Master of Applied Psychology - Organisational Psychology

Murdoch University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00125J

This professionally-accredited course adheres to a scientist-practitioner model which stresses a systematic problem-solving approach. Its objective is to prepare psychologists who are skilled in individual casework and can apply their skills and knowledge to prevention, research, development, and evaluation at the individual, organisational and system levels. The course consists of two years of full-time study or may be undertaken on a part-time basis over not more than eight years. The course includes coursework, practicum, and research components. Candidates will cover core and optional aspects in their course, which will qualify them as organisational psychologists at Master's degree level. Candidates undertake at least three approved placements. The University cooperates with the Commonwealth and State Public Services, such as the Department of Health, Department of Consumer and Employment Protection, Department for Community Development, Department of Justice, Education Department of Western Australia, Disability Services Commission, WA Police Service and other public and private services and facilities in Western Australia. Experience in other community psychological areas such as rehabilitation and social service is also available. Candidates must complete four placements, three of which must be conducted in external public or private organisations.

Structure

Candidates undertake at least three approved placements. The University cooperates with the Commonwealth and State Public Services, such as the Department of Health, Department of Consumer and Employment Protection, Department for Community Development, Department of Justice, Education Department of Western Australia, Disability Services Commission, WA Police Service and other public and private services and facilities in Western Australia. Experience in other community psychological areas such as rehabilitation and social service is also available. Candidates must complete four placements, three of which must be conducted in external public or private organisations.

Subjects

  • Organisational psychology

Standard entry requirements

  • Bachelor of Arts or Science degree with Honours in Psychology
  • Or 4-year Bachelor of Psychology
  • Or equivalent

Recognition

Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC); Australian Psychological Society (APS); Western Australian Psychologists' Registration Board

Study pathways

Relevant units completed in the Postgraduate Certificate in Organisational Human Resources and Safety or the Postgraduate Diploma in Consultancy Psychology may be used as advanced standing toward the Master of Applied Psychology in Organisational Psychology.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Murdoch Domestic: $41,160
International: $62,565
No information available Yes No information available

Further information

As many agencies require all staff working with their clients or patients to have a police clearance, applicants are required to obtain a Federal police clearance (which will include WA clearance). In addition, if working with children a separate screening by the Department of Community Development is required. Clearly any agency will only be seeking information about behaviours that may place vulnerable clients at risk and will not be interested in any other type of behaviours. Please note that some organisations providing professional placements require students to provide full immunisation records.

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