In 2018, the School of Psychology will offer the third year placement unit, HPS328 – Transitioning to Work, as a Start Anytime unit. With Start Anytime, you can fast-track a unit and complete it in as little as six weeks, or take your time and complete it over a year.
At Deakin I had the opportunity to undertake a work placement program, where I researched therapies for people with mental disabilities.
Studying psychology at Deakin means you can tailor our flexible degrees to set you up for what you’d like to do after you graduate, whether that’s looking for a job straightaway, pursuing postgraduate study with the aim of becoming a practising psychologist or conducting research in psychology.
Study where – and when – you like
Our undergraduate program is available both on campus and online. You can choose to study face-to-face, online at our Cloud Campus or a mix of both.
'Online' no longer means 'alone'; the same level of interaction and support from our staff is available however you choose to study.
Study part of your degree overseas and you'll experience a completely different perspective. You'll study alongside students from your host country, gain insights into local organisations and learn more about the culture than a tourist ever could.
There are a number of ways you can add travel to your degree, from short-term study tours to our immersive Global Citizenship Program.
Join the Society
The Deakin University Psychological Society (DUPS) is one of Deakin's most active student societies, helping psychology students from every year get to know each other outside of class.
As well as social get-togethers and movie nights, DUPS runs essay and report-writing workshops, career information seminars and takes advantage of links with industry.
Supervisor training for psychologists
The School of Psychology offers a full training program, and master classes, for registered psychologists who are seeking a supervisor endorsement. The training is in line with the Psychology Board of Australia's 'Guidelines for supervisors and supervisor training providers'.
Deakin's psychology sequence is recognised by both the Psychology Board of Australia and the Australian Psychological Society. Find out how your studies and training can lead to registration as a psychologist.