APSY621-22S2 (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

APSY621 - Recruitment & Selection

Recruitment and selection are critical to achieving organisational goals and employee growth. In this postgraduate course, you will be learning the best practices for attracting and hiring the most appropriate talent for a job role. We will be covering three key stages in the recruitment and selection process: 1) conducting a job analysis, and 2) developing and 3) validating a selection system. Throughout the course, you will apply what you are learning to a class project—a job analysis.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course, you will be able to:
1. Conduct a job analysis, and create verifiable job descriptions and specifications.
2. Develop tools for a selection system informed by a job specification.
3. Determine the validity of selection decisions.
4. Critique the strengths and limitations of methodologies used in personnel psychology.
5. Justify the value of personnel psychology in contemporary workplace practices.
6. 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 Wednesday 09:00 - 11:00 Psychology - Sociology 437
18 Jul - 28 Aug
12 Sep - 23 Oct

Course Coordinator

Jennifer Hoi Ki Wong


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Forum Activities (3) 15%
Job Analyses Report (Group work) 35%
Selection System Tools & Validation Recommendations (Individual work) 40%
Teamwork Processes 10%

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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