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Stress and Coping

5 credits

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Full course description

How can we learn to cope with stress?

Stress is a fact of our modern lives but there are powerful ways to manage it through emotional, cognitive and physiological responses.

This course offers insights into how the success of different interventions for stress management and adaptation can be affected by how individuals perceive them – whether as a stimulus, a physiological response or a transaction.

You will have the chance to reflect on different stress theories and learn distinct and effective approaches to understanding and coping with stress.

Who is this credential for?


This credential is particularly suitable for:

  • Health professionals working in nursing, occupational therapy, social work, speech pathology, physiotherapy, sexology, psychology, health promotion, dietetics or public health
  • University students and graduates who wish to learn more about fundamental aspects of psychology in the work
  • Team leaders, supervisors and managers who seek to improve the team dynamic in workplace
  • Businesses aim to provide a professional development for employees


What you will learn


By completing this credential you will learn to:

  • explain the critical role of cognitive appraisal
  • describe the nature of different types of stress (i.e. acute and chronic stress)
  • identify how stress manifests itself in different diseases
  • define coping, coping theories, different coping styles, strategies and goals
  • discuss interventions that help people cope with stress
  • complete a pass/fail authentic, industry relevant assessment to provide the opportunity to demonstrate learning mastery



To successfully complete this credential, you are required to pass a final assessment.


Earn a badge


Once you successfully complete and pass the final assessment, you'll earn a digital badge that is instantly shareable to your social networks (including LinkedIn) which showcases your new skills and knowledge mastery.

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This credential provides foundation knowledge in a discipline and doesn't require previous knowledge.

You will also earn 5 credit points which are in line with Australian Qualification Framework Level 8 criteria, ensuring comprehensive theoretical and/or technical knowledge of the credential.


Discover more


Curtin Credentials focus on five themes, which have been carefully curated based on what's most relevant and valuable to professionals today, and in the future. This credential fits within the following theme:

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Future of Work

Thrive and adapt in the changing world of work by developing and broadening your skillset in a range of areas including work design and cognitive flexibility.

Contact us


For more information on this, or any other questions about Curtin Credentials, email us at or call Curtin Connect at 1300 222 888.


*Curtin may cancel or reschedule a credential at any time and for any reason as it sees fit. The Start Date and the other details of this credentials are provided as a general guide only and may change from time to time.

✝This credential involves one day of instruction, however to pass and gain five credit points, you will need to commit further time to complete the full set of learning activities including (but not limited to) self-guided study and research, extension readings, activities and the final assessment activity.

^Learning is done completely online.

§Price subject to change. Please check price at time of purchase.

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Start: Coming soon*

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Duration: 1 Day

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Delivery Mode: Online^

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Price: ~$600 GST excl.§

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