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HPS759 - Issues in Professional Organisational Psychology

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Cathy Cabellerro





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

1 x 1.5 hour class and 1 x 1.5 hour seminar per week


This unit will prepare students for professional practice, ensuring they are familiar with ethical, legal and professional practice requirements and responsibilities. The unit covers: the requirements for National registration as a psychologist, requirements of the APS College of Organisational Psychologists, the APS Code of Ethics; issues involved in working with other professionals; the particular role of the organisational/industrial psychologist in different professional contexts; legal issues, including equity and equal opportunity and safety legislation. Furthermore, students will examine the different ways organisations communicate including organisational strategy and values.


Assessment task 1: Class presentations 20%
Assessment task 2: Opinion piece (2000 words) 30%
Assessment task 3: Examination (2 hours) 50%

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