Organisational psychology

DISCIPLINE

Overview

Organisational psychologists apply science to the workplace to improve employee performance and wellbeing. As an organisational psychologist, you may work with organisations, teams and individual employees to devise strategies to recruit, motivate, develop, change and inspire.

Deakin has allowed me to find my strengths – I have gained so much confidence and been given the support to figure out who I want to be and how to get there.

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Bachelor of Arts and Science/Bachelor of Arts (Hons) (Psychology)/Doctor of Psychology (Clinical)

Graduate work ready

Our placement program provides you with a wide range of organisational experiences in a variety of settings including manufacturing, retail, finance, public service and consultancies.

Choosing the right course

If you're interested in a career in this discipline, Deakin can help you get there.

Are you new to this area of study?

If you haven't previously worked or studied in this area, you'll need to complete an undergraduate course before moving on to our specialised postgraduate program. 

Browse the undergraduate offerings in some of our other psychology disciplines. 

Are you working or studying in this area?

If you've completed an undergraduate course or have professional experience in this field, Deakin's postgraduate offering will help you reach your career goals.

Alternatively, if you're a registered psychologist wishing to seek or retain supervisor endorsement, we offer courses and masterclasses approved by the Psychology Board of Australia. 

Learn more about supervisor training for psychologists at Deakin

Organisational psychology courses

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Being a relatively new field, there are all sorts of uncovered and unexplored ways to enhance productivity in the workplace. Study a higher degree by research, develop your own theories and increase your employment opportunities.

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Accreditation

The Master of Psychology (Organisational) meets the requirements for you to be able to register as a generalist psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia and for membership of the Australian Psychological Society (APS).

Career opportunities

Organisational psychology is the fastest growing area of psychology in Australia and the United States. Working in this field, you can make a significant contribution 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 a practising organisational psychologist, or in an organisation as a psychologist working in areas such as:

  • change management
  • coaching mentoring and career development
  • employee management
  • employee research
  • learning and development
  • leadership and talent management
  • recruitment and selection
  • staff health and wellbeing.

What do our students and staff say?

Deakin's Master of Psychology (Organisational)

Associate Professor Kathryn von Treuer discusses organisational psychology.

Organisational psychology graduate story

Jess Towicz discusses studying at Deakin and her psychology career at IBM.

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