High levels of stress can jeopardise your emotional and physical wellbeing, making it difficult to think clearly. The ability to manage stress in the workplace will help you to navigate high-pressure situations and optimise your performance.
The Stress Management Program is an online professional development course that will provide you with the knowledge, skills and coping strategies to control and manage stress.
In this online stress management course, you will gain an understanding of the many aspects of stress, how it can affect your mind and body, practical ways to manage stress, dealing with stressed colleagues and overcoming barriers that make change difficult.
You will learn to identify situations that trigger stress and to take action in high-pressure situations. You will also discover the ABC Model to manage your reactions to stress and challenge irrational thoughts.
On completion of this course, you will feel confident to manage stress to perform at your peak under pressure, and ultimately achieve a healthy compromise between work and life.
Unit 1 - Stress Management
Learning to cope with pressure
Managing stress and pressure
How stress affects you emotionally and physically
Pressure triggers in the workplace
The symptoms of stress
Managing personal reactions to stress
Changing perceptions to reduce stress
Taking action in high-pressure situations
Overcoming over analysis and overconfidence
How different work-style types deal with pressure
Dealing with stressed colleagues
Unit 2 - Staying balanced in a shifting world
Achieving a healthy work/life balance
Focusing on what is important
Techniques for managing stress
The benefits of simplifying your life
Make changes to simplify your life
Passive, aggressive and assertive behaviours
Your behavioural style affects your life balance
Setting your limits
Reframing situations to maintain balance
Unit 3 - Take a deep breath and manage your stress
Recognising the toll stress takes on your health
Adding too much to your to-do list
Key concepts about stress
Beyond just a feeling – what is stress
The signs of burnout
Tips to better cope with stress
Adopting mindfulness techniques
The ABC model – steps used to control steps
Using the ABC model to manage stress
Unit 4 - Taking stock of your work/life balance
Common symptoms of an out-of-balance life
The benefits that come from being in balance
How is your work/life balance?
Achieving a healthy balance
Balancing demands between work and private life
Internal and external obstacles
Reaching the right balance
The barriers that make change difficult
Overcoming external obstacles
Techniques used to effectively balance life
When you study with Australian Online Courses, you will be assessed using a competency-based training method.
Competency-based training focuses on the achievement of skills and knowledge against set criteria to ensure your competency is industry relevant. You will not be benchmarked against other students.
If you do not achieve a competency result on your first attempt, you have two more attempts to pass your assessment. So, you have three attempts in total to obtain a competency result.
In this way, you can complete your course in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
In this course, you will be assessed via multiple-choice questions to determine your mastery of details and specific knowledge gained during your studies to achieve a ‘competent’ or ‘not yet competent’ result.
Benefits of Multiple-Choice Assessments
Appropriate for assessing students’ mastery of details and specific knowledge.
Can be used to assess both simple knowledge and complex concepts.
Questions can be answered quickly to accurately assess a students’ mastery of many topics relatively quickly.
Assessment can be quickly and reliably scored to achieve a ‘competent’ or ‘not yet competent’ result.
As the answers are visible, multiple-choice questions offer the opportunity for the continuation of the learning process, offering educational value.
Why Choose Australian Online Courses?
Professional development that is widely recognised and respected;
Improve your employment opportunities;
Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
High-quality professional development programs written by industry experts;
No entry requirements;
All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
Unlimited tutor support;
Easy to understand course content;
We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply);
Certificate of Attainment/Completion issued for your CV (hard copy provided); and
Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
How long will it take to complete this course?
The approximate study hours for this course is 20 hours. We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply).
Can I purchase optional printed materials?
While printed materials are not available for purchase, transcripts of video lectures and other learning resources are available for printing via our elearning system.
When can I start this course?
You can start within 60 minutes during business hours when you enrol and pay in full with a credit card!
Credit card: Within 60 mins during business hours.
BPAY: Within 1-2 working days.
Internet Banking: Within 1-2 working days.
Cheque/Money Order: Upon receipt of mailed cheque.
Will I receive a certificate upon completion of this course?
Yes! You will receive a Certificate of Attainment upon successful completion of your assessment.
Do I need to attend classes or undertake any work placements?
No. All courses are delivered online via our e-learning system and there are no work placement requirements in this course.
What support can I expect from Australian Online Courses?
Unlimited tutor support is available throughout your studies via email during business hours Monday to Friday. Our Administrative team are available Monday to Friday via email, live chat and telephone.
I am an international student. Can I enrol into this course?
Yes! We accept enrolments from individuals both within Australia and internationally; location is no barrier to entry into our programs.
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