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Overview

  • 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
Start month 2014 February
Note: Closing date for applications is 30 September of the previous year in which you are applying for entry.
Delivery On campus
  • Kelvin Grove
Faculty
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Health
Course contact
CRICOS code053489J
Careers
  • Counsellor
  • Developmental Psychologist
  • Psychologist
  • School Psychologist

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Details

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.

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.

Units

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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).

Entry requirements

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

Early Closing Date

Applications close on 30 September. Applications, referee reports and/or questionnaires received after this date will not be accepted.

Additional Information

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.

 

Limited Places:

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.

 

Course fees

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.

More information on the SSAF

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.

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Scholarships and financial support

You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.

These scholarships are available for this course:

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You may also be eligible for Centrelink payments

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How to apply for Master of Psychology (Educational and Developmental)

You apply directly to QUT for all our postgraduate courses.

Are you ready to submit your application?

You're ready if you have:

  1. Found all the courses you want to apply for. You can apply for up to 3.
  2. Checked important dates.
  3. Checked you meet the entry requirements
  4. Checked course costs and if you're eligible for financial support
  5. Checked if you're eligible for credit for prior learning
  6. Collected supporting documents (see application form)

All done? Then you're ready to apply.

Application for postgraduate course admission form (PDF file, 268.46 KB)

Master of Psychology referee report (PDF file, 375.53 KB)

Master of Psychology questionnaire (PDF file, 57.34 KB)

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