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- Specialise in assessment, diagnosis and intervention in the area of educational and developmental issues.
- Graduates eligible for full registration as a psychologist in Australia, and membership of the Australian Psychological Society.
- Commonwealth supported places.
- Gain practical experience in QUT’s Psychology and Counselling Clinic and external placements in school, mental health, or community settings.
|QUT course code||IX20|
|Attendance||Part-time or Full-time|
|Course duration||2 years full-time
4 years part-time
Note: Closing date for applications is 1 October of the previous year in which you are applying for entry.
The Master of Psychology (Educational and Developmental) offers an innovative and stimulating program of coursework, practical placements and research in human development and learning. It prepares students to work as educational or developmental psychologists in a range of settings including, but not limited to, schools, disability services, hospitals, employment agencies and private practice.
This program meets requirements for full registration as a psychologist in Australia plus membership of the Australian Psychological Society and associate membership of the College of Educational and Developmental Psychologists.
This course is offered jointly by QUT’s faculties of Health and Education.
The coursework component provides training in assessment, diagnosis and intervention in the area of educational and developmental issues across the lifespan, with an emphasis on the school years. Students undertake two internships that are linked with a client base from the Catholic education system and from the Psychology and Counselling Clinic at QUT’s Kelvin Grove campus. Following these internships, students undertake a further two external placements in other environments including schools, mental health and community settings.
To undertake the supervised practice, students need to provide evidence of provisional registration as a psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia and hold a current blue card as required by the Commission for Children and Young People and Guardian Act (2000).
Academic Entry Requirements
- Completed a recognised psychology honours or 4 year degree (or higher) with a grade point average of at least 5.0 (on a 7 point scale) in the fourth year of study
- The degree must be accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) as a 4 year training (or equivalent) program; eg PY09 Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Honours Psychology) at QUT
- Applicants with overseas qualifications must provide certification from the Australian Psychological Society (APS) stating their degree is equivalent to APAC-approved, 4 year training in psychology
Additional Entry Requirements
- 2 completed referee reports (PDF file, 376 KB)
- Completed questionnaire (PDF file, 338 KB)
- Interview - if shortlisted
Early Closing Date
Applications close on 1 October. Applications, referee reports and/or questionnaires received after this date will not be accepted.
It is recommended that one report be from your fourth-year thesis supervisor.
Applicants are shortlisted in priority order on the basis of their GPA, referee reports and questionnaire. Shortlisted applicants will be contacted in mid-October to attend an in-person interview at the Kelvin Grove campus in late October/early November to assess their interpersonal skills in a clinical context. Admission is based on GPA, interview, questionnaire, and referee reports.
QUT only offers a limited number of places in this course and these places are likely to fill early. Once filled QUT will not be making any further offers. You are therefore encouraged to apply as soon as possible after July.
Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. All fees are based on current fixed fee prices. We review fees annually.
2014: CSP $3,100 per Study Period (48 credit points) (subject to annual review)
Student Services and Amenities Fee
You'll need to pay the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) as part of your course costs.
HECS-HELP: loans to help you pay your course fees
You may not have to pay anything upfront if you're eligible for a HECS-HELP loan.
Scholarships and financial support
You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.
These scholarships are available for this course:
You may also be eligible for Centrelink payments
How to apply for Master of Psychology (Educational and Developmental)
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- Checked important dates.
- Checked you meet the entry requirements
- Checked course costs and if you're eligible for financial support
- Checked if you're eligible for credit for prior learning
- Collected supporting documents (see application form)
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