Graduate Certificate in Business Psychology

This course provides training in the application of psychological theories and principles to workplace settings. Skills and knowledge gained in this course will enable students to understand, analyse and improve worker motivation, well-being, job satisfaction, team processes, leadership, and performance. Students will be trained in evidence based practice, and will learn how to interpret findings from scientific research, as well as how to communicate these in terms suitable for the workplace.

Course overview

Course title
Graduate Certificate in Business Psychology
Award abbreviation
GradCertBusPsych
Course code
73290
Course type
postgraduate certificate
Status
current / 2022
Administered by
Psychological Science

Course details

Intake periods
Beginning of year and mid-year
Attendance type
part-time only
Credit points required
24
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
Standard course duration
1 year (course available for part time study only)
Time limit
2 years
Delivery mode
online
Locations offered
online teaching, including live interactive online workshops
Domestic fee type
Commonwealth supported and/or HECS-HELP
Available to international students
Not available to international students on student visas. Available to international students on other visas if visa conditions allow (see https://www.immi.gov.au). For information on international student fees see 'Student Procedures: Fees'. (Enquiries: https://www.uwa.edu.au/askuwa)
Course Coordinator(s)
Dr Lisette Kanse
Fees
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Enquiries and course advice

Note
This course is delivered online and includes both self-paced learning and participation in several live online interactive workshops spread across the semester, for all units (offered at times when people in Western Australia are normally awake). Being able to participate in these workshops is essential.

Prospective students should see the Future Students website for details on admission requirements, intake periods, fees, availability to international students, careers information etc.

Course structure

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2

All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.

Take all units (6 points):

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S2PSYC5556Work Design
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in 41660 Master of Human Resources and Employment Relations or 53580 Master of Industrial and Organisational Psychology or 01880/54580 Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Industrial and Organisational Psychology or 73550 Master of Business Psychology or 73290 Graduate Certificate in Business Psychology
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
online lectures up to 1.5 hour per week; workshop activities up to 1.5 hour per week (f2f or interactive online depending on delivery mode)

Take unit(s) to the value of 18 points:

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
*PSYC5515Organisational Development and Change
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in 41680 Master of Commerce or 41660 Master of Human Resources and Employment Relations or 43550 Master of Commerce (coursework) and Master of International Commercial Law (coursework) or 52330 Graduate Diploma in Work Health and Safety or 62540 Master of Ocean Leadership or 53580 Master of Industrial and Organisational Psychology or 01880/54580 Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Industrial and Organisational Psychology or 73550 Master of Business Psychology or 73290 Graduate Certificate in Business Psychology
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
up to 3 hours per week for 12 weeks, mix of lectures & activities
S1PSYC5518Team Work
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in 73550 Master of Business Psychology or 53580 Master of Industrial and Organisational Psychology or 01880/54580 Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Industrial and Organisational Psychology or 73290 Graduate Certificate in Business Psychology
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
up to 1.5 hr of online lectures per week; on average 1.5 hr of interactive online workshop per week (up to 3 of which will be offered f2f for multi-mode enrolments)
S1PSYC5544Professional Skills
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in 73550 Master of Business Psychology or 73290 Graduate Certificate in Business Psychology or 53580 Master of Industrial and Organisational Psychology or 01880/54580 Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Industrial and Organisational Psychology
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
2 hours per week for 12 weeks, mix of lectures & activities
S1PSYC5559Leadership
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in 53580 Master of Industrial and Organisational Psychology or 01880/54580 Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Industrial and Organisational Psychology or 73550 Master of Business Psychology or 73290 Graduate Certificate in Business Psychology
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
3 hours per week for 12 weeks, mix of lectures & activities
S2PSYC5830Human and Organisational Factors in Managing Work Health and Safety
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in 53580 Master of Industrial and Organisational Psychology or 01880/54580 Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Industrial and Organisational Psychology or 73550 Master of Business Psychology or 73290 Graduate Certificate in Business Psychology
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Unit(s) PSYC5730 Psychology-based Approaches in Managing Work Health and Safety
online lectures up to 1.5 hour per week; workshop activities up to 1.5 hour per week (f2f or interactive online depending on delivery mode)

See also the rules for the course and the Student Rules.

Rules

Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures

1.(1) The Student Rules apply to students in this course.

(2) The policy, policy statements and guidance documents and student procedures apply, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.

Academic Conduct Essentials and Communication and Research Skills modules

2.(1) Except as stated in (2), a student who enrols in this course for the first time irrespective of whether they have previously been enrolled in another course of the University, must undertake the Academic Conduct Essentials module (the ACE module).

(2) A student who has previously achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module is not required to repeat the module.

English Language competency requirements

3. To be considered eligible for consideration for admission to this course an applicant must satisfy the University's English language competence requirement as set out in the University Policy on Admission: Coursework.

Admission requirements

4. To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—

(a) a bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;

and

(b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 60 per cent.

Admission ranking and selection

5. Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on the relevant requirements.

Articulations and exit awards

6. The following courses form part of an articulated sequence:

  • 73290 Graduate Certificate in Business Psychology (24 points)
  • 73550 Master of Business Psychology (96 points)
Course structure

7.(1) The course consists of units to a total value of 24 points.

(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.

Satisfactory progress

8. To make satisfactory progress in a calendar year a student must pass units to a value of at least half the total value of units in which they remain enrolled after the final date for withdrawal without academic penalty.

9. A student who has not achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the Communication and Research Skills module (the CARS module) when their progress status is assessed will not have made satisfactory progress even if they have met the other requirements for satisfactory progress in Rule 8.

Progress status

10.(1) A student who makes satisfactory progress is assigned the status of 'Good Standing'.

(2) Unless the relevant board determines otherwise because of exceptional circumstances—

(a) a student who does not make satisfactory progress for the first time under Rule 8 is assigned a progress status of 'On Probation';

(b) a student who does not make satisfactory progress for the second time under Rule 8 is assigned a progress status of 'Suspended';

(c) a student who does not make satisfactory progress for the third time under Rule 8 is assigned a progress status of 'Excluded';"

11. A student who does not make satisfactory progress in terms of Rule 9 is assigned the progress status of 'On Probation', unless they have been assigned a progress status of 'Suspended' or 'Excluded' for failure to meet other satisfactory progress requirements in Rule 8.

Award with distinction

12. This rule is not applicable to this course.

Deferrals

13. Applicants awarded admission to the course are entitled to a deferral of up to 12 months, as per the University Policy on: Admissions (Coursework).