Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Psychological Assessment
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This course is the first of such course in Singapore
This course prepares learners to be competent psychometricians
This course is not a Graduate Diploma in Psychology Programme.
Psychometricians conduct and administer psychological testing using self-reports, observations of practical skills, collateral sources, or a combination of them and utilize the results to identify conditions including a learning disability or factors regarding a test subject’s personality and intelligence. They schedule consultations and secure testing environments for subjects that are free from extraneous variables and distractions. They ensure they have the proper tools before testing begins and that clients understand the purpose of a session before it begins. They administer instruments in a standardized manner and perform slight modifications to translate items if needed and permitted.
Are psychometricians an actual profession?
Yes, psychometricians are an actual profession. As a psychometrician, your job is to support psychologists by administering a variety of psychological tests. You frequently evaluate the educational level of patients, verify the validity and reliability of each test and exam, and decide the best method to use when testing for a specific issue. Once the tests are complete, you help psychologists assess the results and select a course of treatment. You may help create tests, modify tests to account for special needs or disabilities, and keep up with industry developments. Psychometrics should not be confused with psychometry, the supposed psychic ability to acquire information by touching objects.
What is the difference between psychometricians and psychologists?
While both psychometricians and psychometrists work in the area of psychometrics, they are very different positions.
A psychometrician administer tests and help support in the interpretation of results. In most cases, the psychometrist is responsible for administering and scoring those tests. The psychometrist works under the guidance of a clinical psychologist or neuropsychologist in a support role.
Another primary difference between a psychometrician vs psychometrist is in the level of education required to do the job. A psychometrist only needs a bachelor’s degree and a specialist graduate level training in psychological testing, psychometrics or a closely related field to be considered for an entry level position. Some organizations have a staff of psychometrists. Professionals with advanced education or training may have supervisory responsibilities.
About the course
A Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Psychological Assessment is a specialized postgraduate program designed to provide students with training and skills in the area of psychological assessment.
This Postgraduate diploma program is typically suited for individuals who have a background in psychology or a related field and want to deepen their expertise in psychological assessment practices.
The programme provides skills training for people intending to apply psychological assessment techniques in organisations, health including hospitals and hospices, social welfare, social workers and in education, community and rehabilitation, and human resource management.
The objectives of the programme are to ensure a level of knowledge about the tools, techniques, and major approaches to psychological assessment; to provide training in psychological assessment practice and develop skills for application in workplace, health, education among others.
Comprehensive Understanding: Graduates will have a deep and comprehensive understanding of the principles and theories that underlie psychological assessment, including psychometrics, measurement, and assessment methods.
Selection and Application of Assessment Tools: Graduates will be proficient in selecting and applying a wide range of assessment tools, such as standardized tests, questionnaires, and structured interviews, to assess individuals across various domains, including clinical, educational, and neuropsychological settings.
Psychometric Expertise: Graduates will have the knowledge and skills to effectively evaluate the psychometric properties of assessment instruments, including reliability, validity, norms, and test construction.
Clinical Assessment Skills: For those specializing in clinical assessment, graduates will be capable of conducting comprehensive assessments to diagnose psychological disorders, evaluate mental health conditions, and assess personality traits and characteristics.
Educational Assessment Skills: Graduates specializing in educational assessment will be equipped to assess students' learning abilities, identify learning disabilities, and measure academic achievement, contributing to effective educational interventions.
Neuropsychological Assessment Skills: For those focusing on neuropsychological assessment, graduates will be skilled in assessing cognitive functioning and identifying neurological and brain-related conditions.
Personality Assessment Skills: Graduates specializing in personality assessment will be proficient in assessing personality traits and characteristics, providing valuable insights into individuals' behavior and preferences.
Ethical and Cultural Competence: Graduates will adhere to ethical standards in psychological assessment, demonstrate cultural competence, and be aware of ethical and legal considerations, including issues related to confidentiality and informed consent.
Assessment Report Writing: Graduates will be proficient in writing clear, accurate, and professionally formatted assessment reports that effectively communicate assessment findings to stakeholders.
Data Analysis for Assessment: Graduates will possess the skills to analyze assessment data, interpret results, and make evidence-based recommendations based on assessment findings.
Earn a Graduate Diploma in Applied Psychological Assessment.
All the modules here can be taken as individual stackable units and it stacks to form a complete qualification. Each module completion will be awarded a "certificate". Each modules taken separately is priced at $2000. Please email us if you wish to take the modules as stackable qualifications.
Above 21 years of age, and
Degree in psychology or counselling related or other qualifications of equivalent level, or
Mature candidates who are at least 30 years old with at least 8 years of working experience.
1. At least a pass (minimum ‘E’) at GCE A-Level English or IELTS
What can you do with this Postgraduate diploma?
A postgraduate diploma in applied psychological assessment in Singapore can open up various career opportunities in the field of psychological testing, mental health evaluation, research, psychometrics, mental health support, psychological associate, and psychology. Additionally, it can serve as a valuable qualification for many positions.
The million dollar question: What can you do with this diploma?
Other mental health specialist role
How much can you make?
According to WorldSalaries.com, and SalaryExpert.com, psychometricians in Singapore can expect to make anywhere between S$65,940/year to S$195,200/year with an average of S$93,817/year or an hourly rate of $45. For private practice, rates can be anywhere between $50/hr to $110/hr.
Your instructor for this course are registered clinical psychologist in practice
Chartered Psychologist (British Psychological Society)
Registered Clinical Psychologist (Singapore Psychological Society)
Dr. Eileen Ng,
Registered Clinical Psychologist (Singapore Psychological Society)
Licensed Clinical Psychologist (Rehabilitation Council of India)