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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 build on the skills developed in Advanced Personnel Assessment, specifically to further develop the skills of test evaluation and to develop an understanding of the major issues involved in personnel selection and assessment. The use of assessment centres for selection and appraisal will also be examined, along with interviewing and counselling skills. Finally, emphasis will be given to the practical application of tests in the workplace, viz, working within a budget and developing the skills of justifying test selection and report writing for non-psychologists.


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

  1. have a comprehensive understanding of selection methods and the advantages and limitations of each method;
  2. be able to design and cost a selection method;
  3. be able to competently conduct a selection interview;
  4. have an understanding of their own team work skills and areas of improvement;
  5. have a comprehensive understanding of the key issues associated with performance management.


Selection test evaluation/essay (25%)
Design a selection procedure (2,000-3,000 words)(50%)
Performance management case study/essay (25%)
Class presentation of test evaluation (hurdle)

Chief examiner(s)

Associate Professor Sally Carless

Contact hours

3 hours