Master of Child Play Therapy

Deakin University

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

Child play therapy is a growing specialist area within the mental health and early childhood sectors. It is an evidence-based profession in which play is used to transform children's lives when they have experienced abuse or trauma, have a developmental disorder, or are experiencing a mental health issue. This two year Master degree provides specialist training for students with relevant prior experience and qualifications. The orientation of the course is primarily Humanistic but other approaches will be presented in the course materials. Placement units are an important component of the program. You will be eligible to apply to become a registered play therapist with the Australasia Pacific Play Therapy Association (APPTA). This course is primarily delivered online with occasional intensive study sessions.

Structure

To complete the Master of Child Play Therapy students must attain 12 credit points. Units may be worth 1 or 2 credit points - check each unit for its credit point value in the course structure below. 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.

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

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Cloud(online) Domestic: $54,544
International: $50,300
No
  • Online/Off-campus : 2 years
  • Flexible Delivery
  • Full-time
  • Part-time : 4 years

Further information

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

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