HPY107 - Psychology At Work (Preparation)

Year: 2023 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online, CBD*

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

Must be enrolled in course H344, H345





Incompatible with:


Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 1 hour class (online) per week
1 x 2 hour seminar (campus) per week

Scheduled learning activities - online

1 x 1 hour class (online) per week
1 x 2 hour seminar (online) per week


*CBD refers to the National Indigenous Knowledges, Education, Research and Innovation (NIKERI) Institute; Community Based Delivery


This unit aims to:

(i) provide students with an introduction to psychology as it applies in the workplace, and,

(ii) develop strategies and skills that will help students to build purposeful and relevant career plans and gain meaningful employment at the completion of their studies in psychology

The unit is very practically oriented and is designed to provide students with insight into careers that relate to the application of skills gained from a behavioural science degree such as psychology. There is particular emphasis on relevant careers available to students exiting after a three year (Bachelor degree) or four year (Honours or equivalent) sequence in psychology. The unit is delivered within a framework of key theoretical concepts of organisational psychology, and their relation to work and employment, and covers three main areas:

  1. The various options that are available for employment and career advancement within the field of Psychology and related occupations. Students will gain insight into their own interests, aptitudes, and other characteristics and critically evaluate this information to identify relevant and meaningful career/employment options.
  2. The importance of communication and teamwork in an organisational context. Students will explore the way teams develop and function and, utilising information gained about themselves in Theme 1, specifically analyse and evaluate their own interactions and contributions in a team setting.
  3. Preparation of key materials relating to job seeking in order to improve students’ success when applying, interviewing and marketing themselves to employers. This will involve the integration of concepts explored and identified throughout the unit including potential career options, transferrable skills, strengths and development areas and course learning outcomes.

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