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Psychology (Educational and Developmental), Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #401 (WUR) ,
The Master of Psychology (Ed and Dev) degree at ACU 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.


Successful completion of the course 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.


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 included:

  • Psychological Assessment
  • Foundations of Practice
  • Therapeutic Skills
  • Research Skills for Psychological Practice
  • Diagnosis, Assessment, Formulation and Intervention with Children 
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        Detailed Programme Facts

        • Programme intensity Full-time
          • Full-time duration 24 months
        • Credits
          160 alternative credits
        • Languages
          • English
        • Delivery mode
          On Campus

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        Academic Requirements

        • CRICOS Code: 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; OR
        • Bachelor degree with accredited four year major study in psychology;
        • demonstrated suitability to undertake the course as evidenced by satisfactory:
        • academic referee report;
        • professional referee report; AND for short-listed candidates, interview with the selection committee;
        • be eligible for registration with the Psychology Board of Australia as a conditional/provisional psychologist.
        • Overseas Degree must be assessed by the Australian Psychological Society

              Tuition Fee

              • International

                26304 AUD/year
                Tuition Fee
                Based on the original amount of 26304 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.
              • National

                6560 AUD/year
                Tuition Fee
                Based on the original amount of 6560 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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              Selection Criteria

              • Applicants must not be an Australian permanent resident citizen or New Zealand citizen;
              • Applicants must have an offer for a place in an undergraduate, postgraduate or PhD program at ACU;
              • Applicants must attend the relevant ACU campus as a full-time student;
              • Applicants must not be receiving any other major scholarship or award5 ;
              • Applicants must not be attending ACU as a Study Abroad or Exchange student.

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