Available in 2021
Course code



10 units


4000 level

Course handbook


This course will familiarise students with psychological assessment and interviewing in employment, educational and forensic settings.

The course forms part of a sequence of courses that have been approved by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC).

Availability2021 Course Timetables


  • Semester 1 - 2021


  • Semester 1 - 2021

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Describe and discuss the theoretical and empirical bases of evidence based assessment.

2. Describe applications of evidence-based assessment in multiple environments.

3. Apply effective interviewing skills.


Topics will be drawn from the following areas: theoretical and empirical bases of psychological assessment, interviewing and other areas of applied psychology such as employment/organisational, educational and forensic psychology.


This course is only available to students enrolled in

Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours)[40100],

Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) [12362], or

Bachelor of Science (Honours) [10496].

Assessment items

Online Learning Activity: Blackboard test

Written Assignment: Essay

Presentation: Skills presentation

Contact hours

Callaghan and Ourimbah


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

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