Understanding and maintaining your wellbeing as a teacher

In this course you will learn how to

  • Monitor and constantly improve your wellbeing as a relief teacher
  • Recognise the signs that you are or are not looking after yourself
  • Look after your mind and body in a realistic and achievable way


We all know teaching can be stressful, especially if you are a day to day casual teacher.  How can we be expected to empower and inspire young people when we ourselves are struggling with time, energy and expectations?

More and more research is showing that Positive Psychology can not only build student wellbeing but also teacher wellbeing.

In this program we explore some simple tools that you can begin using straight away using Seligmans PERMA Model and more.

Participants leave with a plan to manage their own wellbeing as well as ideas on how to begin integrating wellbeing in their classroom and across other school programs.

Addressed Standards

Australian Professional Standards for Teachers:  6.3 & 7.2

This course contributes to 2 professional development hours.

Understanding and maintaining your wellbeing as a teacher may be logged as 2 hours of NESA Elective PD. Suggested descriptors: 6.3.2, 7.2.2

4.3 star average rating
(Based off 506 reviews)

“The presenter was very good at explaining concepts. The videos gave great insight and reminders of things that we can change and focus on to improve our wellbeing.” – Teacher in WA

“I am always trying to keep healthy but I still need constant reminders to keep me on target and I felt this course was good for that.” – Teacher in VIC

“The whole course was very beneficial. Doing the strengths towards the end of the course was a great thing to do and also the positive psychology part.”Teacher in NSW

“Great course! Lots of ideas, lots of positive reinforcement that we are not alone and that we all have issues we can overcome” – Teacher in NSW

The Relief Teacher Association offers over 80 hours of online PD to do at your own pace. To access the professional development on offer, simply create a ClassCover profile and upgrade to a Relief Teacher Association membership for only $99 a year. Our courses are recognised Australia wide. Learn more.

ClassCover connects relief teachers with local schools to get booked for relief teaching work or apply for full-time, part-time and contact roles in schools. By creating a ClassCover profile to access our teacher PD, you can choose whether you would like to be found by schools for relief teacher bookings, apply for jobs or simply access our PD on offer only. Learn more.