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Certificate in Child Psychological Development

This course will provide an overview of child psychology, including but not limited to the nature and nurture influences on a child’s development, why correlation rather than cause is used in the study of children’s behaviour and the key issues in studying children.

This course will provide an introduction to key theories and issues within the study of newborn psychology and development, and will include but not be limited to theories of newborn development, genetic and environmental factors (nature and nurture) that can influence a child’s personality and the effect the perinatal environment can have on a child’s development.

This course will provide an introduction to the early development of children before they acquire language, including but not limited to sensory discrimination and the various types of discrimination, the infant states psychologists observe in research and the concept of Habituation.

This course will provide an introduction to ways infants and young children learn, and a range of factors that can influence their learning. It will include but not be limited to the four basic ways of learning and how they can be practically applied to a child’s learning, the roles of reinforcement, consequences and punishment and the factors that contribute to learned helplessness.

This course will provide an overview of how healthy social and emotional development can be studied and supported in children, including but not limited to the emotions displayed at different stages of an infant’s development, theories on mother-child attachment and the perceptual recognition approach.

This course will provide an introduction to psychological understandings of reasoning skills and information processing, and how these skills apply to children’s learning. It will include but not be limited to the different types of play and why they are important, Piaget’s stages of cognitive development and the significance of memory capacity in cognitive development.

This course will provide an introduction to a range of theories about how children first learn to speak and understand language, including but not limited to the different language acquisition theories, the development of speech during the first two years of a baby’s life and techniques that can aid the development of language in babies.

This course will provide an introduction to a range of influences on the development of intelligence in children, and will include but not be limited to the influence nature and nurture has on intelligence, approaches to defining intelligence and the impact parental influences can have on intelligence.

This course will provide an introduction to the beginnings of social cognition in children, including but not limited to key concepts of social cognition, the development of egocentrism in children and how the development of social cognition is reflected in friendships children form.

This course will provide an introduction to the ways that children learn right and wrong, covering various approaches to the psychological study of morality. It will include but not be limited to the difference between power-assertive discipline and inductive discipline, strategies designed to encourage altruistic behaviour and a look at aggression.

This course will take a look at a range of influences on the development of sexuality in children, and will include but not be limited to Freud’s key principle on child sexuality and psychosexual development, gender identity vs sex role identity, sexual behaviour displayed by children and a look at abuse.

This course will provide an introduction to the impact of socialisation on the healthy development of children, including but not limited to the influence and effects parental behaviour and family structure can have on a child’s development, common disciplinary methods, the level of influence siblings have on a child’s development as well as the influence of peer interaction on socialisation.

Certificate in Adolescent Psychological Development

This course will provide an introduction and basic overview of Xero, including but not limited to the benefits of using Xero and cloud computing, the system requirements for Xero, and how to navigate the Xero Dashboard.
This course will provide an introduction to setting up the Xero Payroll module, and will include but not be limited to how to assign users with payroll administration access, how to create pay calendars, and how to create holiday groups.
This course will provide a close look at payroll items in Xero, including but not limited to pay item categories, earnings rates, deductions and reimbursement pay items as well as leave items.
This course will take a look at new employees and leave requests in Xero, and will include but not be limited to setting up employees, entering opening balances, and assigning leave.
This course will provide an introduction to pay templates in Xero, and will include but not be limited to how to produce new pay templates, how to apply changes to pay templates and how to apply changes to employee earnings.
This course will take a close look at creating and posting pay runs in Xero, and will include but not be limited to processing pay runs, creating unscheduled pay runs, reverting posted pay runs and modifying draft payslips.
This course will provide an overview of payslips and payroll reporting in Xero, and will include but not be limited to accessing historical payslips for employees and how to locate and produce payroll reports.

This course will provide an introduction to Employment Payment Summaries, including but not limited to the procedure for reconciliation from payroll to the general ledger, how to prepare payroll for the year end and how to produce employment payment summaries so that they can be filed with the ATO and published to the employee’s secure portal.

This course will provide an introduction to the changes that occur moving from adolescence to adulthood, including but not limited to Erikson’s latter stages of development, theories on vocational development and the influential factors on career choice.

Certificate in Counselling Skills  

This course will provide an introduction and basic overview of Xero, including but not limited to the benefits of using Xero and cloud computing, the system requirements for Xero, and how to navigate the Xero Dashboard.
This course will provide an in-depth overview of aged receivables and payables, a fundamental area for business owners and accounting staff. This includes but is not limited to the aged receivables and payables process and reports, as well as the cash conversion cycle and ratio reports.
This course will provide an overview of fixed assets in Xero, including but not limited to the process for setting up fixed assets, how to view the fixed asset register and disposal schedule, depreciation options and processes, and the fixed asset reconciliation report.
This course will look at how to access the budgeting module in Xero and will include information on the purpose of creating and working to a budget, how to create an overall budget in Xero, and instructions on how to import or export budgets and generate budget reports.
This course will provide guidance on how to set up tracking categories to monitor and analyse different areas of a business, and will include but is not limited to the process for creating tracking categories in Xero, the tracking of budgets and payroll expenses, and how to produce reports with tracking categories.
This course will provide an in-depth look at the reporting options in Xero, including but not limited to an overview of the wide range of reports that can be generated in Xero, GST Return and Reconciliation, and a look at ratio analysis and ratio categories.
This course will provide a close look at the useful tool of creating fully customised templates in Xero, and will include but not be limited to the process of creating and assigning branded themes to invoices, purchase orders and credit notes, making a custom branded theme the new default theme, as well as the process of modifying or deleting existing templates.
This course will provide an introduction to the many features and tools of Xero Projects and Xero Expenses, both Xero products offered as optional integrations to add to a Xero subscription. It will include but not be limited to information on how to add tasks, project quotes and staff cost rates in Xero Projects, as well as how to create, approve, decline and analyse expenses and mileage claims in Xero Expenses.

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This course costs $1,450 + GST or only $25 per week on a no deposit, interest free payment plan. Click here to get started now.

This course takes approximately 300 hours, and you’ll have up to 12 months to complete. Study in your own time, at your own pace. Most of The Career Academy courses are designed so that you do one module a week. But if life gets busy you can take longer and even apply for a course extension if you need more time.

Your course will be delivered through our online learning platform. You can access our online learning platform from any web browser 24/7 so you can work whenever and wherever you want. You can also interact with your tutors and other students within the learning environment. Online learning allows you to make the best use of your time and puts all the resources you need at your fingertips. There are no set course start dates, you can start whenever you are ready. Your tutors and student services will check in on your progress and help you every step of the way.

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