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Graduate Diploma in Consultancy Psychology (GradDipConsultPsych)

  • G1057GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN CONSULTANCY PSYCHOLOGY

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Title Graduate Diploma in Consultancy Psychology (GradDipConsultPsych)
Course Code G1057
Study Level Graduate Diploma
School School of Psychology and Exercise Science
Academic Contacts

Academic Chair: Dr Graeme Ditchburn | Email: Graeme.Ditchburn@murdoch.edu.au | Tel: 9360 2775

Qualification Graduate Diploma in Consultancy Psychology (GradDipConsultPsych)
Duration 1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
Availability Murdoch campus (internal)
Some units only: Murdoch campus (external)
Restriction All graduate courses are subject to restriction.
Description This course is designed to provide candidates with advanced skills and knowledge in organisational psychology and consulting practice. The course is suitable for individuals who wish to establish themselves as consultants to business and other forms of organisations or work within organisations in consulting relationships. The curriculum combines a range of graduate-level organisational psychology units with elective options drawn from the areas of psychology, counselling and business. Credit for relevant units completed is transferable should a candidate later enrol in the Master of Applied Psychology.
Admission Requirements: Onshore course offerings Recognised Bachelor's degree (AQF Level 7) in any discipline combined with at least one year of relevant work or study experience. Note that some elective units are only available to candidates who have completed four years of study in Psychology or its equivalent.

Equivalent of an Academic IELTS overall score of 7.0 with no band less than 7.0.
Employment Prospects Excellent prospects for employment. This course is designed to provide candidates with advanced skills and knowledge in organisational psychology and consulting practice. The course is suitable for individuals who wish to establish themselves as consultants to business and other forms of organisations or work within organisations in consulting relationships.
Further Study Students who successfully complete the Graduate Diploma may be eligible to apply for admission to the Master of Applied Psychology in Organisational Psychology.
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.

Course Structure - 24 credit points

Core Units - 12 credit points

PSY568 Human Resources - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

PSY612 Work and Well-being - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

PSY552 Organisation of Work - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

PSY563 Professional Practice and Organisational Consulting - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-external

Specified Electives - 12 credit points

Select from the following:

PSY662 Psychological Assessment: Theory and Method - 3 points
MURDOCH: Y-internal
(Only available to students with an accredited four-year Psychology degree or equivalent.)

PSY570 Organisational Psychology: Practicum I - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal
(Only available to students with an accredited four-year Psychology degree or equivalent.)

MBS539 Accounting for Managers - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external, SUM-external, U-external

MBS537 Strategic Marketing Management - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

MBS546 Business Finance - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external, SUM-external, U-external

EDN546 Dynamics of Cultural Diversity in the Workplace and the Community - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

Other electives may be taken with the permission of the Academic Chair.

For assistance with course planning, please contact your Student Advisor.

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