Organisational psychology



Psychology is concerned with understanding human personality, behaviours, emotions, underlying mental processes and the factors that lead people to differ in the way they think and behave. In the Psychology major sequence you will be exposed to a contemporary integrative approach to psychology and human relationships, one that recognises the importance of, and interrelationships between personality, culture, and cognition, as well as the psychological functions and dysfunctions that shape behaviour in the real world.

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Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)^, Cloud (online)

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Professional recognition

Deakin's undergraduate Psychology courses are recognised for registration by the Psychology Board of Australia (PBA), accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) and enable you to undertake additional study in pursuit of professional registration. However, students who complete the 6-credit Psychology unit set who intend to pursue advanced training and registration to become psychologists must first take the following four additional credit points of psychology at undergraduate level: HPS201, HPS202, HPS205, and HPS301.

The current requirements for registration as a provisional psychologist include the completion of four years of academic study of psychology that is recognised by the Psychology Board of Australia (PBA). The academic program usually consists of an approved undergraduate psychology sequence followed by an approved fourth-year of study. Following successful completion of the approved fourth-year of psychology study, you may apply for provisional registration with the Psychology Board of Australia (PBA) and associate membership of the Australian Psychological Society (APS).

In order to gain full registration, provisional psychologists must then complete either two years of supervised practice, or a minimum two years of further study, which may include: Master of Psychology, Doctor of Psychology or a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) (with supervised practice completed outside the degree).

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  • Psychology A: Fundamentals of Human Behaviour HPS111
  • Psychology B: Individual and Social Development HPS121
  • The Human Mind HPS203
  • Human Social Behaviour HPS204
  • Personality HPS307
  • Psychopathology HPS308
  • plus

  • Business Management Capstone MMM315
  • and

    WIL units - 1 credit point unit, chosen from:

  • Industry Based Learning MWL315
  • Consultancy Experience MWL316
  • Entrepreneurship Experience MWL317
  • Internship MWL318
  • or an approved one credit point international learning experience (i.e. Study program, Student exchange, Overseas short course)

    ~ Waterfront (Geelong) students will undertake these units of study at Waurn Ponds (Geelong).

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