APSY620-22S2 (C) Semester Two 2022

Special Topic

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 18 July 2022
End Date: Sunday, 13 November 2022
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 31 July 2022
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 2 October 2022


Special Topic

APSY620 - Introduction to Professional Practice in I-O Psychology

Industrial-Organisational (I-O) Psychology is a scientist-practitioner vocation. In this postgraduate seminar, you will be developing your scientist-practitioner acumen and your unique professional. In the first half of the seminar, we will cover topics relating to the professional, ethical, legal, and cultural practice of I-O Psychology in Aotearoa New Zealand. In the latter half of the seminar, you will be developing a solution for a current gap in industry practice (group work). Throughout the semester you will be creating and adding to a professional e-portfolio to showcase your work.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course, you will be able to:
1. Develop and apply a framework for ethical, legal, and cultural issues in practicing I-O Psychology.
2. Create original pieces of effective science communication for I-O Psychology.
3. Reflect on your learning and development journey throughout the course to better inform your unique approach to working in I-O Psychology.
4. Promote yourself as an I-O Psychology scientist-practitioner.
5. Exercise and adapt strategies for working in a team, including efficient project delegation, routine communication, the delegation of work, and building team cohesion.


Subject to approval of the Head of Department.

Timetable 2022

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 10:00 - 12:00 Psychology - Sociology 311
18 Jul - 28 Aug
12 Sep - 23 Oct

Course Coordinator

Jennifer Hoi Ki Wong


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
E-Portfolio 10%
Science Communication 30%
Reflection Essays (2) 20%
Solution Presentation (Group work) 40%

Textbooks / Resources

There is no textbook for this course. Each seminar meeting has a required reading list and tasks to guide your learning on a particular topic.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,051.00

* 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.

Limited Entry Course

Maximum enrolment is 15

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

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