Advanced Certificate in Developmental Psychology Online Course

From: $100.00 Inc GST $100.00 x 25 Fortnights


This Advanced Certificate in Developmental Psychology course has been created to satisfy the need for specific training for those giving emotional support and care to the children and adolescents in need, as well as their families.  This course is also suitable for teachers, coaches, child care workers who want to develop a deeper understanding of the how and why of children and teens.  Students can select one elective from a range of 7 to give specialization to their course.

This course is designed for those who are in situations to give advice, care and support to children and teens.

Detailed Course Outline

This Advanced Certificate in Developmental Psychology 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.

There are 4 modules in this course:

1. Developmental Psychology

    • Introduction
    • Early childhood
    • Middle childhood
    • Challenges of middle childhood
    • Adolescence
    • Challenges of adolescence
    • Adulthood
    • Challenges of adulthood
    • Late adulthood
    • Challenges of late adulthood

2. Child Psychology

    • Introduction to Child Psychology
    • The Newborn Infant
    • States and Senses of the Infant
    • Learning
    • Emotions and Socialisation
    • Cognitive Development
    • Language Development
    • Intelligence
    • Socialisation I
    • Morality
    • Sexuality
    • Socialisation II

3. Suggested Electives – Choose TWO

When you have completed the lessons of your Certificate course, you will be given the option of taking the optional exam. It’s okay if you don’t want the exam, we still issue your Careerline Certificate. For Advanced Certificates however, the exam is compulsory (per module) and are included in the course fee.


Your Tutor

C.B. van der Schyff (Bronwen). M.A. Counselling Psychology cum laude (FCCOUNP), BA Honours Psych
Bronwen van der Schyff

Bronwen has over 25 years’ experience as a psychologist working in a wide variety of settings and with a diverse range of client groups who present across the lifespan. Her career started in South Africa where she worked for several years in a Neuro and Spinal unit as well as in the Wellness unit which supported various clinical presentations. Her passion for mentoring was ignited during her early career years where she facilitated neurocognitive outpatients as well as students in the disability sector, to achieve their personal goals and live a self-defined purpose-filled life despite the obstacles. She currently works and resides in Australia and continues to offer a positive approach using the strengths of her clients or students to fulfill their goals and reach their own potential.