Master of Psychology (Industrial and Organisational)
Course summary for current students
|Year||2016 course information|
|Award granted ||Master of Psychology (Industrial and Organisational)|
|Campus||Offered at Burwood (Melbourne)|
|Duration||2 years full-time or part-time equivalent|
|CRICOS course code||038989C|
|Deakin course code||H752|
Course is under review in 2015 and may be subject to change
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.
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.
Fees and charges
All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students
Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the units you study. Please refer to the Pre 2016 Unit Fee Cost in the Unit Search.
2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students
Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the course you study. The following rates apply:
|Commonwealth Supported Place (indicative)*||Domestic Fee Paying||International Fee Paying|
The rates shown are based on 1 Equivalent Full Time Study Load (EFTSL) or 8 credit points. If your study load for the year is less than or more than 1 EFTSL your fees will be adjusted accordingly. Each unit you study has an EFTSL value. You can multiple the course price by the EFSTL value of all units you are enrolled in to determine the unit price.
* The Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) course rates shown are indicative course fees. CSP fees are
indicative because they are calculated based on your unit selection. They should be used as a guide only. The 2016
CSP course fees may change if the Commonwealth Government's proposed fee deregulation and reforms
legislation is passed.
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 |
Students are also expected to attend the weekly School Research Colloquia.
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.