Self Paced 20-hour course to help you understand more about applied psychology.
Also known as industrial psychology, occupational psychology covers is all about behaviour in the workplace. This course covers recruitment, selecting the best person for the job, helping employees work together, and even good workplace design.
Our 20 hour courses are self paced and will help you understand a topic in a short amount of time. You can work through the course when you like- test yourself with mini-tests along the way. There are extra case studies or research you can undertake if you would really like to get into the topic. Once you have completed the lessons and self assessment tasks, there is a final exam undertaken online- you can then download your personalised certificate.
In this course, you'll study key areas of knowledge and practice, including recruitment, training and development, leadership, managing wellbeing, and workplace design. The principles covered in this course are useful for managers, business owners, marketing and psychology students, and more.
There are seven lessons in this course, as outlined below.
Lesson 1 Introduction to Occupational Psychology
- What is Occupational Psychology?
- Who is it useful for?
- Key areas of knowledge and practice
- Focus on the employee and the organisation
- Work roles
Lesson 2 Recruitment
- Choosing a career
- The recruitment process
- Steps in the job analysis
- Measuring the person-organisation fit
Lesson 3 Interviews and Selection
- What is an interview?
- Interview types
- The amount of interviewers
- The benefits of interviews
- Employee assessments
- Validity of tests
- Other components of personnel recruitment
- Employee selection
Lesson 4 Training of Staff
- The need for training
- Initial training
- Types of training
- Training needs analysis
- Individual training needs
- Checklist for training needs
- Training programs
Lesson 5 Employee Wellbeing
- Job performance
- Workplace factors which affect health and wellbeing
- Work groups
- Physical wellbeing and psychological wellbeing
- Stress at work
- Workplace aggression
- What can management do?
Lesson 6 Maintaining Staff Morale and Motivation
- Staff morale
- What is motivation?
- Other needs applied to work
- Theories of motivation
- Job satisfaction
- Motivation of work groups
Lesson 7 Other Applications
- Selecting Employees for Small Business and Start-Up Businesses
- How to choose a contractor for home or office improvements
- Choosing temporary workers, casual workers, or contractors
- Assessing individual qualities
- Assessing skills and qualifications
- Understanding body language
- Personality and work
How does this course work?
You can enrol at any time.
Once you have paid for the course, you will be able to start straight away.
Study when and where you like. Work through at your own pace.
You can download your study-guide to your smart phone, tablet or laptop to read offline.
There are automated self-assessment tests you can complete at the end
of each lesson. You can attempt these as many times as you wish and
each time, upon completion, you can see your results. You will need
internet access to complete the self assessment tests.
At the end of the course, you are presented with a large assessment
which can be attempted online, anywhere, anytime. If you achieve a 60%
pass in the exam; you immediately receive a downloadable certificate of
completion with your name on it.