Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Organisational psychologists have a unique opportunity to improve the lives of people, both inside and outside the workplace. With a deep understanding of human behaviour, relationships, leadership and change management, organisational psychologists have a key role to play in creating work environments that staff thrive in. The importance of organisational psychologists also extends beyond employee wellbeing. Their ability to improve individual and team performance, resolve conflicts using evidence-based principles, build team unity and create effective strategies for recruitment and retention makes them highly valued by employers. The course is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC), and is the final stop in your study journey to becoming a registered psychologist. Upon graduation, you’ll have the skills, experience and professional recognition needed to apply to the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA) for general registration.
Those intending to become organisational psychologists
16 credit points covering three inter-related strands: theory, research and practice. All units are core (these are compulsory). Students will complete a minimum of 4 credit points each trimester over two years for full time study or part time equivalent. Students are required to complete a minimum of 1000 hours (approximately 133 days) of professional work experience within an approved organisational setting.
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Standard entry requirements
The prerequisite for entry to the course is the completion of a four-year sequence of study in an accredited psychology program which meets national registration requirements and eligibility for Associate Membership of the APS, or equivalent. The four-year sequence may be either an honours program or the combination of a three-year undergraduate degree including a psychology major and an approved postgraduate program.
The Master of Psychology (Organisational) meets the requirements for graduates to register as generalist psychologists with the Psychology Board of Australia, and for membership of the Australian Psychological Society (APS). Graduates will be eligible to apply for membership of the College of Organisational Psychologists and endorsement as an Organisational Psychologist following two years of work experience supervised by an organisational psychologist, together with completion of stipulated professional development requirements.
H752 is a post graduate course that has no immediate pathway to another Deakin course. Nearly 100% of graduates transition directly to full-time work. A small number of students with the research aptitude and interest enrol in the PhD program.
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