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The Research is in! The Mind Matters

The mind has a massive impact on our world.

Nearly half of Australians aged between 16 – 85 years have been diagnosed with a mental health condition (1). So, it’s no surprise that we spend approximately $9.1 billion per year (2) on mental health-related services. But our mental health impacts more than just healthcare but justice, aged care, housing and education.

The mind matters – now more than ever – making it the perfect time for you to study for a Graduate Certificate of Psychology.

Let’s break down why.

Mental health is fast becoming business priority #1. 

Human behaviour and the economy are intrinsically linked. Mental health costs the Australian workplace about $12.8 billion a year (3), with Aussies taking a collective 8 million days off (4) a year to manage their well-being.

The stats don’t paint a pretty picture. But there is hope. Mental well-being is fast becoming a key focus for businesses. Now, psychology is more than a degree for psychologists – it’s a degree for human-centric careers. Swinburne Online’s Graduate Certificate of Psychology can help you further your career in the following areas:

  • Education
  • Human Resource Management
  • Marketing
  • Human Services
  • Consulting
  • People Management

If you want to continue your education to become a counsellor or psychologist, you’ve got an exciting career ahead of you. Clinical Psychologist roles are expected to grow by 13.3.% and mental health roles by 23.2% over the next five years!

Psychology involves more than you think.

Although understanding how the human brain works is a vital part of psychology, it’s not everything. Understanding research methods and statistics is also an incredibly important element. 

Sure, it’s a bit surprising. How can numbers unlock the human mind? Think of data as an insight into human behaviour, and to uncover the stories behind those numbers, you need to decipher them. But don’t worry! You don’t need to be a mathematical genius to study for a Graduate Certificate of Psychology. Swinburne Online’s experts will help you every step of the way. 

It goes without saying… but we’ll say it anyway. This course will help you gain the skills you need to thrive in your dream career – from solving complex problems to communicating effectively to showing ethical judgement. Just to name a few! 

Like humanity, psychology is an ever-evolving industry. 

Psychology may feel like a daunting subject to study. But it doesn’t have to be. Swinburne Online’s Graduate Certificate of Psychology is a short, yet immersive course designed to give you the foundational knowledge and skills to help people – no matter your profession.

Taught by experts, you’ll cover four units: Introduction to Research Methods, Brain and Behaviour, Fundamentals of Psychology, and Foundations of Statistics, wherever you are in Australia. If you want to immerse yourself in this exciting field, this certificate is a pathway for you to enter our Graduate Diploma of Psychology. 

Why study with us? 

Swinburne Online’s Graduate Certificate of Psychology course goes beyond the books. It empowers you with the skills to thrive in your career or serves as a stepping stone to becoming a counsellor or psychologist. Better yet, since this course is 100% online, you can continue to work and lead the life you want. Swinburne Online fits around you.

Are you ready to take the leap and make a positive impact? Learn more about our Graduate Certificate of Psychology here.