate employees in a workplace that is continuously transforming by offering creative, uplifting, and financially viable solutions that combine the best elements of theory and practice. Aventis Singapore’s Graduate Diploma in Applied Positive Psychology and Mindfulness aims to give students the tools they need to apply positive psychology in their personal and professional lives in order to improve their management and leadership abilities. Through this innovative mindfulness diploma programme, students will learn about the benefits of positive psychology and the power of mindfulness in their personal and professional lives.

Career Opportunities

The Care Economy consists of a specialised group of occupations and abilities concerned with educating and caring for both present-day and future populations.

By 2022, the Care Economy will have over 40% of all available positions in developing professions worldwide.

Graduates from this highly collaborative Graduate Diploma programme will be able to seek an enjoyable and rewarding career in these fields.

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Class Profile of 2022

27 to 61 Years (Average)
20 Years Of Working Experience
Professionals from 12 Sectors
59% Female : 41% Male
26% Senior Management
44% Middle Management
30% Professionals and Executives

Why Choose Aventis ?

Access an excellent education that is built on Aventis' 15 years of great global reputation in graduate education. Get your graduate degree from a reputable and trustworthy institution.

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Aventis is one of only 4 Business Schools in Singapore that is a member of the Executive MBA Council, the World’s Leading Body that champions advancement in MBA. Other members include the National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore Management University (SMU), and Nanyang Technological University (NTU)

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Aventis is one of only 8 Business Schools in Singapore that is part of the AACSB International Business Education Alliance. Other members include Singapore University of Social Science (SUSS), National University of Singapore (NUS), and Singapore Management University (SMU)

Programme Structure

The Graduate Diploma in Applied Positive Psychology and Mindfulness in Singapore comprises of 4 modules that strive to help you secure cutting-edge psychology knowledge and useful hands-on counselling skills.

This programme utilises current industry best practices as case studies as well as a benchmark for students. This is a 100% coursework-based programme.

Start Date

July, Sept, Nov


6 Months Part Time


09:00am - 05:00pm

Programme Delivery

Every class will be conducted via face-to-face interaction. Throughout the course, students will be engaged in the learning process through a myriad of activities: group discussions, experiential exercises, the supervised practice of counselling work and supervision, interactive role-plays, and lectures.

All classes will be held on the weekends, as shown below.

9am to 5pm9am to 5pm9am to 5pm9am to 5pm

What Will You Learn?

Positive Psychology

Students will be proficient in understanding the major theoretical constructs and empirical investigations of positive psychology, on top of learning to examine scientific research centered around the nature of psychological well-being, mindfulness, happiness, and compassion. It aims to equip students with practical skills needed to measure and cultivate compassion and happiness in vocational, counseling, and educational settings.

Mindfulness & Mental Wellness (Incorporating MBSR)

Mindfulness in our everyday lives is an ultimate practice and challenge. It represents a way of seeing, being, and tapping into the complete spectrum of humanity. Individuals will be able to be more conscious of their feelings, body sensations, and thoughts in the present moment through the practice of mindfulness.

The Mindfulness & Mental Wellness module embraces the 8-Week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Programme designed in 1979 by Jon Kabat-Zinn. This module comes with the primary objective of equipping students with the attitudinal foundations of mindfulness practice - trust, patience, non-judging, beginner’s mind, acceptance, non-striving, and letting go.

Perspectives in Social Psychology

Social psychology studies how people feel, think, and behave in social situations. The Perspectives in Social Psychology module allows students to examine the connections between the social environment and individual psychology, as students are introduced to the key concepts of social psychological theory. Students will be equipped with a deeper understanding of how individuals influence and are influenced by others around them.

Counselling and Psychotherapy

You will gain familiarity with a good range of counselling and psychotherapy approaches. The primary objective of this module is to keep you acquainted with the key fundamentals of counselling skills—mirroring, reflective listening, empathy, resistance, appropriate interventions, and the use of silence.

Expert Faculty

Meet the expert faculty guiding your success.

Dr Lim Kok Kwang

Doctor of Philosophy

  • Ph.D. (Clinical Psychology) (APA accredited), University of Tennessee at Knoxville, USA
  • Registered Psychologist (Singapore), Singapore Register of Psychologists, Singapore Psychological Society
  • Senior Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Centre for Effective Living, Singapore

Dr Yip Wai Kin

PhD, Psychology - Hong Kong University 

  • More than 10 years of experience in training, counselling and consulting
  • Certified mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) practitioner 
  • Provides mental health and resilience trainings tailored for employees in various corporations

Ms Erin Lee

MSc Studies in Minfulness

  • Founder, Mindfulness Coach at Mindful Moments Singapore
  • Certified MBSR Teacher as acknowledged by the Mindfulness-Based Professional
  • Completed the UCSD School of Medicine’s Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Teacher Training Intensive and Advanced Teacher Training Intensive for MBSR and MBCT Teachers in California

Mr Anil Singh Sona

Masters of Social Sciences (Sociology)

  • Current Course Leader, Course Developer and Academic Coach, Singapore University of Social Sciences
  • Past Assistant Manager, Community Outreach & Engagement National Addictions Management Service (NAMS), Institute of Mental Health (IMH)
  • Associate Faculty and Course Developer with teaching experience of more than 9 years on psychology & criminology

Admission Criteria

In a peer and cohort learning setting, students will be encouraged and are expected to contribute to the class's learning experience. You will be evaluated as a student at Aventis based on your aptitude, potential, experience, and managerial abilities.

At least 21 years old with a Degree in any discipline


Mature Candidates (at least 30 years old) with minimum 8 years of work experience will be assessed through an interview and an admissions test

Degree Awarded

Positive Psychology

Upon completion of the programme, you will be awarded a Graduate Diploma in Applied Positive Psychology & Mindfulness by Aventis Graduate School, which is registered with Skillsfuture Singapore.

Academic Journey

Upon completion of the programme, you can apply for our suite of Masters degree in Counselling, Psychotherapy, Mental Health and Psychology. The programme for our mindfulness diploma also serves as a foundation for further specialisation in more specific fields like sports, clinical, counselling, industrial, and educational psychology.

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Our Graduate Diploma is one of the most affordable in Singapore. Download our brochure for more information about our grants available.

Success Stories

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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
Manager, 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 on 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
Manager, Rotra Chemicals

Pro-bono Counselling Service

As part of the Aventis CARE Programme to promote Mental Wellness and Workplace Counselling Services, we are proud to offer complimentary 5 sessions of pro-bono Counselling and Coaching for all our students, faculty, staff and alumni.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Graduate School?

A graduate school is a school that awards advanced academic degrees with the general requirement that learners must have earned a previous undergraduate or a mature candidate with more than 8 years working experience. Graduate school focus on professional development as compared to traditional school which focus on academic theories and research.

Is Aventis a recognized institute?

Aventis Graduate School is registered with the Committee for Private Education under Skillsfuture Singapore and complies with the Private Education Act. Aventis is also a member of AACSB Business Alliance Group and EMBA Council.

How is Graduate school different from other education?

Compared to other studies, graduate school is a more concentrated course of study with greater expectations for the quality and quantity of your work. Graduate programs also entail a more focused studies in a specific discipline with emphasis on practical experience and case studies.

What is a Graduate Diploma?

A Graduate diploma is an advanced diploma that is usually taken after a bachelor degree. A graduate diploma is typically shorter in duration than a master degree course and should be viewed as an additional specialisation that improves a person’s overall employability. For a graduate diploma qualification to be offered in Singapore, the awarding body must be registered with Skillsfuture Singapore and the Committee for Private Education

What is a Postgraduate Diploma?

Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF)

A postgraduate diploma is considered as a Level 7 academic qualification under the RQF (UK).  Postgraduate qualification are commonly awarded in UK, Canada, India, Australia and New Zealand. Similar to Graduate Diploma, Postgraduate diploma is typically done after a bachelor’s degree course. In some countries, the terms graduate diploma and postgraduate diploma are interchangeable, whereas in others, the postgraduate diploma is a higher qualification.

If I am a self-sponsored candidate, do you have financial plans to help me pay for my education?

Once you’ve decided on a course that you’re interested in, and that you can qualify for based on the entry requirements, we can arrange installment plans or loans through our banking partners to ensure that your dreams and career are never out of reach.

How long will it take to complete my studies?

Course duration depends on your selected area of specialization, typically you can complete your graduate diploma in 6 months and masters in 12 months part-time. please speak with one of our consultants for more detailed information.

Is the Masters Degree Awarded the Same as On Campus?

The Masters degree awarded to you is exactly the same as awarded on campus in UK or USA. You are invited to join the graduation in Singapore or on campus.

Do you offer online programmes?

Yes, to cater to the growing demand of graduate education across the world, most of our courses are delivered via ZOOM Live Stream where you can study anytime anywhere. All classes are also recorded for easy revision.

What is a typical class profile?

A typical cohort comprised of Singaporean, Permanent Residents and foreign expatriates working in Singapore. There is also a growing number of professionals that are not located in Singapore embarking on our graduate programmes due to its flexible online delivery model.

What are the available instalment payment schemes?

At Aventis, we offer flexible and affordable instalment payment scheme for our postgraduate and graduate diploma programmes. You are eligible to pay your fees over 12 months interest free instalments (DBS credit card) or over 3 instalments with ATOME.

Do I need a Bachelor Degree to be admitted?

Whilst a bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional qualification is recommended, candidates above 30 years old with extensive working experience may be consider on a case-to-case basis. Please contact our programme advisors for more information.

Are there any other hidden fees besides the course fees?

The course fee cover Tuition, Academic services, Required readings and teaching materials, E-learning resources, Web-based information services. There is a one-time application fees of S$200 plus GST. All fees are clearly stated and there will not be any additional hidden fees.

Can I Deferred my Studies? Will I Be Penalized?

All our programmes are designed for working professionals. Learners who are unable to commit to the course requirement are advised to defer their studies to a later date. There is no academic penalty imposed on deferment. Please check with the respective programme advisor on the deferment cut-off date of the respective programmes.

Is Attendance Compulsory?

No, there is no minimum attendance requirement. Whilst there is no minimum attendance required for our programmes, students are recommended to attend 75% and above of all classes. Students who are unable to attend classes are strongly advised to watch all recordings before attempting any assessment or coursework.

Can I refer my friends or Colleagues?

Yes, graduate education are dynamic learning experience where you learn from your peers through discussion, reflection and case studies. As a gesture of goodwill, we will extend a referral fee of $400 (Masters Degree) or $200 (Graduate Diploma) for each successful referral. Terms and conditions apply.

Can I Graduate Overseas instead of Singapore?

The Masters degree conferred to you is exactly the same as awarded on campus. You are given a choice to graduate in Singapore or on campus in London or in United states.

How do I get started?

Please click on the Request Information Link below and speak with our programme advisor to get started.

What's Next?

Take the next step towards your academic success. Download our course brochure, Apply Now or Speak to your dedicated programme advisor Mr Robert @ 9003 8974 to learn more!

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