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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.
  • Gain practical experience in QUT's Psychology and Counselling Clinic and external placements in school, mental health, or community settings.
QUT course code PY19
Attendance Full-time or Part-time
Course duration 2 years full-time
4 years part-time
Start month 2019 February
Delivery On campus
  • Kelvin Grove
  • Faculty of Health
Course contact
CRICOS code 053489J
  • Counsellor
  • Developmental Psychologist
  • Psychologist
  • School Counsellor
  • School Psychologist

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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.

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.

Course requirements

Blue card

You will need a valid blue card to complete practical placements in this course.


Download course structures and unit outlines for Master of Psychology (Educational and Developmental)

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).

Entry requirements

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 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

  1. 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.
  2. Successful questionnaire (PDF file, 338 KB)
  3. Successful interview, if shortlisted.

Shortlisting applicants

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.

Closing date

Applications and all supporting documentation (excluding current semester results) must be submitted by 30 September.

Course fees

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

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.

2019: CSP $6,900 per year full-time (96 credit points) (subject to annual review)

Student Services and Amenities Fee

You may 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.

Find out 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:

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You may also be eligible for Centrelink payments.


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, 234.35 KB)


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