Programme Summary

The aim of Award in Aspects of Work Psychology (MQF 6) is to provide an appreciation for the role of psychology in the workplace. The course also aims to provide a sound knowledge and understanding for a number of topics in work psychology and how they can be applied to solve or avoid difficult situations that may arise in workplace settings.

Target Audience:

The target group are adults who are highly motivated to pursue further studies, having had at least 1 year of experience in human resources, management or employee/human relations post.

This course is composed of the following modules:

  • Module 1: An Introduction to Psychology at work
  • Module 2: Basic Principles in Personnel Selection
  • Module 3: Performance in the organisation
  • Module 4: Motivation, Change and Leadership
  • Module 5: Personal Development

Course Programme

Tutor:  Charmaine Sultana

Time:  16:30 – 19:00

Date: 10th, 17th, 24th, 30th March 2017

Assessment:  1000 word written assignment

  • What is Psychology?
  • Relevance of Psychology at work
  • Theory of Personality
  • Psychodynamic Approach
  • Behaviouristic Approach
  • Humanistic Approach
  • Cognitive and Social Learning Approach

Tutor:  Charmaine Sultana

Time:  16:30 – 19:00

Date:  7th, 13th, 21st, 27th April 2017

Assessment:  1000 word written assignment

  • The recruitment and personnel selection process
  • The concept of validity, reliability and fairness
  • Job analysis and design
  • The Curriculum Vitae
  • The Interview
  • Psychometric Tests of Ability and Personality
  • Work Samples and Assessment Centres

Tutor:  Charmaine Sultana

Time:  16:30 – 19:00

Date:  5th, 12th, 19th, 26th May 2017

Assessment:  1000 word written assignment

  • An introduction to performance management
  • Difference between performance management and performance appraisals
  • Subjective performance measurement: the pitfalls
  • The purpose and objective of appraisals
  • Conducting a performance assessment and an appraisal
  • Using appraisals to enhance performance
  • 360-degree feedback

Tutor:  Calvin Cassar

Time:  17:15 – 19:45

Date:  31st May 2017, 9th, 14th, 21st June 2017

Assessment:  1500 word written assignment

  • Motivating oneself and others at the work place.
  • Theories of motivation
  • Effective and Ineffective Teams
  • The employer-employee relationship
  • Leadership styles
  • Change management and organisational development

Tutor:  Anthony Gatt

Time:  17:15 – 19:45

Date:  28th June 2017, 5th, 12th, 19th July 2017

Assessment:  Presentation and Feedback Session

  • Stress at work and work-life balance
  • Handling Emotions in the workplace
  • How to be a good communicator at work
  • Listening and Empathy at work
  • Giving Appropriate Feedback at the work place
  • Resolving Conflict at the work place
  • Assertiveness at the work place


Charmaine Sultana

Charmaine Sultana is currently the Human Resources Manager at Arkadia Marketing Ltd. She has worked in human resources for the past decade gaining experience in various sectors including services, manufacturing and retail. Charmaine earned an M.Sc in Organisational Psychology from University of London, Birkbeck College, an Honours Degree in Psychology from University of Malta and a Diploma in General Management from Maastricht School of Management. During her time at Birkbeck College, Charmaine was awarded the best dissertation of the year and has also gained certification in Level A and B Psychometric testing. Charmaine’s speciality is the dynamics of working relationships as well as interventions at the individual, group and organisational levels for continuous development and effectiveness. This is backed up by both her academic achievement as well as her years of experience in the HR field.

Calvin Cassar

Calvin Cassar is currently employed as Human Resources and Administration Manager at Mizzi Motors Limited, part of Mizzi Organisation. He has worked in human resources for the past six years, having worked in precedence in technical, supervisory and managerial roles. He holds an M.Sc. in Occupational Psychology from the University of Leicester and a B.Psy (Hons) qualification from the University of Malta. He holds particular interest and expertise in recruitment, assessment and quantitative analyses having gained exposure in these through academic as well as work experiences.

Anthony Gatt

Anthony Gatt B.Psy (Hons) MA (Brit. Columb.) is a counselling psychologist in private practice. He trained in Canada and has been practicing for the last 11years. Apart from his counselling and psychotherapy practice, he runs several staff support services in various organisations and delivers training in Motivational Interviewing and counselling related topics. He is a visiting lecturer at the University of Malta and lectures in the Department of Psychology, the Department of Counselling and the Department of Public Policy. In the latter department he is coordinator of the Industrial Psychology Unit within the B.Commerce programme. He also lectures in the areas of inter- and intra-personal skills, team-work, individual and group counselling at undergraduate and graduate levels.



Price for all 5 modules, 20 sessions is €900.

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Equinox Academy is licensed as a Higher Education License Institution (License number 2015-005) by the National Commission for Further and Higher Education.


Sessions for this course will be held as follows:

  • Module 1 – 10th, 17th, 24th, 30th March 2017
  • Module 2 – 7th, 13th, 21st, 27th April 2017
  • Module 3 – 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th May 2017
  • Module 4 – 31st May 2017, 9th, 14th, 21st June 2017
  • Module 5 – 28th June 2017, 5th, 12th, 19th July 2017

The sessions above will be held in English.


To be advised closer to start-of-course date.