PSYC306 Organisational Psychology

Credit Points 6
Responsible Campus Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 3 Off Campus
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is a UNE Supervised Examination held at the end of the teaching period in which you are enrolled.
Pre-requisites PSYC101 and PSYC102 or MM105 or candidature in a postgraduate award
Co-requisites None
Restrictions None
Notes None
Combined Units None
Coordinator(s) Natasha Loi (
Unit Description

Industrial psychology is concerned with the applications of psychological principles, research methods, and intervention strategies to practical problems of workplace settings. The advent of globalisation has brought with it great challenges/benefits for organisations and employees around the world. Employees are increasingly exposed to diverse work settings. Communication, interpersonal or work boundaries and technological challenges are important issues in today's workplace. Topics covered in this unit will include deviant work behaviours (eg workplace bullying, rumours in the workplace), and workplace compensations and discriminations at the workplace (e.g., gender inequality, ageing workforce).

Prescribed Material


Note: Students are expected to purchase prescribed material. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.

Organisational Behaviour: Core Concepts and Applications

ISBN: 9780730314714
Wood, S. and others, Wiley 4th Australasian ed. 2015

Text refers to: Trimester 3, Off Campus

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association

ISBN: 9781433805615
American Psychological Association, APA 6th ed. 2010

Text refers to: Trimester 3, Off Campus

Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Title Exam Length Weight Mode No. Words
Online Quiz 1 5% 200
Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-5

Online Quiz 2 5% 200
Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-5

Compulsory Strategic Intervention Plan 35% 2000
Assessment Notes

Strategic intervention plan research proposal

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-5

Compulsory Final Examination 2 hrs 15 mins 55%
Assessment Notes

Multiple choice and short answers

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2 and 3

Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate coherent theoretical knowledge of organisational psychology concepts;
  2. apply the skills needed to meet the challenges of diverse work settings;
  3. critically analyse and identify a specific workgroup issue/problem and develop an applicable intervention plan;
  4. use autonomy and judgement to work independently; and
  5. effectively communicate to specialist and non specialist audiences.