Basic Applied Psychometrics

Estimated cost: R1001 – R5000
Field Of Study: Industrial Psychology,Psycholgy,Educational Psych
Department Name: Industrial Psychology


The objective of the course is therefore to equip students with the knowledge and practical skills in psychometrics required for admission to the BPsych Equivalent programme at Stellenbosch University. Successful completion of the short course ensures that the applicant is seen as a qualifying candidate, with respect to Psychometrics, but does not guarantee selection. Background:

The BPsych Equivalent programme (code 3877), presented by the Department of Industrial Psychology at Stellenbosch University, leads to statutory registration as Psychometrist (Independent Practice) after successful completion of the professional board examination. The minimum admission criteria for the BPsych Equivalent programme at Stellenbosch University includes an Honours degree in Psychology, with 65% in Applied Assessment and Psychometrics. The Basic Applied Psychometrics short course serves as a bridging course for students who do not meet the entry requirements for the BPsych Equivalent programme in terms of the Psychometrics module. Main objectives:

* To construct and evaluate psychometric tests.
* To develop, apply and evaluate decision-making rules for selection and developmental interventions.

Entry Requirement: Professional 3-year Bachelor’s degree/Advanced Diploma or Equivalent Qualification
Certificate Type: Competence
Delivery Mode: Online
Duration: 6 months
Presentation Language: English
Contact Person Name: A Lackay
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Latest Year Offered: 2023