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Master of Psychology (Industrial and Organisational)

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  • Objectives
    The Master of Psychology (Industrial and Organisational) aims to enable qualified graduates to develop the academic, practical and research skills required to register and practise as organisational psychologists, and to enter the profession as specialist psychologists, either in employment as practising organisational psychologists or as employees of one of the many organisations or industries employing psychologists. On completion of the course, students should have: * specialist knowledge of industrial and organisational psychology; * competence in the design and conduct of research gained through completing a thesis in the area of industrial or organisational psychology; and * knowledge and awareness of the ethical principles of psychological practice, in particular in relation to the practice of industrial/organisation psychology.
  • Entry requirements
    The prerequisite for admission to the course is the completion of a four year sequence of study in psychology in a program which meets state registration requirements and eligibility for Associate Membership of the APS (or qualifications deemed to be equivalent). The four year sequence would normally be an honours or graduate diploma program in psychology. Entry will be competitive based on academic results and referees reports. It would normally be expected that applicants have achieved a minimum honours grade of 2A or equivalent. Relevant professional experience will be a factor in selection.
  • Academic Title
    Master of Psychology (Industrial and Organisational)
  • Course description
    Professional recognition
    Successful completion of the course will allow students to apply for registration with the Victorian Psychologists' Registration Board and for membership of the Australian Psychological Society and membership of the College of Organisational Psychologists.


    Fees and charges

    Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
    EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is the standard full time load for one year of study.
    This is a fee-paying course.  Domestic students may be eligible for FEE-HELP assistance in paying these tuition fees.  For more information about FEE-HELP go to http://www.deakin.edu.au/future-students/fees/

    Fee paying place - Domestic (DFP)
    A Fee paying place is one for which the university does not receive any government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute the full cost of their course.
    Fee paying places are available to domestic students. Domestic students are those who are Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of a permanent visa.

    * The 'indicative annual course fee' cited has been provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2009, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking a full-time quota of units within the specified discipline.
    The actual fees charged by Deakin University will depend upon the discipline from which each individual unit is chosen, and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines. The cost of each unit offered in 2009 can be viewed at  http://www.deakin.edu.au/current-students/handbooks2009/search.php.
    Please note that the fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.
    Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on 'indicative course fees' to calculate the total future cost of their course.


    Course rules
    The course consists of 16 credit points covering three inter-related strands: theory, research and practice. The course has a strong emphasis on a practical problem-solving approach within a structure of organisational psychology units. Students are required to complete a minimum of 125 days of professional work experience within an organisational setting.  Students will complete a minimum of 4 credit points each trimester over two years.


    Course structure
    Trimester of offer may vary from year to year.

    HPS720 Conflict, Negotiation and Mediation  

    HPS721 Organisational Development and Change Management  

    HPS722 Facilitation, Training and Evaluation in Organisations  

    HPS723 Organisation Placement 1 and Case Analysis Seminar  

    HPS724 Applied Methodology for Organisational Analysis  

    HPS725 Organisational Placement 2  

    HPS726 The Social Psychology of Organisations: An Introduction  

    HPS727 Organisational Intervention Strategies and Skills  

    HPS728 Organisational Placement 3  

    HPS730 Occupational Health and Wellbeing  

    HPS758 Psychological Assessment in Organisations  

    HPS759 Issues in Professional Industrial and Organisational Psychology  

    HPS785 Research Thesis A  

    HPS792 Research Thesis B  

    HPS793 Research Thesis C  

    HPS794 Research Thesis D  

     

    Students are also expected to attend the weekly School Research Colloquia.


    Placement program
    The placement program is aimed at providing students with a wide range of organisational problems and experiences in a variety of settings. The placements are designed to equip students with professional skills and to develop an awareness of professional issues. Students will be exposed to the workings of organisations and of industries and the types of issues that arise in an organisational and industrial psychological context. Students are involved in placements in different sectors including manufacturing, public service and consultancies. Each placement requires the full complement of days to be completed. Unsatisfactory progress in any one placement may result in exclusion from the course.
    Student Income Support Payments
    Eligible students undertaking approved masters courses will be able to access Youth Allowance, Austudy and the Pensioner Education Supplement from 1 January 2008. You can access more details from the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations website , and from Centrelink (these sites open new windows).


    Admission requirements - general
    Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.
    In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.
    For more information on the Deakin Admissions Policy visit The Guide


    Admission requirements - specific
    The prerequisite for admission to the course is the completion of a four year sequence of study in psychology in a program which meets state registration requirements and eligibility for Associate Membership of the APS (or qualifications deemed to be equivalent).  The four year sequence would normally be an honours or graduate diploma program in psychology.  Entry will be competitive based on academic results and referees reports.  It would normally be expected that applicants have achieved a minimum honours grade of 2A or equivalent. Relevant professional experience will be a factor in selection.


    Advanced standing - general
    The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.

    You can also refer to the Advanced Standing System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.


    How to apply

    Applications must be made directly to the university through the Applicant Portal referring to closing dates for applications as dates for particular courses may vary.

    Your faculty may require further information from you when submitting your application. Please refer to the faculty information website for further details.

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