APSY601-20W (C) Whole Year 2020

Employee Recruitment, Selection and Induction

30 points

Start Date: Monday, 17 February 2020
End Date: Sunday, 8 November 2020
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 13 March 2020
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 21 August 2020


The focus is on research and measurement problems as well as practical work and applications within the field of job analysis, and employee recruitment, selection and induction.

Learning Outcomes

  • To develop students’ abilities to employ critical skills and knowledge in order to evaluate research, to complete set assignments and to examine applied problems in the workplace.
  • To extend students’ academic background in employee recruitment and selection theory and practice.
  • To develop students skills in:
     - Job analysis
     - Recruitment practice
     - Selection methods including measures such as interviews, psychometric tests, application blanks
     - Selection decision making
     - Selection data analysis
    • University Graduate Attributes

      This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

      Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

      Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

      Employable, innovative and enterprising

      Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.

      Biculturally competent and confident

      Students will be aware of and understand the nature of biculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand, and its relevance to their area of study and/or their degree.

      Engaged with the community

      Students will have observed and understood a culture within a community by reflecting on their own performance and experiences within that community.

      Globally aware

      Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.


Subject to approval of the Head of Department.

Timetable 2020

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 15:00 - 17:00 - (23/3, 20/4, 4/5-25/5)
Psychology - Sociology 437 (17/2-16/3)
17 Feb - 29 Mar
20 Apr - 26 Apr
4 May - 31 May
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 12:00 - 14:00 - (25/3, 22/4-27/5)
Psychology - Sociology 437 (19/2-18/3)
17 Feb - 29 Mar
20 Apr - 31 May

Timetable Note

Enrolled students should consult the course outline on Learn | AKO for detailed timetable information.

Course Coordinator

Christopher Burt

Guest Lecturer

Associate Professor Melrona Kirrane

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $2,044.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

Limited Entry Course

Maximum enrolment is 30

For further information see School of Psychology, Speech and Hearing on the department and colleges page.

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