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HPS759 - Issues in Professional Industrial and Organisational Psychology

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

Cathy Caballero

Contact hours: 3 hours per week
Note: You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.


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: Examination (2 hours) 50%

Assessment task 2: Opinion piece (2000 words) 30%

Assessment task 3: Class presentations 20%

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