PSCN1001 – Certificate in Child Psychological Development

Learn how children develop psychologically and what influences their behaviour and thinking.

Understand how a child’s cognitive abilities develop and gain insights into their emotional and social behaviour. This online course helps parents and child care workers understand how they can provide an environment that nurtures a child’s development.

Rated 4.67 out of 5 based on 30 customer ratings
(30 customer reviews)
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30 reviews for PSCN1001 – Certificate in Child Psychological Development

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Stacy Washintong

    Im finding the course interesting but im forever fustrated that it takes a long time for the assignments to be marked and the moodle portal is always playing up, therefore it hinders my study capabilities.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Su Jie

    just started the course

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Katherine Neale

    The material was very informative and enjoyable. I learnt alot about the computer too. I found all the tutors very helpful. There was a couple of questions that weren’t really clear but the tutors are fixing them

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sandras Murphy

    just starting

  5. Rated 2 out of 5

    Sharon Williams-Mills

    still trying to complete first assessment as had a sick son and was in hospital with him for 4 months

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Tyla-Anne Rainbow


  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Amanda Perejuan


  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jason Forrest

    youth counselling

  9. Rated 4 out of 5

    Vanessa Lovell

    Very good- I just don’t have enoughhours in a day

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    Maya Gutierrez

    great, very good are the tutors and the information of the courses are very complete

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kathy Alison Quinn

    Very good indeed, course and tutors

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    Maria Lethbridge

    I’m enjoying my course and finding the tutors extremely encouraging. When I need help they’ve been able to point me in the right direction.

  13. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ranijini Sanderan

    My tutors all of them was great. They were the reason for me to pass all my exams. Their feedbacks was so clear and informative. I didn’t feel that i was alone. They were always available for me whenever I was in need. I learned alot about myself while studying this course. It was such a great journey. Thank you so much.

  14. Rated 5 out of 5

    Anna Cseh

    The course met my expectations – The tutors were knowledgeable and help was available when I needed it. – The best part is I am able to gain some income while I am studying. I have got a lot of guide, 5 advice, support from the Tutors. The course condense was very high expectations

  15. Rated 5 out of 5

    Catherine Atkinson

    The friendliness of staff and the easy to understand course material and questions/assignments

  16. Rated 5 out of 5

    Rachel Mcrae

    This course suits my lifestyle as i have good Children i can do it in my free time. i can learn and get what i need for the sort of job i want. i have a 2 year old daughter who is still at home so i can raise her and help myself and my family by gaining knownledge of Children etc

  17. Rated 4 out of 5

    Sonia Stalker

    You stood out more from other websites and academies. More info regarding psychology or more info in the PDF version regarding the questions we had to answer as I had to google quite a lot of answers. The tutors were great help and very much appreciated.

  18. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ranjini Sanderan

    I chose to study with the career academy Because of the awesome assistance Im getting from the tutors!
    And of course for the interesting courses available which will be very useful for my future. Thank you so much to all my tutors for your assistance!

  19. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ranjini Sanderan Sanderan

    Because of the awesome assistance Im getting from the tutors!
    And of course for the interesting courses available which will be very useful for my future Thank you so much to all my tutors for your assistance!

  20. Rated 5 out of 5

    Beverley Diane Darlow

    the course has been great so far than you

  21. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sharna Edwards

    I chose the career academy – Heard Wonderful Reviews – I don’t believe the course needs improving.

  22. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sharna Edwards

    Enjoyed it

  23. Rated 5 out of 5

    Merenia Karetai

    An improvement could be when I email tutors for help would like help. I chose the career academy cause i wanted to give a try

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Course structure

Key benefits

  • Extend your knowledge of child behaviour
  • Understand children’s learning and development
  • Learn skills to help children grow and develop
  • Clear, in-depth information
  • Receive support via phone or email from our experienced tutors

Learn how children develop psychologically as they grow, and what factors (such as learning, parenting styles, reinforcement and genetic makeup) influence their behaviour and thinking. Anyone who lives or works with children will gain valuable insights into child behaviour.

This course is designed for

  • Parents wanting a greater understanding of their child’s behaviour
  • Anyone wanting to build or enhance their career in child care

Career Opportunities

  • Childcare Worker
  • Counsellor
  • Psychologist
  • Doctor
  • Community Service Worker
  • Teacher
  • Social Worker

We donate when you complete!

Youthline LogoWe donate to Youthline every time one of our students completes a child psychology/counselling course. We fully support Youthline in the important work they do with New Zealand kids. “Youthline has been changing the lives of young New Zealanders since 1970 through youth help and personal development programmes. Youthline is a Youth development organisation which has developed a unique, community based approach to the development of people and the delivery of services. Youth development is about being connected, having quality relationships, fostering participation and being able to access good information.”

Course summary

Investment: $495 + GST or only $25 per week on a payment plan


Assessments: 12 modules / 12 assignments


Duration: 120 hours. Learn at your own pace, but ideally complete one module per week


Access Time: You will have access to this course for up to 6 months until you complete


Course Level: 4

This course covers 12 modules

PSCG152 – Introduction to Child Psychology
PSCG214 – The Newborn Infant
PSCG204 – States and Senses of the Infant
PSCG157 – Learning
PSCG129 – Emotions and Socialisation
PSCG110 – Cognitive Development
PSCG156 – Language Development
PSCG148 – Intelligence
PSCG200 – Socialisation – Part A
PSCG169 – Morality
PSCG197 – Child Sexuality
PSCG201 – Socialisation – Part B

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★★★★★ “This course went beyond meeting my expectations. It was clear and easy to follow.” – Loren Mohai


★★★★★ “It was my dream to be an early childhood educator and the career academy made it possible.” – Sazia Hassan

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