Industrial Psychology BPS103 Course Online

Study Industrial Psychology Online. Sale!
Full Fee $595.00 incl GST - Best Value!
Payment Plan $800.00 incl GST
Duration 100 hrs / 12 months
Exam Optional
Tutor Support Yes unlimited by email
Qualification Certificate

What is Industrial Psychology?

Industrial and organisational psychology (also known as I/O psychologywork psychology, or personnel psychology) is the scientific study of employees, workplaces, and organizations. Industrial and organizational psychologists contribute to an organization's success by improving the performance and well-being of its people.

Why take an Industrial Psychology Course?

Students study industrial psychology to learn about workplace psychology, to develop their management skills further to supervise staff or manage their workplace, improve workplace performance and satisfaction and also to enhance their career opportunities in psychology, counseling, management or education.

What you will do:

  • Discuss basic concepts that may be relevant to understanding industrial psychology.
  • Identify similarities and differences that occur in the way different employees perceive their workplace.
  • Discuss the effect of personality and temperament upon industrial psychology.
  • Identify applications for psychological testing in industrial management.
  • Discuss the psychology of management
  • Identify ways that the work environment might impact upon the psychology of people in a workplace
  • Explain how motivation influences work productivity.
  • Discuss the application of psychology to recruitment.
  • Explain the impact of social factors upon work productivity.
  • Discuss the significance of psychological disorders or abnormalities in a workplace.

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Detailed Course Outline

This course is made up of a number of lessons or units.  Each of these has self assessment questions, a set task (practical homework) and an assignment which you can upload online.  Click below to read about each of the lessons and what you will learn.

There are 10 lessons in this course:


  • Free Will versus Determinism,
  • Developmental and Interactive Expressions of Behaviour,
  • Nature versus Nurture,
  • Influence of Environment on Learning Behaviour,
  • Modelling and Conformity,
  • Conditioning involves Certain Environmental Factors which Encourage Learning to Take Place,
  • Classical Conditioning,
  • Operant Conditioning,
  • Reinforcement and Punishment

Understanding the Employees Thinking

  • Sensation and perception,
  • thinking and day dreaming,
  • the Gestalt approach,
  • unconscious and conscious psychic elements.
  • explaining behaviour,
  • knowledge of brain processes,
  • personal interpretation of a given situation,
  • instinct.
  • Terminology including: Mating, Curiosity, Maternal, Acquiring, Repulsion, Constructiveness, Rivalry, Laughter, Fighting, Walking, Swallowing, Play, Imitation, Sleep, Modesty, Domineering, Religion, Self Asserting, Sneezing, Thirst, Cleanliness, Workmanship, Parenting, Food seeking, Flight, Collecting, Sympathy.

Personality and Temperament

  • Mature and immature temperaments (e.g. Sanguine, Melancholic, Choleric, Phlegmatic),
  • emotional types,
  • fear,
  • intelligence,
  • knowledge,
  • deviation, etc

Psychological Testing

  • The Application Form;
  • Psychological Test;
  • The Interview;
  • Intelligence Tests;
  • Laws of Learning;
  • Devising Tests;
  • Selecting Appropriate Tests.

Management and Managers

  • Qualities of Managers,
  • Understanding morale,
  • discipline, training, etc

The Work Environment

  • Noise,
  • Space,
  • Light,
  • Temperature,
  • Speed of Work, etc.
  • Accidents,
  • Breakages,
  • Fatigue etc.

Motivation and Incentives

  • Maslows model of self actualisation,
  • Security,
  • Money,
  • Ambition,
  • Companionship,
  • Social reinforcement,
  • Labour wastage, etc


  • Ways of seeking applicants,
  • types of interview,
  • ways of selecting staff.

Social Considerations

  • Group Behaviour,
  • Conformity,
  • Industrial Groups,
  • The Hawthorne Effect

Abnormalities and Disorders

  • Psychosis Neurosis Personality Disorders,
  • Variance,
  • Partial Disability (eg. arm.leg injuries; epilepsy, digestive disorders etc),
  • The Psycho Neurotic

When you have completed your lessons you have the option of taking the optional exam. It's ok if you don't want the exam, we still issue your Careerline Certificate.

Course Tutor(s)

Thea Roberts   B.Comm., M.A. (Leisure Management), Grad. Dip. Ed. Fitness Leaders Cert., I.T.C.

With over a decade of hospitality experience at all levels from recreation to resort General Manager, combined with both a love of education and business, Thea is a very welcome addition to Careerline Courses. Thea is actively involved in continuing professional development in both hospitality and business.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I pay in installments?

Yes! We offer great payment plans, however full payment up front is the cheapest. You can choose the best payment plan for you from the course page, or call us on 07 55368782 to talk to one of our course consultants for a custom plan.

Can I study from anywhere in the world?

We have many international students. Careerline's range of courses are suitable for any one, anywhere in the world.

Do I get a discount if I enroll in a second course?

Yes. You may claim a 5% fee discount when you enroll in a second course, and a further 10% off a three-course package.


Do I have to sit an Exam?

No. If you are enrolled in a Certificate course (100hrs), the exam is optional. You will be issued with a certificate which proves that you are competent in all units, if you choose not to sit the exam.

Do you have set start dates?

There are no set start dates, you may start at any time. Our courses are all self-paced. As our home page says, ‘Courses for Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime’. ‘Anytime’ includes the start time of your choice. However, we do encourage our students to submit assignments on a regular basis. Wherever possible, we suggest developing a study routine.