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Gain a qualification in Psychology.

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Understand the human mind!

Our online psychology courses give you the opportunity to study the human mind and how it works. Your increased understanding of human behaviour will help with your personal and professional relationships and interactions.

Many of our psychology courses are accredited by the International Recognition and Accreditation Council.

For beginners: Introduction to Psychology


Learn the neurological processes of brain, environmental effects on behaviour, personality, psychological development and more. Gain an exciting overview of the world of psychology; understand why certain characteristics influence behaviour, and use this knowledge to motivate people in both your professional and personal life.

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Certificate in Psychology & Counselling

Cert Psy

Further your career by mastering the skills to manage and motivate people. You'll learn communication and conflict resolution skills and gain insight into the origins of human behaviour.

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Diploma in Psychology & Counselling


Understand the human mind and the counselling process with this internationally recognised qualification. You'll learn the theory behind the skills and techniques used to successfully help people work through their problems and issues with counselling.

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Certificate in Child Psychology


Gain insights into children's behaviour by learning how they develop psychologically and the influences on their behaviour and thinking. This course covers the development of a child’s cognitive abilities as well as their emotional and social behaviour. Learn how to provide an environment that nurtures child development.

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Cert in Adolescent Psychology

Adolescent Psychology

Teenage years can be very difficult for all members of the family! Examine the life changes each adolescent must navigate on their journey to adulthood. Gain an understanding of the role transitions and crises faced by young people and become a more effective parent, teacher or youth worker.

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Certificate in Criminal Psychology

Private investigator online course

There are many different approaches to understanding criminal behaviour. These range from social learning theories to labelling theory and individual differences. Understanding dividing theories will help you better process the thoughts and behaviours of criminals and people who cross the boundary of socially acceptable behaviour.

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About the course tutor

Maya Light

Course Tutor

Maya LightMaya is a provisionally registered clinical psychologist with a genuine passion for her subject. She has a lifelong thirst for knowledge, particularly when it comes to understanding how we perceive the world around us. Since achieving her psychology degree in 2007, she has tutored a number of courses for psychology students, and run workshops and support groups for people with eating disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), anxiety and depression.

Maya continues to enhance her own skills by reading and doing workshops that cover new psychological treatments. She is practising Emotion Focused Therapy, Schema Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to help her clients to deal with childhood and adulthood traumas, persistent difficulties, and serious mental health problems.

When she's not working, Maya will mostly likely have her head in an encyclopaedia or be studying the psychological aftermaths of major historic events. She loves to travel, Europe being her favourite destination.

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TCA Psychology Counselling Online Courses

TCA Psychology Counselling Online Courses

The Career Academy is an Approved Training Organisation, certified by the New Zealand Bookkeepers Association, Xero, MYOB, Reckon, New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants, International Live Events Association, Accountants and Tax Agents Institute of New Zealand and the Association of Administrative Professionals New Zealand. The International Association for Counselling has approved us as an Education Institute Member and the Institute of Hospitality has endorsed our Hospitality & Tourism courses. We are also an Approved Training Employer, certified by Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand and have been approved as a CPA Australia Recognised Employer Partner. Many of our courses are Internationally accredited by ICOES, the International Council for Online Educational Standards, which guarantees you a high standard of content with measurable outcomes from an ethically run training organisation. The Career Academy is Internationally Recognised by the International Accreditation & Recognition Council and is a Registered Service Provider with NZTE Regional Business Partners Network.