APSY613-24S2 (C) Semester Two 2024

Special Topic

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 15 July 2024
End Date: Sunday, 10 November 2024
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 28 July 2024
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 29 September 2024


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** Special Topic: Training and Development **

Training is a systematic method of learning new skills, rules, concepts, or attitudes that can result in performance improvement. Development is the expansion of an individual’s capacity to function effectively in their present or future circumstances.

In this postgraduate course, you will be learning about training and development in the context of employees in workplaces. We will review the theories, research, and practices behind adult learning, instructional design and delivery, and training evaluation. We will also discuss the role of human capital development for growth, innovation, and resilience in organisations, and explore contemporary means of fostering continuous learning in workplaces.

There are three major assessments in the course: a peer learning presentation, a training facilitation, and an implementation plan. The training facilitation will be completed as collaborative teamwork (~3 students per team). Throughout the course, you will be reflecting on your learning of the topic. All assessments are designed to reinforce and expand your knowledge of research and practice in training and development.

Learning Outcomes

The objectives of the course are to:

1. Develop and facilitate a training programme.
2. Evaluate the learning progress of a training programme.
3. Identify the respective responsibilities of both employees and employers in developing human capital at work.
4. Synthesise contemporary research in training and development.
5. Exercise and adapt strategies for working in a diverse team, including efficient project coordination, routine communication, the delegation of work, and building team cohesion.


Entry subject to approval of the Head of Department

Timetable 2024

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 12:00 - 14:00 Psychology - Sociology 437
15 Jul - 11 Aug
9 Sep - 15 Sep
30 Sep - 20 Oct
Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 12:00 - 15:00 Psychology - Sociology 437
12 Aug - 25 Aug
16 Sep - 29 Sep

Course Coordinator

Jennifer Hoi Ki Wong


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Pre-reflection & reflection 15%
Rapid evidence brief presentation 15%
Group facilitation (group work) 30%
Teamwork processes 5%
Implementation plan 35%

Textbooks / Resources

There are no required textbooks for this course. Assigned readings for lectures/labs will be provided online via LEARN.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,110.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

Minimum enrolments

This course will not be offered if fewer than 10 people apply to enrol.

Limited Entry Course

Maximum enrolment is 30

For further information see School of Psychology, Speech and Hearing .

All APSY613 Occurrences

  • APSY613-24S2 (C) Semester Two 2024