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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)
Coordinator(s)Sam Wilson


This unit is designed to satisfy the APS requirement that "there should be ongoing class contact with students that relates to and develops their placement experiences". To this end, the weekly two-hour seminars will provide a forum whereby students can share their placement experiences and apply the theory, models, frameworks, perspectives and experiences gained during the content based components of the course. MOP6021 will also focus on the skills required for internal and external organisational psychology consulting. Students will gain skills and experience in project management as applied to typical projects and initiative faced by organisational psychologists. Students will also gain skills and experience in making a business case for psychological interventions, effective communication, and negotiating with non-psychologists.


On completion of the unit students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate the ability to apply academic learning to organisational practice;
  2. effectively communicate goals, learning and insights from placement experiences in a structured and engaging way;
  3. demonstrate understanding of the professional roles, code of conduct and ethics of the organisational psychologists as described by the Board of Psychologists and APS;
  4. demonstrate understanding of the professional competencies of organisational psychologists (assessment, diagnosis, intervention design and implementation, evaluation and reflection);
  5. provide evidence of placement experiences, professional growth and development in terms of placement report, documentation on hours worked, and a supervisor report;
  6. understand the competencies required for internal and external organisational psychology consulting


Attendance at scheduled placement seminars plus three assessment pieces:
1. Placement Presentation/Case Scenario (20%)
2. Professional Placement Report (40%)
3. Organisational Psychology Consulting Skills Report (40%)

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Simon Albrecht

Contact hours

Masters Students 125 placement days & DPsych Students 188 placement days (over whole course)