PSYC20057 - Assessment: Adult

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit provides you with the opportunity to become familiar with a number of psychometric tools that will enable description, conceptualisation, and prediction of relevant aspects of a person's functioning, behaviour, and personality. You will learn to perform a number of appropriate standardised psychological tests across a diverse range of client groups and contexts, including the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (4th ed.) and Personality Assessment Inventory. This unit will focus on psychological tests suitable for adults.


Level Postgraduate
Unit Level 9
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 4
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites There are no pre-requisites for the unit.

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2022

Term 2 - 2022 Profile
Mixed Mode

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

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This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.8 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 72.73% response rate.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: In-class student feedback
Better access to, and more resources in regards to administration items such as the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS-IV)
Videos will be developed depicting parts of an actual administration for students to view and learn from during the term. Furthermore, students will have time to practice the administration in class with the unit coordinator present to teach and supervise them, during their welcome week in Brisbane.
Action Taken
In 2019, the unit coordinator produced videos of psychometric assessments with actual clients. The students found this a real benefit, to see an actual psychological assessment. Further video materials of the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-V (WISC-V) will be developed.
Source: Have Your Say feedback
The step by step manner to administer, score and interpret instruments was well received by students. Overall students enjoyed the examples from clinical practice to heighten their learning experience.
Continue to work on clinical examples to aid the students' learning experience.
Action Taken
Compared to a presentation of assessments in 2019, students worked with fictional clients in 2020 during lectures. Further development will focus on case studies, to enhance student's experience and knowledge of actual clients.
Source: Have your Say Feedback
Due to the cancellation of the Residential school, students didn't have access to the assessment material.
Further video material of assessments and administration will be made available for students in 2021.
Action Taken
Source: Have your Say Feedback
Students asked for examples of report writing of psychometric assessments
With student consent, examples of psychometric assessments conducted by students from earlier cohorts will be de-identified and shared on the unit's Moodle page.
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes
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