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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
Course duration 2 years full-time
Start month 2019 February
Delivery On campus
  • Kelvin Grove
  • Faculty of Health
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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 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

  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. Completed questionnaire (PDF file, 338 KB).
  3. 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.

a Blue Card is required at acceptance.

Closing date

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

Minimum English language requirements

We accept English language proficiency scores from a variety of tests. If you completed a test that was not IELTS, check which English language test scores we accept.

You must have taken your test no more than 2 years before your QUT course starts.

IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
Overall 7.5
Listening 7.0
Reading 7.0
Writing 7.0
Speaking 7.0

Don't have the English language score you need? We can help!

We offer English language courses 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.

Haven't completed an English language test? We can help!

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

Course fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually.

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: $29,100 per year full-time (96 credit points) (subject to annual review)

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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  5. Checked if you're eligible for credit for prior learning
  6. Gathered supporting documents

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