Graduate Diploma in Child Psychology & Mental Wellness

Start Date

July, Sept, Nov


6 Months Part Time


100% Online (Zoom)


100% Coursework

Wellness Diploma Aventis

Graduate Diploma in Child Psychology & Mental Wellness (E-Learning)

Awarded by Aventis Graduate School


The Graduate Diploma in Child Psychology and Mental Wellness is a comprehensive programme for mental health in Singapore that allows students to learn via the applications and comprehension of one of the many fields of psychology, often known as child psychology. It addresses how kids develop physically and in terms of their social, mental, and emotional growth. The behaviour and thinking of children – from prenatal development through adolescence – are of utmost importance in child psychology. 

In this wellness diploma programme, students will get the chance to learn more and deep dive into the issues children face with their mental health, as well as to build comprehensive vital knowledge and in-demand skills related to children’s mental health.

Career Progression

The Care Economy consists of a professional group of occupations and competencies involved in educating and caring for present-day and future generations.

Almost 40% of job openings in emerging professions globally will be in the Care Economy by 2022.

After completing this mental wellness diploma course, you can go on to one of our Master’s programmes in psychology, counselling, or psychotherapy. You’re in for rewarding job prospects, such as:

Singapore Mental Wellness Diploma

Aventis partners with ISADD (Intervention Service for Autism and Developmental Delay) to facilitate placement and internship opportunities for students enrolled in Aventis Graduate School's programmes. ISADD is Singapore’s leading early intervention service provider for schools and children with Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) based Early Intervention Programme.

Class Profile of 2023

28 to 48 Years Old (Average)
10 to 22 Years Working Experience
Learners from over 12 Sectors
62% Female : 32% Male
26% Senior Management
44% Middle Management
30% Professionals and Executives

Why Choose Aventis ?

Access a world-class education founded on Aventis' 15 years of extraordinary success in the graduate education market. Get a degree from a graduate programme you can respect and trust.

Child Psychology Diploma

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)

Diploma In Child Psychology Singapore

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 Child Psychology and Mental Wellness in Singapore comprises of 4 practical modules. These courses are designed to provide you with an understanding of addiction and valuable, 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

The classes would be held at 4 weekend blocks of 2 full day classes.

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

What Will You Learn?

Developmental Psychology

Students will have the opportunity to examine developmental psychology throughout their lifespan. In addition to exploring the developmental theory, methodology, and knowledge base along with how they can be used to promote the health and welfare of individuals across various ages, this module introduces students to several significant theories that assist in the understanding, summarizing, and organizing of concepts.

Mindfulness & Mental Wellness

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

Focuses on the development and research in the study of fundamental psychological factors in social processes as well as social interaction.

Child Psychology & Intervention Strategy

Enables students to understand the discipline of child psychology as a general area of study. Additionally, it covers the discipline of child psychology along with various key questions that steer the understanding of childhood.

Expert Faculty

Meet the expert faculty guiding your success.

Dr Christopher Fong

Doctor of Professional Studies - The University of Southern Queensland, Australia

  • Lead Clinical Consultant
  • A prolific faculty member that brings leadership from the concert hall to the boardroom
  • 20 years of in the HR & Psychology field including 12 years of teaching experience
  • Masters Degree in Counseling, The University of Southern Queensland, Australia

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

Ms Jeslyn Lim

Master of Education (Developmental Psychology)

  • Founder and Managing Director of Mind Culture Pte Ltd
  • Co-Founder and Managing Director of Thrive Psychology Clinic Pte Ltd
  • Member of Singapore Psychological Society (SPS)

Ms Erin Lee

Master of Science (Studies in Mindfulness)

  • Founder and Mindfulness Coach at Mindful Moments Singapore
  • Certified MBSR teacher, hypnotherapist and consultant in stress management
  • Associate Lecturer, Republic Polytechnic

Admission Criteria

Participants should contribute to the learning activities in a peer and cohort learning environment. You will be evaluated based on your managerial abilities, potential, aptitude, and experience.

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

Awards and Funding

Mental Wellness Child Psychology Diploma

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

Academic Journey

Upon completion of the programme, you can apply to our suite of Masters degree in Counselling, Psychotherapy, Mental Health and Psychology.

Mental Wellness Diploma SG


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

Success Stories

Mental Wellness Diploma In Singapore
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 program 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.

Are scholarships or study loans available?

Study grants are available for a limited number of students from not-for-profit organizations and government agencies. For more information on study loans that are available, please contact our admission officers to learn more.

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?

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