• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
The Master of Psychology (Educational and Developmental) at Australian Catholic University is a two year postgraduate course consisting of academic coursework, practical training in assessment, diagnosis and intervention, lifespan perspective, and completion of a research project.
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Overview

Successful completion of the Master of Psychology (Educational and Developmental) at Australian Catholic University allows registration as a general psychologist and eligibility for the two year registrar program, culminating in Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA) endorsement in Educational & Developmental psychology.

Successful completion of the course allows registration as a general psychologist and upon completion of an additional period of supervised practice, for area of practice endorsement in educational and developmental psychology with The Psychology Board of Australia.

Career

Graduates will be well-prepared for work as practitioner psychologists or skilled researchers who work with individuals, families, groups and organisations in a range of settings and have varying roles such as school psychologist, guidance officer, and child and adolescent counsellor. They may conduct psychological and educational assessments and instructional planning for exceptional children, adolescents and adults.

Accreditation

This course is currently accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) and approved by the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA) as a suitable program of study for the purpose of registration as a psychologist.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Professional Practice in Psychology
  • Practicum Skills
  • Psychopathology
  • Psychological Assessment 
  • Evidence-based Practice for Psychologists

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

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General Requirements

CRICOS: 084339M

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed the following prerequisites:

  • Bachelor degree with honours in accredited psychology course with minimum of IIA honours completed in the last 10 years; OR
  • Bachelor degree with accredited four year major study in psychology completed in the last 10 years;
demonstrated suitability to undertake the course as evidenced by satisfactory:
  • academic referee report;
  • professional referee report;

for short-listed candidates, interview with the selection committee;

be eligible for registration with the Psychology Board of Australia as a conditional/provisional psychologist.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    27096 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27096 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    6680 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6680 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Melbourne

  • 1501 - 2660 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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