Learn to be an Expert in Human Behaviour
This course begins by changing your understanding and perception of psychology; and finishes by setting you on a course to applying that knowledge and awareness beyond study and for your life that follows.
Everything we experience and do as individuals, families or groups of people; is affected by our mind. This makes an understanding of psychology pivotal to everything we do - in work, business, politics and our personal lives.
These modules are compulsory, and provide foundation knowledge for this study program in Applied Psychology.
Industry Project BIP000
Industrial Psychology BPS103
Introduction To Psychology BPS101
Marketing Psychology BPS107
Research Project I BGN102
Careers Counselling BPS202
Counselling Techniques BPS206
Project Management BBS201
Research Project II BGN201
Life Coaching BPS305
Professional Practice For Consultants BBS301
Technical Writing (Advanced) BWR301
In addition to the core modules, students study any 13 of the following 19 modules.
Counselling Skills I BPS109
Counselling Skills II BPS110
Educational Psychology BPS105
Freelance Writing BWR102
Personnel Management VBS107
Sales Skills VBS108
Sports Psychology BPS106
Stress Management VPS100
Advertising & Promoting BBS202
Aged Care BPS212
Conflict Management BPS201
Developmental Psychology BPS210
Abnormal Psychology BPS307
Criminal Psychology BPS309
Psychological Assessment I BPS308
Psychopharmacology (Drugs and Psychology) BPS302
Everyone is Different -Learn How
Each one of us takes a certain amount of pride in being a unique individual, with a unique personality. This sense of self awareness is part of what drives us to live the life we do.
In layman’s terms, we might view personality as a general characteristic – “They have a good personality” meaning they are fun and friendly. “They have a dull personality” meaning they are a bit boring and probably not much fun. Psychologists are a bit more specific in what we mean by the term personality.
A personality is made up of a person’s unique characteristic feelings, thought patterns, and behaviours. A personality comes from within the person and is fairly consistent throughout their life time. Indeed, one of the main problems in treating people with personality disorders is the enduring nature of personality.
Aspects of personality will generally include:
- Consistency – an individual's behaviour is usually in a recognisable order, and regular. People tend to act in the same way or similar ways in a variety of situations.
- Impact on behaviours and actions – an individual’s personality influences how they move and respond in their environment, but also causes them to act in certain ways.
- Psychological and physiological – a personality is a psychological construct but research also suggests that it can be influenced by a person’s biological needs and processes.
- Multiple expressions – an individual's personality will be displayed in more than just behaviour. It will also affect their feelings, thoughts, social interactions and close relationships.
This course helps you to a significantly heightened awareness of human psychology; and in doing so a deeper understanding of human behaviour.
Knowing Human Behaviour has many Applications
This course is called "applied psychology" because it is more than just a theoretical study of psychology.
Throughout the course you will discover a variety of ways that you can apply what you learn in real life, at work and beyond. It is a course that lays a foundation to work with what you learn. It provides you with a foundation for many different career paths.