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Institution The Career Academy
Recognition ICOES
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Course overview

Take a look at the world with greater understanding

Work towards a qualification in counselling & psychology with The Career Academy’s Introduction to Psychology and Counselling. This is a good foundation for those interested in the main principles and approaches to the study of human behaviour. Get an overview of behaviourist theory, understand what motivates people, and explore Freud, Maslow and self-actualisation. Learn about complementary and conflicting motives and use this introduction to psychology to discover ways that you might be able to motivate or manage people en route to their goals – or wellness. Enrol now to begin your journey towards a qualification in counselling & psychology.

What you'll learn

  • Extend your knowledge of child behaviour
  • Understand children’s learning and development
  • Learn skills to help children grow and develop
  • Learn how children develop and what factors influence behaviour.
  • Anyone who lives or works with children will gain insights into child behaviour


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Accredited by The International Council for Online Educational Standards

Study method

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    Online delivery - online course content with the exception of assessments and work placement
  • Blended Blended info icon
    Blended delivery - both online course content and partial face to face requirements
  • In-class In-class info icon
    In class delivery - predominately face to face course content conducted at a specific location
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    Virtual Delivery - Live and interactive classroom-style learning conducted completely online

Duration study load

  • 70 hours
  • 6 months access
  • Complete 1 module per week

Course features

  • Use an introduction to psychology to motivate people at work
  • Discover how understanding psychology can become a tool for progress
  • Gain foundation knowledge with an Introduction to Psychology & Counselling course
  • Extend your knowledge of psychology & counselling to enhance work relationships
  • Learn ways to help others resolve issues at work & home
  • Get 24/7 access to your course material
  • Open the door to an exciting new career path
  • The Career Academy donates a portion of all course proceeds to Youthline


  • Multiple choice
  • Short answer
  • Practical assessments


  • The lady I spoke with was very friendly, explained things well and put my mind at ease.
    Tegan Walder
  • Fast response to my query, easy and friendly application process! Excited to start my course!


100% Online and 24/7 Access

  • Get instant access within 1 business day and start when you’re ready
  • Receive unlimited tutor support via phone and email from experienced professionals


Core Modules
The Nature and Scope of Psychology
The Neurological Basis of Behaviour
Environmental Effects on Behaviour
Consciousness and Perception
Psychological Development
Needs, Drives and Motivation

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Payment options

Interest-free payment plans available from $25/week.

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About The Career Academy

The Career Academy is New Zealand's leading provider of online courses. Their education driven team of developers and tutors are located in Parnell, Auckland. They are committed to providing exceptional online courses and personal tutor support. The Career Academy offers a range of specialist courses to improve job performance. Their focus is on mentoring, inspiring and supporting people through training so their career or business can reap the rewards. The Career Academy’s course delivery is flexible, so their students can study with minimal disruption to their daily life. They offer flexible payment plans so anyone wanting to learn has the opportunity no matter their circumstances.

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