Psychology – General Developmental and Industrial

Psychology- General Developmental and Industrial

  • NQF: 6
  • SAQA ID: 21135
  • CREDITS: 240


Psychology focuses on the mind and the behavior of humans. This course focuses on the general principles of psychology and children’s physical, emotional and intellectual development and human behavior in the workplace. it is the study of human behavior and experience and the ways in which individuals relate to each other and their environment.

Career Fields

With this qualification, successful learners could pursue a career in:

  • Counselling services
  • Development Psychology
  • Industrial Psychology
Admission Requirements
  • A National Senior Certificate or equivalent
Certification and Examination Authority

The Diploma in Psychology -General Developmental and Industrial qualification is accredited by the Quality Council of Trade and Occupations (QCTO). Certificates are issued by Berea Technical College (BTC). Berea Technical College is accredited by Umalusi Council of Quality Assurance in General and Further Education and Training and by the Quality Council of Trade and Occupations (QCTO). Programmes are fully accredited with the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET).


Two (2) years full-time

Study Materials
  • A prescribed textbook list is available from the Academic Department at the campus
  • Electronic copies of the study guide for this course is available on the student portal
Additional Costs

Students must make provision for additional items such as textbooks, stationery, supplementary examinations, research costs and printing of study guides.


Enquire at the Berea College of Technology campus for a pricelist for the programme you are interested in.

1st Year 1st Semester Subjects
Psychology at work, Communication skills, Computer Practice, Basic Psychology, Developmental Psychology
1st Year 2nd Semester Subjects
Employee and Organizational Wellness, Intro to Basic Health Care and Counselling, Personality Theories, Employment Relations
2nd Year 1st Semester Subjects
Personality in work context, Personnel and Career Psychology, Individual Differences and Work Performances, Adulthood and Maturity
2nd Year 2nd Semester Subjects
Psychology in Socienty, Mental Health Encounters, Counselling Skills, Workforce Diversity

Formative and summative assessments are an integral part of the programme and are used to ensure that the learner understands the course and is able to successfully complete the qualification.

Student Support Services
  • Job readiness skills
  • CV writing, interview training and workshops
  • Campus Counsellor
  • Work-integrated learning, internships and post-graduate employment
Centre for Student Relations (CSR)

The Centre provides a free online service to students who require additional academic and personal support.

Further Studies

On successful completion, learners will receive a Diploma in Psychology General Developmental and Industrial. This diploma is a foundation for further studies. Learners may enquire at Berea College Campuses for post-graduate qualifications.