This unit focuses on developing the knowledge required to confront the professional and ethical issues that arise in the practice of psychology, as well as in psychological research. The objective of GDP1 is to develop students’ knowledge of the competencies and skills required to practice in a safe and professional manner. The unit requires students to examine common ethical issues and dilemmas faced in psychological practice and to become familiar with the APS Code of Ethics and other relevant rules and guidelines. The unit also develops students’ self-awareness, insight and understanding of the responsibilities of contemporary psychological practice.