How to become a forensic psychologist

“Forensic psychologists are scientist-practitioners. They apply psychological knowledge, theory and skills to the understanding and functioning of legal and criminal justice systems, and to conducting research in relevant areas. They often work in criminal, civil and family legal contexts and provide services for litigants, perpetrators, victims, and personnel of government and community organisations.” (APS, 2020)

ESS01 Essentials in forensic psychology

This course introduces you to the necessary knowledge and training that enable psychologists to work in forensic settings. It details the training requirements and pathways towards registration, and identifies the roles and responsibilities of professional practice. 

The course is suitable for undergraduate psychology students and graduates wishing to develop skills in forensic psychology.

The course launches on May 1 2021. 

Who is this course for?

  • Undergraduate psychology students

    Students currently enrolled in undergraduate courses in psychology.

  • Graduate psychology students

    Graduates with completed three or four year degrees in psychology. Also suitable for those with postgraduate training in other Areas of Practice Endorsement.

  • Those working in forensic settings

    Those working in forensic settings (such as corrections) wishing to advance their psychological knowledge.

Meet your instructor

Stephen's groundbreaking work on interviewing children changed the way that child witnesses are questioned. His subsequent work with the Metropolitan Police included creating a new information-gathering approach to questioning suspects, which Stephen labelled "investigative interviewing". Stephen has been teaching legal and forensic psychology in Australia since 1992. He has been Head of Postgraduate Training in Forensic Psychology at two Australian Universities.        

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Course launches May 1

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  • Forensii? Is that a typo?

    No, it's not a typo. Forensii combines all our favourite words - forensic, that's the "forens" part, and investigative interviewing, that's the "ii" part. Simple really. If you spot any other odd-looking words on our websites, those probably are typos. Sorry.

  • Can I get a refund if I’m not happy with the course?

    We have a 100% Money Back Guarantee. We believe in the high quality of our courses so much that if you are not 100% satisfied then you can cancel that purchase within 30 days of the purchase date to qualify for a refund of the full purchase price. Our one condition is that you should not have completed more than 33% of the course, or two modules (because if you really didn’t like the course you wouldn’t have completed more than that.

  • How do I pay?

    You can pay by credit card. We have a secure payment system powered by the leading online payment system: Stripe. If you need a payment plan, please contact us and we will help to set one up for you.

  • How long will it take to complete the course?

    It should take about 3 hours to complete the course, depending on how long you engage with some of the set ‘activities’.