The Certificate in Organisational Psychology gives you the requisite knowledge of these two important disciplines to begin your career from a business perspective. Typical career pathways for this include job counselling, people motivation, and business coaching.

This Certificate program is part of the pathway to achieving a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, specialising in Organisational Psychology. It is accredited by the ACCPH.


Key Info

Duration: 6 months*

Start: Anytime


  1. High school certificate; or
    2. A relevant industry apprenticeship qualification; or
    3. Over 21 with proven and relevant experience.


Program Structure

The course is flexible, at-your-own-pace, and consists of five compulsory modules and one elective module (a total of 60 ECTS must be completed):

Compulsory Modules (10 ECTS credits each)

Hover over a module title to find out more 

BPS101 Introduction to Psychology

Develop your ability to analyse aspects of a persons psychological state and apply derived knowledge to motivate that person. This provides a solid introduction/foundation for further studies of psychology covering such things as the nature and scope of psychology, neurological and environmental effects on behaviour, personality, consciousness, perception, needs, drives and motivation.

BPS102 Psychology and Counselling

Develop your ability to analyse psychological conditions, and apply that knowledge in real world situations such as counselling or advisory roles.

BPS307 Abnormal Psychology

By understanding the thought processes that take place in the minds of people at work, a manager or supervisor can develop empathy with their staff, and apply this empathy to the way they manage the workplace.

BPS103 Industrial Psychology

Develop your ability to identify psychological disorders, and determine when to refer clients for treatment. The course will also be of interest to anyone who wants to understand more about common psychological disorders, their causes and treatment. PREQUISITE: BPS101

Research Project I

This module encourages you to construct a problem statement, identify relevant literature, then develop a hypothesis. You will also be required to look at data sources and complete a research proposal. The module will help you to understand how to structure a thesis, complete an ethics form and draft a thesis to post graduate level.

Elective Modules (10 ECTS credits each)

Select one module from the list below:

BBS101 Business Studies

Establishing and managing a small business, or a department within a larger business, requires knowledge and skill. As well as teaching you ‘the basics’, this course will teach you to develop and implement procedures that work as controlling mechanisms which can sometimes deal with problems automatically as they arise.

BPS302 Life Coaching

Develop an appreciation of how different perceptions of the world can be just as critical as knowledge, skill and opportunity in a person’s success or failure. Also covers coaching processes, coaching skills and goal setting; and is equally relevant to developing both physical and psychological well-being in the client.


How will I learn

The program is conducted entirely online. You can begin ANYTIME. Upon enrolment, you will receive an email with an access code for our online learning system within 48 hours. You may be required to do an orientation course in academic writing (non-examinable) beforehand.

Modules are split into readings, set task activities, and assignments. At the end of each module, you will be required to sit for an examination and/or submit a project.


Learning Support

You will get unlimited email support throughout the program, on every module/course. Feedback is provided for every assignment that is sent in. In some instances, telephone support can also be arranged.


When you achieve this qualification, you can begin on your Diploma.

Fees refer to tuition only. It does not include ancillary expenses such as required materials (see above), textbooks, internet connections, postage, telephone calls, insurance and printing. 


Time varies depending upon exemptions, performance and the workload. Accreditation for Prior Learning or Experience (APEL) can reduce time and fees. Part of a degree pathway.

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