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|Award granted||Master of Psychology (Industrial and Organisational)|
|Campus||Offered at Melbourne Burwood Campus|
|Length||2 years full time|
|Next available intake|
March (Trimester 1)
|Indicative annual fee 2013||$23,350* AUD|
|Level||Higher Degree Coursework (Masters and Doctorates)|
|CRICOS course code||038989C|
Overall IELTS score of 7 with no band less than 7. More information is available at www.ielts.org
|Deakin course code||H752|
|Faculty contacts||Deakin International|
Tel +61 3 9627 4877
Organisational psychology is the science of people at work. As an organisational psychologist you may work with organisations, teams and individual employees to improve their performance and increase effectiveness and productivity in the workplace. You may analyse organisations and their people, and devise strategies to recruit, motivate, develop, change and inspire.
The Master of Psychology (Industrial and Organisational) you will acquire the academic, practical and research skills required for accreditation and registration, and to enter this specialty profession either in employment as practising organisational psychologists or as an employee of one of the many organisations or industries employing psychologists.
Throughout the course you will develop specialist knowledge of industrial and organisational psychology; competence in the design and conduct of research gained through completing a thesis in the area of industrial or organisational psychology; and knowledge and awareness of the ethical principles of psychological practice, in particular in relation to the practice of industrial/organisation psychology.
The Master of Psychology (Industrial and Organisational) meets the requirements for graduates to register as generalist psychologists with the Psychology Board of Australia, and for membership of the Australian Psychological Society (APS). Graduates will be eligible to apply for membership of the College of Organisational Psychologists and endorsement as an Organisational Psychologist following two years of work experience supervised by an organisational psychologist, together with completion of stipulated professional development requirements.
Organisational psychology is the fastest growing area of psychology in Australia and the United States. Organisations have come to appreciate the contribution that organisational psychologists can make in areas such as personnel selection, employee motivation, teamwork, communication skills, stress management, employee evaluation, job satisfaction, efficiency and productivity. As an registered and accredited organisational psychologist, you may find employment as practising organisational psychologists or as an employee of one of the many organisations or industries employing psychologists.
The course consists of 16 credit points covering three inter-related strands: theory, research and practice. The course has a strong emphasis on a practical problem-solving approach within a structure of organisational psychology units. Students are required to complete a minimum of 125 days of professional work experience within an organisational setting. Students will complete a minimum of 4 credit points each trimester over two years for full time study or part time equivalent.
Trimester of offer may vary from level to level.
|HPY701||Leadership Assessment, Development and Coaching|
|HPS721||Organisational Development and Change Management|
|HPS722||Facilitation, Training and Evaluation in Organisations|
|HPS723||Organisational Placement 1|
|HPS724||Applied Methodology for Organisational Analysis|
|HPS725||Organisational Placement 2|
|HPS726||The Social Psychology of Organisations: An Introduction|
|HPS727||Organisational Intervention Strategies and Skills|
|HPS728||Organisational Placement 3|
|HPS730||Occupational Health and Wellbeing|
|HPS758||Psychological Assessment in Organisations|
|HPS759||Issues in Professional Industrial and Organisational Psychology|
|HPS785||Research Thesis A|
|HPS792||Research Thesis B|
|HPS793||Research Thesis C|
|HPS794||Research Thesis D|
Students are also expected to attend the weekly School Research Colloquia.
The placement program is designed to provide you with a wide range of organisational problems and experiences in a variety of settings. The placements are designed to equip you with a range of professional skills and to develop an awareness of professional issues. You will be exposed to the workings of organisations and of industries and the types of issues that arise in an organisational and industrial psychological context. You will be involved in placements in different sectors including manufacturing, retail, finance, public service and consultancies. Contracts will be drawn up that will clearly specify the skills to be mastered, your responsibilities and the responsibilities of the placement supervisor. Placement supervisors are registered psychologists, eligible for membership of the College of Organisational Psychologists. Each placement requires the full complement of days to be completed. Unsatisfactory progress in any one placement may result in exclusion from the course.
Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.
In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.
For more information on the Deakin Admissions Policy visit The Guide.
The prerequisite for entry to the course is the completion of a four-year sequence of study in an accredited psychology program which meets national registration requirements and eligibility for Associate Membership of the APS, or equivalent. The four-year sequence may be either an honours program or the combination of a three-year undergraduate degree including a psychology major and an approved postgraduate program.
Entry will be competitive, based on academic results, referees' reports and interview before a panel of school selection staff. It would normally be expected that applicants will have achieved a minimum honours grade of 2A or equivalent. Relevant professional experience will be a factor in selection.
Applicants should provide certified copies of academic transcripts from all previous tertiary studies undertaken.
From 2013 international students must have an overall IELTS score of 7 with no band less than 7.
Please refer to the Faculty of Health section of the Future Students website and download appropriate forms for your course.
Tracking your application
If you have already applied and wish to enquire about your application please refer to the relevant area through which you originally applied.
Domestic students enrolled in this postgraduate coursework program may be eligible for student income support through Youth Allowance and Austudy.
Further information can be found at Deakin University's Fees website.