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Building and Sustaining Positive Relationships

duration Duration: 1 Teaching Period

unit code Unit Code: EDU80048

contact hours Contact Hours: Recommended 10 hours of study per week

About this unit

The unit is designed to prepare pre-service teachers to build and sustain positive relationships with students, families and the community. Pres-service teachers will examine and demonstrate how they can support positive behaviour through support student wellbeing, resilience and social and emotional emotional learning. A specific focus is made on developing strategies to work inclusively and ethically with families, community and support agencies.


  • Understanding student wellbeing and behaviour in Australian schools
  • Caring and respective student-teacher relationships: positive learning environments
  • Engaging learning environments and pedagogical practices
  • Student belonging, mental health and wellbeing
  • Student behaviour
  • School policies and practices
  • Working with families, communities and external agencies
  • Restorative relationships, policy and practice
  • Consolidating key learnings and strategies to support positive relationships.

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