Unit description

Introduce students to advanced concepts and skills related to professional roles in psychology in both the clinical and research domains, as well as those that may apply in a wide range of employment settings requiring critical thinking, ethical interpersonal behaviour and interviewing. This unit employs a combination of problem based learning and teacher directed activities. 

Unit content

  • Motivational and Professional interviewing
  • Ethical Principles and Practice
  • Finding funding opportunities and Grant writing
  • Exposure to community-based professionals in the field of psychology and research
  • Resume development
  • Personal reflection on career goals and fit with available careers
  • Knowledge of the implementation, and interpretation, of some of the most widely used cognitive and personality assessments

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 2

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment


Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information


Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2018 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

Fee paying courses
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