1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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      Organisational Psychologist
      Industrial Psychologist
      Occupational Psychologist

Applies psychological principles and techniques to study occupational behaviour, working conditions and organisational structure, and solve problems of work performance and organisational design.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is a bachelor degree or higher qualification. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification. Registration or licensing is required.

Tasks Include:
  • conducts job analyses and establishes job requirements by observing and interviewing employees and managers
  • develops interview techniques, psychological tests and other aids in selection, placement, appraisal and promotion
  • organises the design and implementation of staff training and development programs
  • provides individuals with vocational and career guidance using tests and other assessment techniques
  • uses statistical techniques to analyse and evaluate selection, training, job design and other organisational procedures
  • conducts surveys and research studies on job design, work groups, morale, motivation, supervision and management
  • provides counselling sessions for employees with work-related problems
  • may advise management or unions on occupational health, organisational design or industrial relations problems

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