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PDC65708 - QCAA Psychology: Individual Thinking

Course Details

Course Summary

This micro-credential has been designed to complement the work delivered by the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA) to focus on developing teacher confidence, capability and expertise in the key concepts and topics covered in the Psychology syllabus. It offers subject-specific knowledge and skills needed to underpin effective and contemporary approaches to teaching and learning in the subject. This micro-credential will explore the way that the brain processes information, identifying the specialisation of various brain structures and pathways. The participant will be given the opportunity to explore individual differences in the way that the brain processes information by examining the characteristics of memory and how we learn. The participant will also learn about the formation of memories and their retrieval, and how this can be impacted by reinforcement schedules.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements to enrol in this micro-credential, however, it is designed for Secondary School teachers who expect to teach the QCAA Psychology General Senior Syllabus.

Course Details

Course Type Short Course (Professional Development)
Student Availability
  • Domestic
Full Fee $100
Application Mode
  • Other
How to Apply
For direct access to the micro-credential, visit our Learning Management Site: Be Different
Simply set up an account on the site to pay and access the micro-credential you wish to study.
Study Area
  • Education and Humanities
  • Psychology, Social Work and Community Services
Skill Area
  • Education Support

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
Not Applicable

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

Undertaking this micro-credential enables Secondary School teachers in Queensland to meet their Continuing Professional Development obligations and industry update requirements in their profession.

Upon successful completion of the micro-credential, students will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.


Course Structures

Study Mode Definitions

  • Mixed Mode courses are delivered online and require compulsory attendance of site-specific learning activities such as on-campus residential schools and/or workshops.
  • Online courses are delivered using online resources only.
  • On-campus courses are delivered using a combination of face-to-face and video conferencing style teaching at CQUniversity campuses.

*All study modes may include Vocational placement and/or work integrated learning.

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Standard Course Structure

12 hours

  • Online
No units are associated with this course

Course Learning Outcomes


  1. Outline the impact of neurotransmission and neurotransmitters on human responses
  2. Apply knowledge of localisation of brain function to investigate perception and memory, including the effect of visual perception on memory
  3. Explain the theory of memory in terms of how memory functions and how this has been conceptualised by psychologists
  4. Understand how knowledge of memory and storage of experience by the brain allows psychologists to investigate memory deficits
  5. Transfer knowledge of reinforcement schedules from psychological theory to a learning task.




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