Wellbeing and Resilience

EDU30004 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Online, Wantirna Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • On-campus: 24 hours Face to face Swinburne online - Nil

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning. For Online unit delivery, learning is conducted exclusively online.

2022 teaching periods

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 2

11 Jul 22 - 9 Oct 22

1 Nov 22

Last self enrolment:
24 Jul 22

5 Aug 22

Last withdraw without fail:
26 Aug 22





Aims and objectives

In this unit, pre-service teachers explore theories of social and emotional development that enable children to build a sense of wellbeing and identity, and the capacity to be resilient. This unit provides pre-service teachers with the knowledge and skills required by early childhood professionals to develop positive relationships with children. The pre-service teachers learn about pedagogical practices, and ways of interacting and communicating with young children that support children to develop reciprocal and respectful relationships with adults and other children.

After successfully completing this unit, students will be able to:
1. Summarise the concept of wellbeing, including physical, social, spiritual and emotional aspects.
2. Recognise the impact situational, family, cultural, and environmental aspects have upon children’s wellbeing and resilience.
3. Describe theories of social and emotional development.
4. Demonstrate support strategies to illustrate a positive sense of self, taking into account the impact of social and physical environments.
5. Discuss the importance of supporting children’s emerging autonomy and agency.
6. Develop a variety of effective strategies that contribute to a strong sense of identity and wellbeing.

Courses with unit

BA-EDUEC Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood)
BA-EDUEC2 Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood)
DP-EDU Diploma of Education Studies
AB-EDU Associate Degree of Education