Master of Applied Psychology - Community Psychology

Victoria University (VU)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00124K

The program is founded upon the scientist-practitioner model of professional training, combining knowledge and skills acquisition with reality-based psychological understandings, and facilitating a clear stance of inquiry in relation to all aspects of theory, research and practice. The program consists of theoretical coursework, skill based practice coursework, practicum placements and an applied community psychology focused research project. Graduating students will have completed 1000 hours of supervised practical placement experience.

Structure

192 credit points. 15 core units plus 1 elective unit.

Subjects

  • Psychotherapy
  • Community health
  • Community psychology interventions
  • Community psychology
  • Ethics and research methods

Standard entry requirements

  • Domestic applicants with an Honours degree with an APAC accredited 4-year sequence in psychology or equivalent
  • OR a pass degree with an APAC accredited 3-year sequence in psychology together with an APAC 4th-year psychology course or equivalent. International: Overseas applicants who satisfy the entry requirements for Australian resident students (or demonstrate equivalence) must provide evidence of: proficiency in the English language: IELTS or equivalent overall score of 6.5 and no individual band score less than 6.0. Applicants would need to have their relevant studies formally assessed by APAC for equivalency. Mature Age: Applicants must have either: An honours degree with an APAC accredited 4-year sequence in psychology or equivalent
  • Or a pass degree with an APAC accredited 3-year sequence in psychology together with an APAC 4th-year psychology course or equivalent. Additional Requirements: Applicants will be interviewed to assess suitability for the course. Relevant professional experience will be a substantial factor in selection. In accordance with the accreditation requirements and the Department of Justice, students will be required to obtain a Working with Children Check prior to being placed in a work placement setting.

Recognition

Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC)

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Footscray Nicholson No
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years

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