1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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PSYCHOLOGISTS investigate, assess and provide treatment or counselling to foster optimal, personal, social, educational or occupational adjustment and development.

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

Tasks Include:

  • collecting data about individuals and assessing their cognitive, behavioural and emotional disorders
  • administering and interpreting psychological tests and formulating plans for treatment
  • developing, administering and evaluating individual and group treatment programs
  • 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 selection, placement, appraisal and promotion
  • conducting surveys and research studies on job design, work groups, morale, motivation, supervision and management


This section contains the following subsection :
              2514-11 Clinical Psychologist
              2514-13 Educational Psychologist
              2514-15 Organisational Psychologist
              2514-79 Psychologists nec

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