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Australian Catholic University (ACU)

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Master of Psychology (Educational and Developmental)

  • Masters (Coursework)

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.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
Duration
2 years full-time
Course Code
084339M

About this course

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.

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.

Combined Master of Psychology (Educational and Developmental) and Doctor of Philosophy:

ACU also offers the Master of Psychology (Educational and Developmental)/Doctor of Philosophy which combines professional training within clinical psychology with a research Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).

Students interested in this combined degree must first apply for and complete one year of the Master of Psychology (Educational and Developmental). During this year they should consult with their course coordinator to determine their eligibility for the combined degree.

Determination of students who meet the requirements to enrol in the combined Master/PhD program, and who will be offered a place, will be the responsibility of the course coordinator in collaboration with the Head of School and ACU Candidature Services.

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.

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.

Combined Master of Psychology (Educational and Developmental) and Doctor of Philosophy:

ACU also offers the Master of Psychology (Educational and Developmental)/Doctor of Philosophy which combines professional training within clinical psychology with a research Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).

Students interested in this combined degree must first apply for and complete one year of the Master of Psychology (Educational and Developmental). During this year they should consult with their course coordinator to determine their eligibility for the combined degree.

Determination of students who meet the requirements to enrol in the combined Master/PhD program, and who will be offered a place, will be the responsibility of the course coordinator in collaboration with the Head of School and ACU Candidature Services.

Entry requirements

An applicant must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

International applicants need to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements as defined in the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

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

    1. a Bachelor degree with honours in an accredited psychology course with minimum of IIA Honours completed in the last 10 years; OR
    2. a Bachelor degree with accredited four year major study in Psychology completed in the last 10 years;
      OR
    1. a Bachelor degree with accredited three year major study in psychology and satisfactory completion of an additional year of accredited study in psychology, or equivalent, with an overall mark equivalent to IIA Honours completed in the last 10 years; OR
    2. qualifications and experience assessed as equivalent by the selection committee;
      AND
  1. demonstrated suitability to undertake the course as evidenced by satisfactory:
    1. academic referee report;
    2. professional referee report; AND
    3. for short-listed candidates, interview with the selection committee;
      AND
  2. be eligible for registration with the Psychology Board of Australia as a conditional/provisional psychologist.

*Disclaimer: The Course entry requirements above are for 2021 Admission.

Study locations

Melbourne