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Certificate of Psychological Profiling


Course Outline and Topics

Course Overview

Develop your understanding of psychological profiling with this online professional development course. If you work in human resources, management or any business that involves understanding human behaviour, this online psychological profiling course is valuable.

The Certificate of Psychological Profiling will give you the knowledge required to understand key approaches in psychological profiling, personality traits and characteristics analysis. You will also discover the most widely known form of profiling, criminal profiling, as well as other forms of profiling such as determining a person’s personality, mental health status or role suitability.

On completion of this course, you will be knowledgeable in all aspects of psychological profiling and will feel confident to apply this knowledge in a personal and professional setting.

Course Structure

Unit: Psychological Profiling

  • What is profiling?
  • Personality
  • Types of profiling
  • Criminal profiling
  • Employment screening/profiling
  • Customer profiling
  • Educational profiling
  • Profiling techniques
  • Psychological screening
  • Profiling interviews
  • Dealing with interview data
  • The ABC model
  • Traditional vs behavioural assessment
  • Applications of behavioural assessments
  • Behavioural assessment techniques
  • Traditional assessment tests
  • Reliability and validity of psychological tests
  • Applications for profiles
  • Ethics of profiling
  • Challenges with profiling


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


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Certificate Course



  • Professional development that is widely recognised and respected;
  • Improve your employment opportunities;
  • Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
  • High-quality professional development programs written by industry experts;
  • No entry requirements;
  • All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
  • Unlimited tutor support;
  • Easy to understand course content;
  • 12 months’ access. Free extensions may be available upon application.
  • Certificate of Attainment/Completion issued for your CV (hard copy provided); and
  • Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.

Career Pathways

Future growth




Professional Development For:-

  • Criminologist
  • Police Officers
  • Criminal Investigators
  • Includes 12 months access
  • Full up-front payment only