Graduate Diploma of Business Psychology

Macquarie University

This course provides students graduates and practising professionals with advanced knowledge in organisational psychology. Students completing this course will be able to work in a wide range of organisations, in both the public and private sector, applying their knowledge to areas such as employee or organisational development, evaluation of programs or human factors, strategic human resources management, and even executive/managerial roles. The course includes a set of core units of study together with 91 hours of placement experience organised by the university and available in a variety of workplace settings. This course is ideal for those who want to work in the area of organisational psychology but do not require psychology registration. Students with a bachelor's qualification or recognised equivalent and two years full-time equivalent work experience at a managerial or professional level are eligible to complete this Diploma. KEY FEATURES An undergraduate psychology degree is not required to enter this course Puts theory into practice through supervised placements with one of our many partner organisations Strong career prospects as there is growing demand for students with knowledge of business psychology Gives students key skills that are immediately applicable in the workplace leading academic and practitioner organisational psychologists Gives student's access to research and training facilities including the simulation laboratory Evening classes for students working full time ACCREDITATION Graduates of this course will not become an accredited psychologist. Graduates looking to become an accredited psychologist could articulate to the Master of Organisational Psychology subject to meeting the admission criteria required by the Masters' level program. SUITABLE FOR Those who have obtained general registration as a psychologist or are a clinical or forensic psychologist who wants to broaden their skills to work in the area of organisational psychology Those who want to work in the area of organisational psychology but do not require psychology registration Those who have any bachelor degree, or recognised equivalent (does not need to be psychology related) with at least two years' work experience and want to develop their expertise in people management to extend their current role or change careers Career Opportunities PROFESSIONS Organisational psychology is a rapidly growing field and there is an increasing employer demand for graduates with the knowledge this Diploma will provide. Graduates of this course will be able to work in a wide range of organisations, in both the public and private sector, applying their knowledge to areas including: Employee or organisational development, Evaluation of programs or human factors, Strategic human resources management, Executive/managerial roles.

At a Glance

Course level Postgraduate
CRICOS Code 088496K
Institution Name Macquarie University
Campus Location North Ryde
Institution Type University
Course Duration 1 year
Course University Macquarie University

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