Psychology Training Courses in Australia

Schools providing training courses, certificates, diplomas or degree programs of Psychology in Australia




Total 284 training courses and degree programs available in Australia.

Conflict Management

Course Format: Corporate / In-House / Private Tutoring
School/Trainer: Australian College of Applied Psychology
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This unit provides the knowledge and skills for managing conflict. By completing this unit, students will gain knowledge of the concepts and techniques used to manage and resolve conflict and they will have a framework for putting this knowledge into effective action. The emphasis in the unit is for students to acquire and apply skills and strategies for managing conflict in a range of situations, with particular relevance to the workplace and interpersonal relationships.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to:
? use the terminology and concepts for managing and resolving conflict

? identify the interpersonal signs, stages and causes of conflict

? identify, within your own workplace context, the opportunities for using conflict management skills

? identify strategies for managing and resolving conflict

? negotiate to achieve an agreed outcome

? demonstrate conflict management skills


Unit content
? Understanding Conflict

? Conflicting Behaviours

? Exercising Empathy

? Managing Emotions

? Appropriate Assertiveness

? Exploring Inner Conflict

? C... [Read More]

Coaching Theory and Practice

Course Format: Corporate / In-House / Private Tutoring
School/Trainer: Australian College of Applied Psychology
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On completion of this unit students should be able to:
? describe and discuss the distinction between coaching, counselling and consulting

? explore the theories and models of behaviour change applied to coaching

? critique the theories and techniques applied to coaching (e.g. CBT, Solution Focused, RET, ACT)

? demonstrate the application of appreciative inquiry and motivational interviewing

? effectively structure a coaching session

? compare and contrast individual and group coaching

? evaluate the effectiveness of coaching applications

? describe the role of professional ethics in coaching


Unit content
? Introduction to the Coaching Industry

? Core Competencies in Coaching

? Learning and Coaching Models

? Models of Behaviour Change Applied to Coaching

? Goal Setting for Coaching

? Motivational Interviewing

? Appreciative Inquiry and Relational Flow

? Solution-Focused Coaching

? Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Applied to Coaching ?Part 1

? Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Applied to Coaching ?Part 2

? Structuring Coaching ... [Read More]

Coaching Applications

Course Format: Corporate / In-House / Private Tutoring
School/Trainer: Australian College of Applied Psychology
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This unit forms part of the coaching specialisation and focuses on the application of coaching in a variety of settings and human endeavours across the lifespan. Students will learn how to tailor and adapt the coaching process to various client bases, such as towards achieving health and wellness goals, professional/career goals, personal/life goals, education goals and relationship goals. The unit will also cover current issues in the practice of coaching across the various niche markets. The capacity to assess the ethics and effectiveness of coaching is also explored in depth.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to:
? demonstrate knowledge of coaching practice across the lifespan

? apply coaching to health and wellness goals

? apply coaching to professional goals

? apply coaching to personal/life goals

? apply coaching to groups and teams

? discuss current issues and applications in coaching

? reflect on and evaluate coaching practice


Unit content
? Personal Development Across the Lifespan

? Self-Awareness and Self-Regulation in Coaching

? Models of Health and Wellness Coaching ... [Read More]

Career Counselling and Assessment

Course Format: Corporate / In-House / Private Tutoring
School/Trainer: Australian College of Applied Psychology
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On completion of this unit students should be able to:
? describe the context and environment of career counselling

? identity the processes and techniques used in career counselling

? describe major theoretical perspectives on career counselling

? explain influences on career choice and decision-making

? evaluate career counselling assessment instruments

? use professional and ethical client assessment methods

? describe the current major work search, application, and interviewing approaches

? describe the uses of technology in career counselling assessment

? develop a professional library of career counselling resources and a referral network


Unit content
? Contexts and Processes of Career Counselling

? Theories of Career Counselling

? Career Counselling Stages and Techniques

? Client Barriers to Moving On

? Career Choice ?Concepts, Values, Interests and Personality

? Career Choice ?Skills

? Assessment Issues in Career Counselling

? Assessment Instruments

? Work Search Concepts and Processes

? Applications, Resumes an... [Read More]

Approaches to Cultural Diversity

Course Format: Corporate / In-House / Private Tutoring
School/Trainer: Australian College of Applied Psychology
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This unit is a core unit and presents an in-depth study of the field of cultural diversity management. Students explore the context of global and local diversity and its impact on industry, the workplace, management, and society. How to effectively work within and manage situations characterised by diverse cultural, ethnic and linguistic backgrounds is studied and explored. Students are taught a range of skills for the effective and ethical management of diversity and to participate effectively in organisations characterised by cultural and ethnic diversity. The unit analyses the potential benefits to organisations and society through the effective management of cultural diversity.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to:
? define and discuss key terminology related to cultural diversity

? identity and describe legislative, socio-cultural and other environmental issues associated with managing organisations characterised by ethnic and cultural diversity

? describe the characteristics, qualities, and opportunities offered by organisations employing ethnically and culturally diverse people

? describe the contribution of people with ethnic and culturally diverse background... [Read More]

Applied Positive Psychology

Course Format: Corporate / In-House / Private Tutoring
School/Trainer: Australian College of Applied Psychology
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This unit forms part of the coaching specialisation and provides an overview of positive psychology in practice. It will be a highly experiential unit, in that students will be required to engage in a number of strategies, and reflect on their experience by drawing from a range of positive psychology approaches and interventions designed to enhance well-being, which span from biological, lifestyle, emotional, cognitive, and interpersonal approaches. The unit will further explore how the interventions may be extended to a variety of ethical applications ranging from personal well-being to well-being in the workplace and beyond. The unit will also draw from theory and therapeutic approaches that are consistent with the principles of positive psychology. Applications to special populations will also be considered, culminating in an overview of current developments in this rapidly growing area of study.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to:
? describe specific interventions in positive psychology

? apply a variety of positive psychology approaches

? evaluate the effectiveness and scope of interventions

? apply interventions across the spectrum of human experience
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Alcohol and Other Drugs Counselling

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Australian College of Applied Psychology
Venue(s): Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Australia
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By completion of this unit students should be able to:
? use the terminology appropriately and understand and apply the concepts of substance use, abuse and dependency to case studies

? explain the interactions between individual drug use and the social context

? develop specific assessment and referral skills for working effectively with clients who present with substance use, abuse and dependency issues

? identify the major treatment options available in the field and their evidence base

? match treatment options to individual needs

? analyse the impact on families of substance use, abuse and dependency

? identify special needs groups and clients, including ATSI and CALD communities and develop evidence based interventions to meet their needs

? discuss current practice issues for substance use, abuse and dependency counsellors

? develop strategies for relapse prevention


Unit content
? Overview of theories and concepts of substance abuse counselling

? Policy frameworks in alcohol and other drugs

? Physiological, psychological and sociological aspects of drug use, abuse and dependency

? Assessment... [Read More]

Master of Psychology (Clinical)

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Australian College of Applied Psychology
Venue(s): Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Australia
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The MPsych(Clin) provides a 5th and 6th year sequence of professional training in psychology required for general registration as a psychologist in Australia. The course is recognised by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) and the Australian Psychological Society (APS) College of Clinical Psychologists. Graduates of this course will be eligible for endorsement as clinical psychologists after completing a further two years of supervised full-time equivalent practice.

Students in the MPsych(Clin) study specialist areas of clinical psychology as well as developing skills and knowledge in core professional areas. The course is sequenced to promote an integration of knowledge and skill development.

The MPsych(Clin) includes coursework, independent research leading to the submission of a thesis and practical placements. Students complete a minimum of 1000 hours of practical/skills training at our on-campus clinic as well as external locations.

Graduate Diploma of Professional Psychology

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Australian College of Applied Psychology
Venue(s): Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Australia
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The Graduate Diploma of Professional Psychology is a new qualification in Australia and provides you with the 5th year of the 5th and 6th years of professional training required for general registration as a psychologist in Australia. It is recognised by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC).

Graduates of this course can then complete an additional one-year Psychology Board of Australia -approved internship to have the 5th and 6th years of training required for general registration as a psychologist in Australia.

The GradDipProfPsych includes coursework and practical placements and is sequenced to promote an integration of knowledge and skill development. Students will complete a minimum of 300 hours of practical/skills training and receive at least one hour of supervision per 7.5 hours of practical work. The practical/skills training is completed at our on-campus clinic and/or at external locations.

Graduate Diploma of Psychology

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Australian College of Applied Psychology
Venue(s): Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Australia
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The Graduate Diploma in Psychology at ACAP is a 1 year degree that provides a fourth year of accredited study in psychology for people who have already completed an accredited three-year sequence and who wish to continue their training towards registration as a psychologist.

It is also suitable for those seeking employment in areas that value a knowledge of psychology and more advanced level research and writing skills.

Graduates may be eligible to enter postgraduate psychology programs depending on the grades they achieve.

Students in the Graduate Diploma in Psychology complete an independent research project under supervision as well as advanced coursework including an introduction to specialties of psychology in the profession (e.g, clinical psychology, clinical neuropsychology, organisational psychology).

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