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Program code: 12396

Program handbook


The Graduate Certificate in Business Psychology is an exit award for students undertaking the Master of Business Psychology (Program Code 12394) degree program.

Program learning outcomes

On successful completion of the program students will have:

  • Have developed interpersonal skills required to work collaboratively with other professionals and stakeholder
  • Have a sound working knowledge of people and behaviours in multidisciplinary environments
  • Be capable of applying theoretical and empirical knowledge in a real world context
  • Be skilled in applying research methods and the practical application of data
  • Have ethical awareness, professional practice and ability to arrive at appropriate and ethical solutions to applied psychology applications
  • Be able to analyse needs of organisations to make informed decisions regarding applied psychological issues


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Program code12396
Locations and UAC codes
    Mode of delivery
    • Combination of Online and Face to Face
    • Online
    • Australian students - 0 years full-time.
    Managing faculty
    1. Faculty of Science
    Contributing schools
    1. School of Psychology
    Relevant University rules and policies

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    Admission information

    Admission requirements

    The Graduate Certificate in Business Psychology (Program Code 12396) is an exit award from the Master of Business Psychology (Program Code 12394).

    Minimum English language proficiency requirements

    All Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the University’s English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy here.

    Credit transfer

    Where credit has been granted upon admission to the Master of Business Psychology (Program Code 12394) only a maximum of 20 units of credit granted can count towards the Graduate Certificate in Business Psychology [Exit Award Only] (Program Code 12396).

    Academic requirements for program completion

    Total units required

    40 units

    Program duration

    0 years full-time.

    Program requirements

    The Graduate Certificate in Business Psychology requires the successful completion of 40 units of study including 20 units of prescribed core courses and a further 20 units of program directed courses. The 20 units of program directed courses required for completion of the Graduate Certificate in Business Psychology depend on whether the student was admitted to the Master of Business Psychology with a Cognate or Non-Cognate qualification. The program can be completed over 0.5 years of full-time study or part-time equivalent, and is an exit only award from the Master of Business Psychology (12394) degree program.

    Program structure

    Students are advised to read their program handbook information in conjunction with the program plans for course sequence/enrolment advice. Please refer to the Program Plan for the year that you commenced, or transitioned into, this program - Program Plans are available above.

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    Core Courses

    Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program

    CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
    PSYC6110Psychology Skills in the WorkplaceNot currently offered10 units
    PSYC6210Interviewing and AssessmentNot currently offered10 units

    Directed Courses


    Choose 20 units from the following directed courses

    CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
    PSYC6000Foundations of Applied Psychology 1Not currently offered10 units
    PSYC6050Foundations of Applied Psychology 2Not currently offered10 units

    Choose 20 units from the following directed courses

    CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
    PSYC6120Organisational InterventionsNot currently offered10 units
    PSYC6130Influencing People in OrganisationsNot currently offered10 units

    Additional information

    All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning.

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through The Wollotuka Institute.

    International students

    All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit our International Students website to find out more about the support services available to international students.

    Additional support

    AccessAbility provides advice and reasonable adjustments to Students with a medical or health condition or disability. If you require adjustments to undertake your program,  contact the Student Support Advisors - AccessAbility  before semester or early in the semester. They will work with the Faculty or School to ensure that this happens in a timely manner.

    Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student's responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. More information is available online