Ethical and Professional Issues in Psychology

  • Qualification:

    Course Unit

  • Study mode:


  • Payment options:

    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    6 weeks

  • Start date:

    June & October 2019

  • Awarded by:

    Monash University

Course UnitCourse unit
Work towards a qualification one subject at a time, or complete a stand-alone course unit for personal interest or professional development. You may be eligible to receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for studying this unit.

Course Rundown

Gain insight into the realities of practising as a psychologist with the Ethical and Professional Issues in Psychology online course unit from Monash Online.

You’ll learn everything you need to know to ensure you comply with the ethical, legal and professional requirements that practising psychologists face. This course covers important areas of compliance including:

  • Legislation
  • Professional organisations
  • Codes of professional conduct
  • Conflicts of interest
  • Providing psychological services to children and multicultural clients
  • Managing suicidal clients
  • Reporting child abuse
  • Providing online services

Get your career in psychology off to the best possible start. You’ll learn how to evaluate and comply with legislation and to identify and review ethical principles applicable to the industry. You’ll also be able to apply, plan and initiate decision-making strategies to assist in the maintenance of ethical conduct.


To be eligible to study this psychology unit, applicants must have completed:

  • An Australian undergraduate degree (or equivalent) with a major in psychology; OR
  • A Graduate Diploma in Psychology

What You’ll Learn

This is a single unit course and may be used toward credit for future studies in psychology.*

*Subject to course entry requirements

Why study with Monash University?

Monash University offers its students a unique learning opportunity with their 100% online courses. Receive a premier experience with their personalised and interactive online courses in health, psychology and technology.

Undertake an online course and receive full access to instructors, fellow students, and dedicated tools including discussion forums and live video chat. With over 280,000 graduates and a ranking in the top 1% of the world’s universities (Times Higher Education Learning 2016-’17), Monash University is widely recognised and renowned as innovators of education.

Student Support

As a student of Monash Online, you’ll be able to access their study planner tool, which will aid you with your time management and act as your personalised study timetable.

Their simple to navigate online courses makes online learning as seamless as possible, plus you'll have a personal Student Success Advisor to guide you throughout your learning journey.

Exchange ideas, receive feedback and generate opportunities by connecting with instructors and peers in real time.

Where Will It Lead Me?

Completion of the unit Ethical and Professional Issues in Psychology from Monash Online may be used as credit towards a full postgraduate psychology course.

Studying single units allows you to quickly add skills to your resume relevant to your work and gives you the opportunity to discover if you'd like to pursue postgraduate study further.

How Much Will It Cost?

Finance options

The fee for this psychology course unit is $3,737.50