PSYCHOLOGISTS investigate, assess and provide treatment and counselling to foster optimal personal, social, educational and occupational adjustment and development.
Indicative Skill Level:
In Australia and New Zealand:
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).
Registration or licensing may be required.
collecting data about clients and assessing their cognitive, behavioural and emotional disorders
administering and interpreting diagnostic tests and formulating plans for treatment
developing, administering and evaluating individual and group treatment programs
consulting with other professionals on details of cases and treatment plans
conducting research studies of motivation in learning, group performance and individual differences in mental abilities and educational performance
collecting data and analysing characteristics of students and recommending educational programs
formulating achievement, diagnostic and predictive tests for use by teachers in planning methods and content of instruction
developing interview techniques, psychological tests and other aids in workplace selection, placement, appraisal and promotion
conducting surveys and research studies on job design, work groups, morale, motivation, supervision and management
performing job analyses and establishing job requirements by observing and interviewing employees and managers