Highlights

  • 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.
  • Gain practical experience in QUT's Psychology and Counselling Clinic and external placements in school, mental health, or community settings.

Highlights

  • 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.
  • Gain practical experience in QUT's Psychology and Counselling Clinic and external placements in school, mental health, or community settings.
  • Start online unavailable. This course is only available to you if you can attend classes on campus. It is not possible to start this course online.

Why choose this course?

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.

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What to expect

Refresher training

Applicants who completed a 4-year psychology honours with the required grade point average (GPA) more than ten (10) years ago must either successfully complete a refresher training or  provide evidence of current registration as a psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia.

The training:

At QUT we recommend you undertake:

1. Assessment and diagnosis: PYB309 Individual differences and assessment and PYB306 Psychopathology

2. Psychological Interventions: PYH402 Counselling Psychology

3. Psychopathology: PYB306 Psychopathology

4. Ethics: PYH402 Counselling Psychology

This training may be completed as single units of study and applicants can apply for admission online. To fulfil Psychology Board requirements, refresher training needs to have been completed within the last ten years.

 

Careers and outcomes

Professional recognition

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.

Possible careers

  • Counsellor
  • Developmental Psychologist
  • Psychologist
  • School Counsellor
  • School Psychologist

Details and units

This course is offered jointly by the Faculty of Health and Faculty of 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).

This course is offered jointly by the Faculty of Health and Faculty of 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).

Requirements

Course code
PY19
CRICOS code
053489J
Delivery
  • Kelvin Grove
Delivery
  • Kelvin Grove
Duration
2 years full-time
4 years part-time
Duration
2 years full-time
Entry
February
Entry into this course is competitive and applications have an early closing date of 30 September of the previous year.
Entry
February
Entry into this course is competitive and applications have an early closing date of 30 September of the previous year.

Academic entry requirements

A completed recognised four year bachelor degree in psychology (or higher award) completed within the last 10 years with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 5.0 (on QUT's 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. For example, Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Honours Psychology) at QUT.

Applicants with overseas qualifications must provide certification with their application from the Australian Psychological Society (APS) stating their degree is equivalent to APAC-approved, four year training in psychology. The Australian Psychological Society advises the average processing time is eight weeks, therefore applicants with overseas qualifications need to seek certification by no later than July.

Additional entry requirements

  1. Ask two referees to provide us with confidential reports via the Psychology Reference System. You will also need to ensure that you have shared these reports with QUT in the Psychology Reference System. It is recommended that one report be from your fourth-year thesis supervisor. Please note: This system is the same across many Australian universities. To be able to use the system, you will need to have an active annual subscription. The cost is $25.00 and can be paid for through the "My Account" section in the payment tab.
  2. Completed questionnaire (PDF file, 338 KB); the questionnaire must be provided with your application.
  3. Provide your current CV with your application.
  4. Successful interview, if shortlisted.

Selection process for interview

Applicants are shortlisted in priority order based on their GPA, referee reports and questionnaire. Shortlisted applicants will be contacted in late October to attend an in-person interview at the Kelvin Grove campus in early November to assess their interpersonal skills in a clinical context. If required, a second round of in-person interviews will be conducted in late November.

Admission process

Admission is based on GPA, interview, questionnaire, and referee reports. Mid-November is when first round of offers will be issued to selected interviewed applicants along with notifications to unsuccessful applicants. If you were interviewed or did not receive an outcome in mid-November, your application is being held for consideration in late November/early December should places become available.

Closing date

Closing date is 30 September. Applications, questionnaires, CV and/or (if applicable) APS certifications received after this date will not be considered..

Places are limited.  Apply now to ensure your application is considered.

Minimum academic requirements

Academic entry requirements

A recognised psychology honours or four year degree (or higher award) completed within the last 10 years with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 5.00 (on QUT's 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.

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.

The Australian Psychological Society advises the average processing time is eight weeks, therefore applicants with overseas qualifications need to seek certification by no later than July.

Additional entry requirements

Ask two referees to provide us with confidential reports via the Psychology Reference System. This system is the same across many Australian universities. To be able to use the system, you will need to have an active annual subscription. The cost is $25.00 and can be paid for through the "My Account" section in the payment tab. It is recommended that one report be from your fourth-year thesis supervisor.

  1. Completed questionnaire (PDF file, 338 KB).
  2. Successful Interview - if shortlisted.

Shortlisting applicants

Shortlisted applicants are required to attend an interview to assess their interpersonal skills in a clinical context. In the case of international applicants, this is conducted via telephone. Admission is based on the candidate's GPA, interview and referee reports.

Closing date

Entry into this course is competitive and applications have an early closing date of 30 September of the previous year.

Additional information

Entry into this course is competitive and applications have an early closing date of 1 October.  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 or in late October/early November to assess their interpersonal skills in a clinical context. Admission is based on GPA, interview, questionnaire and referee reports

Minimum English language requirements

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide on meeting QUT’s English language requirements.

Your scores and prior qualifications in English-speaking countries are considered. Approved English-speaking countries are Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa, United States of America and Wales.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

We accept English language proficiency scores from the following tests.

English Test Overall Listening Reading Writing Speaking
Cambridge English Score
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement. You must provide your Candidate ID and Candidate Secret Number, these are printed on your Cambridge English Confirmation of Entry.
191 185 185 185 185
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
7.5 7 7 7 7
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
73 65 65 65 65
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
105 24 24 27 23

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We offer English language programs to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.

When you apply for this course, we will recommend which English course you should enrol in.

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If you have not completed an English language test, you can sit the IELTS test at our IELTS test centre

Blue card

This course requires you to have a blue card so you can participate in work placements and experience.

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Fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually, and they may be subject to increases.

2021 fees

2021: CSP $4,400 per year full-time (96 credit points)

There are requirements that you will need to meet as a student in this course. You will need to identify these requirements and ensure you allow sufficient time to meet them. Some of these requirements have associated costs.

2021 fees

2021: $30,400 per year full-time (96 credit points)

There are requirements that you will need to meet as a student in this course. You will need to identify these requirements and ensure you allow sufficient time to meet them. Some of these requirements have associated costs.

Student services and amenities fees

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