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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2010 (Day)
Caulfield First semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Caulfield Second semester 2010 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Associate Professor Sally Carless


The aim of this unit is to develop the skills of test evaluation, specifically the ability to interpret and evaluate reliability, validity and normative information, and develop an understanding of the major methods of assessing personality, abilities and specific work skills. Depending on prior knowledge, coverage of psychometric issues may be varied and forensic assessment may be included in the course.


On the completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Evaluate the psychometric properties of a test;
  2. Select appropriate tests for the psychological assessment of individuals or groups;
  3. Competently administer individual based tests and group administered tests;
  4. Interpret and use norms to provide feedback to assessees;
  5. Write a report based on psychological assessment of personality, ability and interests.


Psychometrics Test (10%) Self-Assessment Report (30%) Client Career Appraisal and Assessment Report (60%)

Chief examiner(s)

Associate Professor Sally Carless