Deakin University

Master of Child Play Therapy

Deakin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00113B

The Master of Child Play Therapy trains you to support children’s psychosocial and emotional health and wellbeing through play.Even adults with years of life experience can find it hard to work through difficult feelings associated with mental health, trauma, self-esteem and relationships. When it comes to children, especially those without well-developed coping skills, these feelings can lead to problematic behaviour. Play therapy is increasingly being used as a way of helping children overcome these issues and make sense of their experiences.While the course is conveniently delivered on our premium online learning platform, allowing you to study at your own pace, there are many opportunities to apply your skills through practical learning in your own community. For example, you will get to experience what it’s really like to work as a play therapist through 250 hours of clinical placement.

Structure

12 credit points. 10 credit points are core (these are compulsory) plus 2 elective credit point (you can choose which one to study from the list provided) in Year 1 Trimester 2.

Subjects

  • For information on major subjects please contact Health enquiries at health-enquire@deakin.edu.au

Standard entry requirements

Entry will be based on performance in Bachelor Degree or higher in a related discipline or Bachelor Degree or higher in any discipline AND two years relevant work experience or evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent.Selection is competitive, meeting these minimum requirements or their equivalents does not guarantee selection into this course. All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Please refer to this course entry on the Deakin University website to read about ways of satisfying the English language proficiency requirement.

Recognition

Graduates will be eligible to apply to become a Registered Play Therapist with the Australasia Pacific Play Therapy Association (APPTA).

Study pathways

This course provides a pathway to higher degree by research courses and other postgraduate coursework programs.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Cloud(online) Domestic: $41,980
International: $52,508
No
  • Part-time : 4 years

Further information

For other information please contact Health enquiries at health-enquire@deakin.edu.au

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