Psychology for Professional Development



This sequence prepares students for work in complementary professional fields upon graduation. Careers immediately available to health sciences graduates within the pathway to allied professions, can be divided broadly into the following categories (please refer to the Psychology Careers website for details):

  • Community work
  • Coaching and counselling individuals and groups
  • Health and human services consulting
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Key information


Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Warrnambool, Cloud (online) and students enrolled in H300DA and H300WE. Individual units may not be available on every campus.

Unit set code

MJ-H000035 - Major

MN-H000035 - Minor

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Major students select three pairs of units to suit their career goals

Minor students select Psychology for Health and one other pair of units to suit their career goals

Psychology of Health (pair)

  • Health Behaviour HBS110
  • Applied Health Psychology HPS226
  • Changing Behaviour (pair) - Not available Cloud (online) or Warrnambool

  • Coaching and Counselling Individuals for Behaviour Change HPY210
  • Coaching and Counselling Groups for Behaviour Change HPY310
  • Life Course Development (pair)

  • Child and Adolescent Development HPS202
  • Pathways Through Adulthood HPS302
  • Employability (pair)

  • Preparing for Employment HPS207
  • Psychology At Work (Internship) HPS328 (Start Anytime)
  • It is recommended students complete HPS207 in second year to allow sufficient time to complete HPS328 in the final year

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