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Certificate of Occupational and Organisational Psychology


Course Outline and Topics

Course Overview

The Certificate of Occupational and Organisational Psychology is an online professional development program that will provide you with the psychological knowledge and skills required to improve organisational effectiveness and the quality of work life in organisations. In this online organisational psychology course you will learn how to improve the performance of teams and individuals and how to increase effectiveness and productivity in the workplace.

You will learn how to apply psychological theories to the recruitment process, discover theories of motivation and manage workplace stress and aggression. At the end of this course you will have gained the competencies required to effectively analyse organisations and their people and devise strategies to recruit, motivate, develop and inspire change.

Course Structure

Unit: Occupational and Organisational Psychology

  • Introduction to Occupational Psychology
  • Psychology knowledge areas and practice
  • Employee focus and the organisation
  • Work roles
  • Quantitative methods
  • Qualitative methods
  • Introduction to recruitment
  • Career selection
  • Occupational interest inventories
  • Recruitment processes
  • Recruitment planning
  • Job analysis
  • Sourcing and screening
  • Shortlisting
  • Lateral hiring
  • Person-organisation fit
  • Interviews and selection
  • Interview types
  • Unstructured interviews
  • Structured interviews
  • Interviewing benefits
  • Employee Assessments
  • Aptitude tests
  • Qualities measured
  • Test validity
  • Employee selection
  • Training and development
  • Training needs analysis
  • Organisation values and ethics
  • Occupational health and safety
  • Employee wellbeing
  • Job performance
  • Workplace factors
  • Workgroups
  • Work stress
  • Workplace aggression
  • Morale and motivation
  • Incentives
  • Internal or intrinsic incentives
  • External incentives
  • Theories of motivation
  • Classical management theory
  • Human relations theory
  • Assessing skills and qualifications
  • Understanding body language
  • Personality and work


Written assignments and exercises, including short-answer questions, reports/essays and projects. There are no examinations or due dates for assessment.


  • Become fully trained and improve your employment opportunities;
  • Recognised by employers as professional development;
  • Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
  • Access to high-quality courses written by industry experts;
  • Interactive simulations for many programs;
  • All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
  • Unlimited tutor support;
  • Easy to understand course content;
  • Unlimited enrolment with no expiry;
  • Certificate issued for your CV (hard copy provided);
  • Tax deductible in most cases* See your tax advisor.

Payment Information

Certificate Course


  • Includes unlimited access
  • Full up-front payment only