APSY613-23S2 (C) Semester Two 2023

Special Topic

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 17 July 2023
End Date: Sunday, 12 November 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 30 July 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 1 October 2023


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** Special Topic: Training and Development **

Training is a systematic method of learning new skills, rules, concepts, or attitudes that can result in an improvement in performance. In this postgraduate course, you will be learning about training and development in the context of employees in workplaces. We will be exploring the theories, research, and practices behind how to design and execute a training programme responsive to participants’ needs, how to optimise the likelihood of training transfer into the workplace context, and how to critically evaluate a training programme. Throughout the course, you will be reflecting on your own learning and on the role that training and development play in society.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course, you will be able to:
1. Identify individual and organisational training needs and recommend training design and implementation plans that suit different needs.
2. Develop and facilitate a training programme with a team.
3. Evaluate individual and group learning progress and the utility of a training programme.
4. Critique current research in training and development and evaluate its generalisability to the Aotearoa New Zealand context.
5. Reflect on your own learning journey throughout the course and plan out how to enable the transfer of new knowledge to your career aspirations.
6. Exercise and adapt strategies for working in a diverse team, including efficient project coordination, routine communication, the delegation of work, and building team cohesion.


Entry subject to approval of the Head of Department

Timetable 2023

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 14:00 - 16:00 Psychology - Sociology 437
17 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct

Course Coordinator

Jennifer Hoi Ki Wong

Textbooks / Resources

There is no textbook for this course. Each seminar meeting has a required reading list to guide your learning on a particular topic. Readings will be available on LEARN a week prior to its corresponding seminar.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,079.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

Minimum enrolments

This course will not be offered if fewer than 10 people apply to enrol.

Limited Entry Course

Maximum enrolment is 30

For further information see School of Psychology, Speech and Hearing on the departments and faculties page .

All APSY613 Occurrences

  • APSY613-23S1 (C) Semester One 2023 - Not Offered
  • APSY613-23S2 (C) Semester Two 2023