Graduates of the program are professionally equipped to contribute to organisational and work-unit performance at both the strategic and operational levels. Many of our graduates are employed as internal consultants with major corporations or in roles with international consulting companies. Students are equipped with an understanding of individual, organisational, social and cultural influences on behaviour in organisational settings. Evidence-based skills are developed in specific methodological, statistical, measurement and other empirical techniques required by industry.
The program is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) as the fifth and sixth years of study leading to full membership of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and registration as a psychologist with the national Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA). Graduates of the program are eligible for Associate Membership of the APS College of Organisational Psychologists (COP).
Completion of a recognized bachelor degree
Meet English requirements.
* Some programs have additional entry requirements, please contact UNSW for this information.
1. Knowledge of the Discipline
Overall knowledge of the discipline underpins all of the other capabilities and includes knowledge of psychological principles, professional ethics and standards, theories of individual and systemic functioning and change, dysfunctional behaviour, psychopathology, the cultural bases of behaviour and organisational systems.
2. Ethical, Legal and Professional Matters
The ethical, legal and professional aspects of psychological practice.
3. Psychological Assessment & Measurement
The ongoing, interactive, and inclusive process that serves to describe, conceptualise, and predict relevant aspects of a client (be that client an organization, group or individual).
4. Intervention Strategies
Activities that promote, restore, sustain or enhance cognitive functioning and a sense of well being in individuals or groups of clients through preventive, developmental or remedial services and/or in the case of groups or organizations, restoring or enhancing group or organizational functioning.
5. Research and Evaluation
The program consists of three components, all of which are compulsory, totalling 96 units of credit (48 in each Stage):
Coursework - Weekly lectures and seminars with associated written forms of assessment (48 UOC)
Professional practice - Completion of a minimum of 1,000 hours of supervised organisational practice in organisational field settings, weekly Organisational meetings and Career Development Workshops (24 UOC)
A research thesis (24 UOC)
PSYC7000 Research and Evaluation Method (6 UOC)
PSYC7100 Psych of Organisations 1 (6 UOC)
PSYC7101 Psych. of Organisations 2 (6 UOC)
PSYC7102 Learning , Training & Develop (6 UOC)
PSYC7115 Career Choice and Development (6 UOC)
PSYC7122 Prof & Ethical Pract (Org) 1 (6 UOC)
PSYC7123 Prof & Ethical Pract (Org) 2 (6 UOC)
PSYC7129 Assessment in Organisations (6 UOC)
PSYC7002 Psychological Assessment 2 (6 UOC)
PSYC7117 Advanced Topics in Org Psych (6 UOC)
PSYC7124 Prof & Ethical Pract (Org) 3 (6 UOC)
PSYC7125 Prof & Ethical Pract (Org) 4 (6 UOC)
PSYC7126 Research Thesis (Org) 1 (12 UOC)
PSYC7127 Research Thesis (Org) 2 (12 UOC)
Note: Refer to individual Course Descriptions for pre-requisite information.
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