Undergraduate Certificate in Interpersonal and Organisational Skills

VU course code: HUIO | Level of study: Undergraduate
0.5 years full time
In person

Fee type for this course: Full fee

VU Melbourne: Footscray Park


Gain specialised knowledge to help people thrive in the workplace, with the Undergraduate Certificate in Interpersonal and Organisational Skills from Victoria University. 

This course gives you a recognised qualification within six months – providing a fast track towards a new career.  

You'll gain expertise in positive workplace experiences – such as well-conducted interviews, successful group work, optimal management and best-practice leadership. You'll also gain a sound understanding of organisational ethics, including employee diversity and wellbeing.

Graduate with knowledge and skills in:

  • interpersonal communication and problem solving
  • counselling and organisational psychology theories
  • organisational processes and how they impact on individual wellbeing.

If you decide to keep studying to aim for higher roles, you may progress to the Bachelor of Psychological Studies and Bachelor of Psychology (Honours).

Entry requirements

When assessing your application, we consider your educational achievements and work experience, as well as your skills and personal attributes (where relevant).

Applicants for this course will need to meet the entry criteria outlined below. If you don’t meet the entry criteria, you may be able to gain entry by first completing a related course or unit(s). We call this a ‘pathway’.

You may also be eligible for course ‘credits’, where you are granted a unit or units towards your qualification for equivalent previous study or work experience, so you can graduate sooner.

ATAR requirements

No minimum ATAR required

This course does not have a minimum ATAR requirement for entry. Read the entry criteria for this course below.

Why ATAR is not applicable

You do not need an ATAR score to apply for this course. Instead, you need to have successfully completed secondary school and to meet any requirements outlined below. Our courses and support programs are designed to prepare students from diverse cultures for success, regardless of their ATAR, age, education or socioeconomic background.

Entry criteria

Credit & Entry pathways into this course

Victoria University is committed to providing a transparent admissions process. Find out more about how to apply for our courses, and our commitment to admissions transparency. Meeting the minimum admission criteria does not guarantee entry into this course. Past academic performance may be considered.

Course Structure

To attain the Undergraduate Certificate in Interpersonal and Organisational Skills students will be required to complete:

  • 48 credit points Core units

Fees & Scholarships

University fees vary, depending on how much the government contributes towards course costs (if anything).

Read below to find out about the fee ‘type’, the estimated yearly tuition costs for this course, and the financial support on offer (including our generous scholarship program).




Use the knowledge and training gained in this course to develop your current professional skill set, or begin a new career. It is especially useful for roles where psychology improves organisational practices, such as human resources and people management.

You'll graduate with foundational skills and knowledge to pursue further training in psychology, counselling, human resources and other roles in organisational settings.

If you decide to keep studying to aim for higher roles, you may progress to the Bachelor of Psychological Studies and Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) (with credit from this undergraduate certificate). 

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