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Graduate Certificate in Business Psychology

Course Information

Next intake for Master of Special and Inclusive Education

Next intake

Aug 2024

Duration for Master of Special and Inclusive Education

Duration

Part-time - 8 months

Full-time - 8 months*

Mode of delivery for Master of Special and Inclusive Education

Mode of delivery

Blended; program may comprise of:
• Lectures
• Group Activities
• Workshops and/or Laboratories
• Online Resources
• Consultations

Assessment for Master of Special and Inclusive Education

Assessment

Coursework & Written Exams

*Full-time Program is currently unavailable

Where can a Graduate Certificate in Business Psychology take you?

The Graduate Certificate in Business Psychology is designed for graduates from a variety of disciplines seeking to advance their leadership and management skills from a psychological perspective to enhance performance and wellbeing in the corporate business sector.

Graduates will develop an advanced understanding of human behaviour and how this can be applied to manage workplace relationships, as well as specialised skills in applied psychology and organisational behaviour in the workplace.

Why Study With Us?

Enhance performance outcomes for your business
This program contextualises psychology in the workplace, focuses on employee well-being and sustainable performance
Advance your people management skills and progress your career
Corporate professionals and recent psychology graduates will gain advanced experience in management processes, interviewing and assessing staff, managing difficult people and managing difficult situations
Our high-quality teaching delivers an exceptional learning experience for students
Our postgraduate studies in psychology Rank #3 in Australia by our postgraduate psychology students for skills development

What You Will Study In
Graduate Certificate in Business Psychology

Course Requirements

The Graduate Certificate in Business Psychology requires the successful completion of 40 units of study including 20 units of prescribed core modules and a further 20 units of program directed courses. Each module is 10 units unless stated otherwise. 

CORE

  • PSYC6110 – Psychology Skills in the Workplace 
  • PSYC6210 – Workplace Assessment and Interviewing

DIRECTED

  • PSY6120 – Fostering Healthy Organisations
  • PSYC6130 – Understanding People in Organisations 

CORE:

  • PSYC6110 – Psychology Skills in the Workplace 
  • PSYC6210 – Workplace Assessment and Interviewing 

DIRECTED:

  • PSYC6000 – Foundations of Applied Psychology 1 
  • PSYC6050 – Foundations of Applied Psychology 2 

Course Learning Outcomes

Have developed interpersonal skills required to work collaboratively with other professionals and stakeholders
Have a sound working knowledge of people and behaviours in multidisciplinary environments
Be capable of applying theoretical and empirical knowledge in a real-world context
Be skilled in applying research methods and the practical application of data
Have ethical awareness, professional practice and the ability to arrive at appropriate and ethical solutions to applied psychology applications
Be able to analyse the needs of organisations to make informed decisions regarding applied psychological issues
Have an understanding of theories of leadership and organisational change
Be able to contextualise and integrate the psychological theory of individuals, groups, and the organisation

Entry Requirements

MINIMUM ACADEMIC LEVEL

  • A 3-year Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in a related field (i.e. cognate);

or

  • A 3-year Bachelor’s degree in a non-related field (i.e. non-cognate);

or

  • Minimum 30 years old and 8 years of working experience

MINIMUM LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY

  • Applicants for this program must satisfy a minimum English Language Proficiency Standard equivalent to an IELTS overall minimum of 6.5 with no subtest result below 6.0.

Duration

Teaching Mode & Frequency Total Contact Hours
Classes for each module may be conducted in
block teaching mode (Eg. over 2 weekends + online)
or weekly (i.e. Part-Time - 2 days x 2 hours
or Full-Time* - 5 days x 3 hours)
Part-time/Full-Time*- 96 hours

Fees

Fees are subjected to prevailing Goods and Service Tax (GST) and are payable on a modular basis before commencement of Trimester. The fees include all course materials but exclude textbooks (if applicable). Refer here for other miscellaneous fees.

Our Lecturers

Our programs are enhanced by a committed team of full- and part-time academic staff with extensive experience in both academia and industry. They provide students with insightful knowledge, help them get ready for the workforce, and contribute to the development of the next generation of global leaders.

Career Opportunities

The program will prepare individuals for diverse career opportunities that require interpersonal and advanced communication skills. Graduates may be employed in mid to senior management positions across public and non-profit sectors.

Other prospective career paths include:

Consultant for Human Services

HR Specialist

Program Manager

Organisational Trainer

Customer Service Manager

Policy Development

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FAQ

What type of student is the Graduate Certificate in Business Psychology program designed for?

The Graduate Certificate in Business Psychology program at Newcastle Australia Institute of Higher Education is designed for working professionals seeking to advance their leadership and management skills from a psychological perspective. The program is suitable for individuals from various disciplines.

What topics are covered in the Graduate Certificate in Business Psychology program?

Students will learn and apply management frameworks and advanced business skills that are transferable to all areas of business and human resources through topics including organisational behavior, leadership, decision-making, human resource management and psychological research methods.

What qualifications do I need to apply for the Graduate Certificate in Business Psychology program?

Applicants will need to meet the minimum age of 21. Additionally, students with a three-year Bachelor degree in a psychology discipline (or higher) will take the Cognate pathway; while students with a three-year Bachelor degree in a non-related field will take the non-Cognate pathway. Applicants with a minimum age of 30 and 8 years of working experience are eligible too.

Students with other qualifications may seek advice from our Education Consultants.

What is the maximum duration for the Graduate Certificate in Business Psychology program?

The maximum program duration for postgraduate coursework program of 40 units is 3 years. For more information, please refer to https://policies.newcastle.edu.au/document/view-current.php?id=108. However, students may also complete it earlier if they choose to take the maximum number of modules offered where applicable, or if they receive credit exemptions for modules completed at another tertiary institution that is recognised by the University.

Please contact our Education Consultants for an assessment or for further enquiries.

What is the teacher-student ratio for the Graduate Certificate in Business Psychology program?

The teacher-student ratio for the Graduate Certificate in Business Psychology program is 1:30.

What type of career opportunities are available to graduates of the Graduate Certificate in Business Psychology program?

Graduates of the Graduate Certificate in Business Psychology program will be well-prepared to pursue a variety of career opportunities that require interpersonal and advanced communication skills, including positions in organisational consulting, human resource management, customer service, policy development and consulting, executive coaching and more.

Scholarships and Study Grants

Scholarships for organisations and up to 40% of study grants are available.

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