UWA's admission requirements for some postgraduate courses have changed for Semester 2, 2020 to facilitate student access to study during the COVID-19 situation. In many cases, these changes may not be extended beyond 2020. Contact Future Students for more information.

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 / 2020
Administered by
Faculty of Science

Course details

Intake periods
Beginning of year and mid-year
Attendance type
full- or part-time (Student visa holders should read Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 for more information.)
Credit points required
24
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
Standard course duration
05-1
Time limit
2 years
Delivery mode
multi-mode
Locations offered
students will have a choice to take units fully online or in a blended learning approach with face to face workshops, UWA (Perth)
Domestic fee type
Postgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP
Course Coordinator(s)
Dr Lisette Kanse
Fees
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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
3 hours per week for 12 weeks, mix of lectures & activities

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

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S2PSYC5515Organisational Development and Change
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in 41680 Master of Commerce, or 41660 Master of Human Resources and Employment Relations, or 43550 Master of Commerce and Master of International Commercial Law, or 52330 Graduate Diploma in Work Health and Safety, or 74530 Master of Work Health and Safety, or 62540 Master of Ocean Leadership (coursework), 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
3 hours per week for 12 weeks, mix of lectures & activities
S1PSYC5518Team Work
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in 73550 Master of Business Psychology (coursework), or 53580 Master of Industrial and Organisational Psychology, or 01880/54580 Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Industrial and Organisational Psychology
3 hours per week for 12 weeks
S2PSYC5544Professional 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,
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.
3 hours per week for 12 weeks, mix of lectures & activities
S2PSYC5830Human and Organisational Factors in Managing Work Health and Safety
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in 52330 Graduate Diploma in Work Health and Safety, or 74530 Master of Work Health and Safety, 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
Incompatibility:
PSYC5730 Psychology-based Approaches in Managing Work Health and Safety
3 hours per week for 12 weeks, mix of lectures & activities

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 module

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—

(i) any three year Bachelor's degree, or equivalent; and

(ii) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 60 percent

Admission ranking and selection

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

(a) academic merit;

(b) a discussion with the course coordinator and/or teaching staff (eligible applicants only)

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 ACE 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.