Employability skills

Professor and Deputy Head, Shantha Rajaratnam

“Our graduates develop a wide range of skills including a deep understanding of human behaviour, ability to communicate and present ideas effectively, and advanced research and critical thinking skills. All of these skills are directly transferable to a wide variety of workplaces."

General transferable skills

  • Communication (oral, written and non-verbal) and presentation skills
  • Computer literacy
  • Critical thinking and logical reasoning
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Numeracy (statistics)
  • Organisational skills
  • Problem solving
  • Research skills (design, management, interpretation, analysis, critique)
  • Teamwork and leadership
  • Time management and goal setting

Specialised Graduates Attributes

  • Apply psychological principles to personal, social, organisational, technological and global issues
  • Appreciate the need for continued personal and professional development in a highly skilled psychology workforce
  • Utilise communication and IT skills to disseminate findings in a professional manner, to a variety of audiences
  • Demonstrate knowledge of legislation relating to research, and professional responsibilities in the practice of psychology and understand the role of ethics in maintaining the integrity, accountability and cohesiveness of the profession
  • Apply knowledge and understanding of the core Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) topic areas, their conceptualisation, elucidation and prediction of patterns in behaviour, psychological functioning and mental health
  • Contribute to the development and execution of research utilising statistical skills and methodology, providing solutions to problems
  • Understand the scientific study of psychology through research that include critical analysis of current literature, along with evaluation of research problems
  • Understand the theoretical background to, construction, administration, and interpretation of psychological tests and assessment procedures

External reference resources

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