Master of Psychology (Industrial and Organisational)
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|Award granted||Master of Psychology (Industrial and Organisational)|
|Campus||Offered at Burwood (Melbourne)|
|Length||2 years full time|
|Next available intake|
March (Trimester 1)
|Indicative annual fee 2015||$25,080* 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
Course is under review in 2015 and may be subject to change
- Course overview
- Professional recognition
- Fees and charges
- Career opportunities
- Course rules
- Course structure
- Entry requirements - general
- Entry requirements - specific
- Credit for prior learning - general
- How to apply
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.
Note: This course is currently accredited as at the date of publishing. The eligibility of students for membership of the accrediting body is subject to meeting the requirements of the APS and the College of Organisational Psychologists. Deakin University makes no representation that students will meet those requirements.
Fees and charges
Fee paying place - International (IFP)
A fee paying place is one for which the University does not receive any government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute the full cost of their course.
Fees for international students apply to persons living in Australia with Temporary Resident status, provided that there is no limitation on study and persons living abroad who are not Australian citizens and do not have Permanent Resident status in Australia.
Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is the standard full time load for one year of study.
* The 'indicative annual course fee' cited has been provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2015, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking a full-time quota of units within the specified discipline.
The actual fees charged by Deakin University will depend upon the discipline from which each individual unit is chosen, and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines. The cost of each unit offered in 2015 can be viewed from the Unit Search.
Please note that the fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.
Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on 'indicative course fees' to calculate the total future cost of their course.
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 a 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||An Introduction to Organisational Psychology|
|HPS727||Organisational Intervention Strategies and Skills|
|HPS728||Organisational Placement 3|
|HPS730||Occupational Health and Wellbeing|
|HPS758||Psychological Assessment in Organisations|
|HPS759||Issues in Professional 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.
Entry requirements - general
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 Admission Criteria and Selection Policy visit The Guide.
Entry requirements - specific
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.
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.
Credit for prior learning - general
If you have completed previous studies which you believe may reduce the number of units you have to complete at Deakin, indicate in the appropriate section on your application that you wish to be considered for credit for prior learning. You will need to provide a certified copy of your previous course details so your credit can be determined. If you are eligible, your offer letter will then contain information about your credit for prior learning.
Your credit for prior learning is formally approved prior to your enrolment at Deakin during the Enrolment and Orientation Program. You must bring original documents relating to your previous study so that this approval can occur.
You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.
How to apply
- Applicant Portal: Use our online application system to submit and track your application now OR
- Apply through a Deakin International office: Fill out an application form and submit it to a Deakin International office OR
- Apply through a Deakin representative: Take your application form to your preferred agent for assistance.
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.
- If you applied through a Deakin representative please contact your representative.
- If you applied through a Deakin International office please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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.