PSY4407 - Psychology in industry: Pathways to employment - 2019

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.


Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Organisational Unit

School of Psychological Sciences

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Filia Garivaldis


Dr Bernice Plant

Unit guides


Monash Online

  • Teaching Period 2 2019 (Online)
  • Teaching Period 4 2019 (Online)
  • Teaching Period 6 2019 (Online)


Students can be enrolled in these units using either the GDPA course code (M5003) or the Single Unit course code (M3900).


The unit will assist students to identify and enhance specific employability skills acquired throughout the undergraduate study of psychology. The unit also aims to familiarise students with the steps required to become a registered and licensed psychologist in Australia, and the various career pathways available, both specific and beyond the profession of psychology. The ways in which their knowledge and skills are relevant to other industries will also be explored.


Upon successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. Apply psychological knowledge, skills, and values in occupational pursuits, and communicate this effectively and creatively;
  2. Demonstrate insight and synthesise knowledge of their own behaviour and mental processes, and apply effective strategies for self-management and self-improvement;
  3. Identify, evaluate, consolidate and build on employability skills, such as communication, teamwork, and problem-solving skills;
  4. Critically evaluate the value of psychological knowledge in the general context of work and life;
  5. Identify the breadth of opportunity students have as graduates, as well as review and plan towards the specific routes into professional psychology.


  • Self assessment report (1,500 words) (30%)
  • Group presentation (21-35 minutes) (40%) (hurdle)
  • 6 x Secure online quizzes (MCQ) (5% each) (30% total)

Workload requirements

Students should expect to spend an average of 20-25 hours per week. Broadly, this time will cover:

Video materials (2hrs)

Synchronous & asynchronous discussion (2hrs)

Synchronous web-based 'class-time' for skills-based activities (2hrs)

Weekly readings (4-6hrs)

Weekly skills-based assessment (4-6hrs, including formative assessment)

Knowledge-based assessment (4-5hrs, including revision)

See also Unit timetable information

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study