Who should study ECU’s Graduate Certificate of Business Psychology?

ECU’s Accelerated Online Graduate Certificate of Business Psychology is designed for students with a background in business or psychology who want to enhance their specialist skillset and leverage business psychology in the workplace.

Why study a Graduate Certificate of Business Psychology with ECU Online?

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    Develop a specialist skillset

    Build a future-focused, specialised expertise in business psychology and gain skills that you can apply in a variety of organisations.
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    Study with a top business school

    The Business disciplines at ECU are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International, which is synonymous with excellence in business education. Less than 6 per cent of the world’s schools offering business degree programs hold accreditation with AACSB International.
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    Pathway to a master’s degree

    Upon successfully completing your graduate certificate, you can continue your studies to gain your Master of Business Psychology, expanding your skillset and giving you more insight into how you can improve workplaces and organisations through the lens of psychology.
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    Accelerated & 100% Online

    Our Graduate Certificate of Business Psychology comprises four units, so you can graduate in as little as eight months. ​This accessible, flexible course is accelerated and 100 per cent online, so your study fits your busy schedule. Study one unit at a time over each seven-week study period and graduate sooner compared to traditional part-time study options.

Rankings and accreditations

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    2023 Good Universities Guide

    ECU was rated five stars for Postgraduate Overall Experience​.
  • THE Young University Rankings logo

    2023 THE Subject Rankings

    ECU has ranked in the top 250 universities in the world for Business and Economic studies.
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    AACSB International Accredited

    The Business disciplines at ECU are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

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    2023 AFR BOSS Best Business Schools list

    ECU ranked the second best in the nation for its teaching and research quality and the best in Western Australia.



Learning outcomes

Understand what drives human behaviour in the workplace

Explore what motivates people and groups.

Apply psychological theories to business​​

Take your knowledge of psychology into the world of business.​

Empower people, teams and organisations​

Use your expertise to help individuals and organisations succeed.


Career outcomes

Upon successfully completing the online Graduate Certificate of Business Psychology, you will have the skills and knowledge to succeed in a number of roles depending on your prior experience. These roles can include:

  • Human Resources Consultant
  • Behavioural Researcher
  • People & Culture Coordinator
  • Career Coach
  • Employee Experience Specialist

According to Glassdoor, the average salary for an Employee Experience Specialist in Australia is $95,000.

What you will study

The online Graduate Certificate of Business Psychology comprises one core unit, two psychology electives and one business elective. 


Core Unit

Healthy Work and Wellbeing

  • The unit explores workplace culture, mental health and work stressors, as well as positive workplace behaviour.
Psychology Electives

Psychological Science of Wellbeing

  • In this unit students will apply psychological science to analysing and promoting psychological wellbeing within a biopsychosocial framework.

Psychological Sciences of Human Social Behaviour

  • In this unit students will learn about core concepts in social psychology.

Psychological Science of Human Information Processing

  • In this unit students will learn about core concepts, principles, and theories of cognitive psychology.

Neuroscience and Human Behaviour

  • In this unit students will learn about the biopsychological and physiological bases of human behaviours and contemporary methodologies for studying neurobiological functioning.
Business Electives

Acquiring and Managing Talent

  • Students will critically evaluate the talent management paradigm, inclusive of the functions of recruitment and development, and how these generate high performance work environments.

Managing and Rewarding Performance

  • In this unit, students explore the processes involved in managing employee performance within an organisation from both an individual and team perspective.
  • Managing People and Organisations
  • Marketing for Leaders
  • Financial Performance, Accountability and Risk
  • Data Analytics and Organisational Decision Making
  • Strategic Management and International Competitiveness
  • Responsible Management
  • Managing Change
  • Transformative Leadership
  • Business Innovation Project

Entry criteria

Admission requirements

To gain entry to the online Graduate Certificate of Business Psychology, applicants must have:

  • A bachelor’s degree in a cognate discipline; OR
  • Where accepted, equivalent prior learning, including at least five years of relevant professional experience*​​.​​
  • Students who possess the equivalent of a four-year, full-time, non-cognate undergraduate degree may also apply for this program. This includes graduates from four-year bachelor programs in education, nursing and engineering degrees, as well as those from these and other fields who may have completed an honours degree.

* Relevant professional experience constitutes five years of working in professional contexts underpinned by managing human and team behaviour, motivation and psychology. This includes (but is not limited to) those working in traditional business administration and consulting roles and extends also to those with experience working in healthcare, engineering, education, social and community services contexts.

Meet your Course Coordinator

Dr Hossein Ali Abadi

Hossein received his PhD in Management at Curtin University. He has an international career spanning work in the industry and academia, in the Middle East, England and Australia including human resource roles in the manufacturing industry. He also taught at Curtin University and the University of Western Australia during his doctoral candidacy.

Dr Andrei Lux

Fees and FEE-HELP

The cost of our Graduate Certificate of Business Psychology is $16,440* for all four units.

To assist with some or all of your tuition fees, FEE-HELP is available for eligible students. This government-supported loan scheme is designed to help eligible full-fee paying students pay their postgraduate tuition fees.

To find out if you are eligible for FEE-HELP, you can contact one of our Student Enrolment Advisors on 1300 707 760.

*2024 student fees are shown and are subject to change.