Study opportunities

Study psychology at Deakin and you'll gain access to extraordinary opportunities while applying your knowledge in the real world with professional psychologists.

Your future in psychology

Our psychology courses draw on the ‘human element’ – the ability to listen and empathise – with a focus on learning through real‑life opportunities. With our flexible study options, unique partnerships, and transition-to-work activities, you’ll graduate with valuable practical experiences and professional accreditation, ready to pursue a career you’re passionate about.

Experience the industry

Third-year students enrolled in the Psychology at Work unit will undertake a placement of 140 hours in a psychology-related role, where you’ll have the opportunity to find a placement which matches your interests and career goals. Students must source a placement that allows them to display or develop their capabilities across eight key competency areas:

  • communication
  • teamwork
  • self-awareness
  • problem solving
  • critical thinking
  • initiative
  • reliability
  • planning/organising.

Some examples of tasks students have undertaken on placements include:

  • assisting with preparation of materials for workshops/training sessions designed to develop teams
  • scoring psychological assessment tools
  • placement with the Department of Health and Human Services in child protection services
  • assisting researchers with specific parts of a study and recruiting participants
  • shadowing outreach workers in a community setting
  • writing summary reports of meetings with clients
  • assisting with development and delivery of youth outreach programs.

Deakin have great relationships with their placement partners, which is a really important thing for a masters student who wants to get the best study experience possible. It's been really smooth getting a placement and dipping my toes into the professional world.

Jerome Scaffidi

Master of Psychology (Clinical)

Take advantage of flexible study options

Study where and when you like

You can choose to study our undergraduate degrees on-campus, online or a mix of both. As an online student, you'll have access to our high-quality learning platform and will receive the same level of support from staff as you would on campus.

Find out more about studying online

International travel

Gain a different perspective by studying part of your degree overseas. You'll learn alongside students from your host country, while gaining insights into local organisations and practices. There are a number of options available, from short-term study tours to our immersive Global Citizenship Program.

Learn more about overseas study

Career pathways

Career pathways

Open the door to diverse career pathways with a psychology degree. You'll be prepared for many diverse, exciting career paths. While some graduates go on to become registered psychologists, many others will pursue  careers in complementary professions or entirely different fields.

Find out more about psychology pathways

Psychology registration

Psychology registration

Our 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.

Find out more about psychology registration

Supervisor training for psychologists

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'.

Learn more about supervisor training for psychologists

Contact us

Get in touch if you have any questions regarding study opportunities within the School of Psychology.

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