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Graduate Diploma of Business Psychology

BUPS19DPV1

Faculty:
Faculty of Human Sciences
Award:
Graduate Diploma of Business Psychology (GradDipBusPsy)
Admission Requirement:
• Australian level 7 bachelor's qualification or recognised equivalent
• Two years full-time equivalent work experience at a managerial or professional level
or
Recent APAC accredited Australian level 8 qualification in psychology (with first class or second class honours division one) or recognised equivalent
Required Supporting Documents:
Certified copy of academic transcripts
Supplementary application form
Resume/CV
2 referee reports
English Language Proficiency:
Academic IELTS of 6.5 overall with minimum 6.0 in each band, or equivalent
Study Mode:
Full-time, Part-time
Attendance Mode:
Internal
Candidature Length:
Full-time: 1 year
Commencement:
North Ryde — Session 1 (February)
Volume of Learning:
Equivalent to 1 year
General requirements:
Minimum number of credit points 32
Minimum number of credit points at 800 level or above 32
Completion of other specific minimum requirements as set out below

In order to graduate students must ensure that they have satisfied all of the general requirements of the award.

Specific minimum requirements:

Credit points

800 level

Required
4
Professional Skills Development (4)
 
Required
4
Applied Psychology in Human Resource Management (4)
 
Required
4
Human Factors and New Technology (4)
 
Required
4
Coaching and Positive Psychology (4)
 
Required
4
Industrial and Organisational Psychology (4)
 
Required
4
Organisational Change and Development (4)
 
Required
4
Team Factors in the Workplace (4)
 
Required
4
Training in Organisations (4)
 

TOTAL CREDIT POINTS REQUIRED FOR THIS PROGRAM

32
AQF Level Level 8 Graduate Diploma
CRICOS Code 088496K
Overview and Aims of the Program The course aims to provide graduates and practising professionals with advanced knowledge in organisational psychology. Students completing this course will be able to work in a wide range of organisations, in both the public and private sector, applying their knowledge to areas such as employee or organisational development, evaluation of programs or human factors, strategic human resources management, and even executive/managerial roles.

The course includes a set of core units of study together with 91 hours of placement experience organised by the university and available in a variety of workplace settings.
Graduate Capabilities

The Graduate Capabilities Framework articulates the fundamentals that underpin all of Macquarie’s academic programs. It expresses these as follows:

Cognitive capabilities
(K) discipline specific knowledge and skills
(T) critical, analytical and integrative thinking
(P) problem solving and research capability
(I) creative and innovative


Interpersonal or social capabilities
(C) effective communication
(E) engaged and ethical local and global citizens
(A) socially and environmentally active and responsible

Personal capabilities
(J) capable of professional and personal judgement and initiative
(L) commitment to continuous learning

Program Learning Outcomes By the end of this program it is anticipated that students should be able to:
1) Demonstrate significant breadth of knowledge and scholarly understanding of business psychology and the ability to apply this in order to address people-related problems and needs in the workplace
2) Undertake the systematic enquiry and learning required for the successful completion of professional projects and practice experience in the workplace
3) Be able to think critically about and plan solutions for workplace problems
4) Communicate effectively across a wide range of organisations, colleagues and other professionals
5) Demonstrate the professional and personal discernment required for assessing their future development needs at work
Learning and Teaching Methods Central to the pedagogical philosophy of this program is that students learn best when they are deeply engaged with the content. We aim to achieve this by presenting the material in innovative ways that clearly demonstrate its relevance to problem solving.

A fundamental aspect of the pedagogy of the program lies in the way it builds across units to provide a logical, systematic flow through the course from start to finish and ensuring progressive development towards attainment of the program goals.

Throughout the course, we emphasize an inquiry-based learning approach that includes lectures, tutorials, practical skill development classes, as well as a professional experience opportunity in a partner organisation.
Assessment Assessment tasks throughout the program are designed to match the knowledge, skills and personal attributes of those who work in roles that require the application of organisational psychology principles, along with meeting MQ graduate capabilities and AQF Masters requirements. At the Unit level, there is constructive alignment between specific learning outcomes and assessment tasks. Across the program, the following assessment tasks are used:

• expert witness testimony
• seminar presentations
• reflective case reports and professional development plans
• professional portfolios
• written assignments
• multiple choice examinations
• case study analyses
Recognition of Prior Learning

Macquarie University may recognise prior formal, informal and non-formal learning for the purpose of granting credit towards, or admission into, a program. The recognition of these forms of learning is enabled by the University’s Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Policy (see www.mq.edu.au/policy) and its associated Procedures and Guidelines. The RPL pages contain information on how to apply, links to registers, and the approval processes for recognising prior learning for entry or credit.


Information can be found at: https://mq.edu.au/rpl

Support for Learning

Macquarie University aspires to be an inclusive and supportive community of learners where all students are given the opportunity to meet their academic and personal goals. The University offers a comprehensive range of free and accessible student support services which include academic advice, counselling and psychological services, advocacy services and welfare advice, careers and employment, disability services and academic skills workshops amongst others. There is also a bulk billing medical service located on campus.

Further information can be found at www.students.mq.edu.au/support/

Campus Wellbeing contact details:
Phone: +61 2 9850 7497
Email: campuswellbeing@mq.edu.au
www.students.mq.edu.au/support/wellbeing

Program Standards and Quality

The program is subject to an ongoing comprehensive process of quality review in accordance with a pre-determined schedule that complies with the Higher Education Standards Framework. The review is overseen by Macquarie University's peak academic governance body, the Academic Senate and takes into account feedback received from students, staff and external stakeholders.

Graduate Destinations and Employability Students completing this course will be able to work in a wide range of organisations, in both the public and private sector, applying their knowledge to areas such as employee or organisational development, evaluation of programs or human factors, strategic human resources management, and even executive/managerial roles. The field of organisational psychology was the fastest growing in America in 2014 so we expect that this trend will occur in Australia providing significant opportunities for graduates with the knowledge provided in this new degree.
Assessment Regulations

This program is subject to Macquarie University regulations, including but not limited to those specified in the Assessment Policy, Academic Honesty Policy, the Final Examination Policy and relevant University Rules. For all approved University policies, procedures, guidelines and schedules visit www.mq.edu.au/policy.

Accreditation This is an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) accredited qualification.

Inherent requirements are the essential components of a course or program necessary for a student to successfully achieve the core learning outcomes of a course or program. Students must meet the inherent requirements to complete their Macquarie University course or program.

Inherent requirements for Macquarie University programs fall under the following categories:

Physical: The physical inherent requirement is to have the physical capabilities to safely and effectively perform the activities necessary to undertake the learning activities and achieve the learning outcomes of an award.

Cognition: The inherent requirement for cognition is possessing the intellectual, conceptual, integrative and quantitative capabilities to undertake the learning activities and achieve the learning outcomes of an award.

Communication: The inherent requirement for communication is the capacity to communicate information, thoughts and ideas through a variety of mediums and with a range of audiences.

Behavioural: The behavioural inherent requirement is the capacity to sustain appropriate behaviour over the duration of units of study to engage in activities necessary to undertake the learning activities and achieve the learning outcomes of an award.

For more information see https://students.mq.edu.au/study/my-study-program/inherent-requirements



2019 Unit Information

When offered:
S1 Day
Prerequisites:
Permission of Executive Dean of Faculty
Corequisites:
None
NCCWs:
HSC Chinese, CHN113, CHN148