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Organisational Psychologist

Organisational Psychologists apply psychological principles and techniques to study occupational behaviour, working conditions and organisational structure, and solve problems of work performance and organisational design.

Overview

Organisational Psychologists apply psychological principles and techniques to study occupational behaviour, working conditions and organisational structure, and solve problems of work performance and organisational design.

Day-to-day

  • develops interview techniques, psychological tests and other aids in workplace selection, placement, appraisal and promotion
  • conducts surveys and research studies on job design, work groups, morale, motivation, supervision and management
  • performs job analyses and establishes job requirements by observing and interviewing employees and managers.

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To become an Organisational Psychologist

  • You need a specialised postgraduate degree in psychology and a period of supervised practice to work as an Organisational Psychologist.

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  • Registration with the Psychology Board of Australia is required.

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