Available in 2021
Course code



10 units


6000 level

Course handbook


Psychologists practice in varied roles and settings. This course will cover important aspects of multi-disciplinary practice and introduce students to a range of career pathways they could pursue as generalist psychologists. Students will also be trained in secondary analysis techniques to investigate an original research question relevant to current psychological practice. Seminars include a 90 minute tutorial and a 90 minute lecture.

Availability2021 Course Timetables


  • Semester 2 - 2021

Learning outcomes

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

1. Critically reflect on the variety of roles that generalist psychologists can practice. (Competency 3.10)

2. Reflect on the skills required to practice as a generalist psychologist in specific contexts. (Competency 3.10)

3. Identify the challenges of practicing as a generalist psychologist. (Competency 3.16)

4. Investigate a contemporary issue relevant to practicing generalist psychologists. (Competencies 3.16, 3.17)


  • Experiential insights from practicing psychologists
  • Strategies for working effectively in multi-disciplinary settings
  • Training in professional skills and job readiness techniques
  • Secondary analysis skills to inform research and practice

Assumed knowledge

It is assumed that students will have completed a four-year program in Psychology which has been accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC).

Assessment items

Written Assignment: Reflective Writing Task *

Project: Capstone Project Proposal *

Project: Capstone Project Report *

* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.

Compulsory Requirements

In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:

Course Assessment Requirements:

  • Project: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course.
  • Written Assignment: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course.

Contact hours



Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

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