Master of Psychology (Organisational)

Deakin University

Program Overview

Be the driving force behind happier, healthier, more productive workplaces with the Master of Psychology (Organisational) – the only organisational psychology course delivered in Victoria. Gain extensive workplace experience through professional placements, and graduate ready to apply for registration as a general psychologist.

Want specialised psychology skills that are in high demand across almost every type of organisation?



  Course Duration

24 Months

  Tuition Fee

AU$ 39,200



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Course structure

To complete the Master of Psychology (Organisational) students must attain 16 credit points covering three inter-related strands: theory, research and practice. All units are core (these are compulsory). The course has a strong emphasis on a practical problem-solving approach within a structure of organisational psychology units. Students will complete a minimum of 4 credit points each trimester over two years for full time study or part time equivalent.

Students are required to complete a minimum of 1000 hours (approximately 133 days) of professional work experience within an approved organisational setting.

All commencing Faculty of Health Undergraduate and Postgraduate course work students are required to complete HAI010 Academic Integrity in their first trimester of study (0 credit point compulsory unit).

Core units

Level 1 - Trimester 1


  • Academic Integrity (0 credit points)
  • An Introduction to Organisational Psychology
  • Psychological Assessment in Organisations
  • Issues in Professional Organisational Psychology
  • Research Thesis A

Level 1 - Trimester 2

  • Facilitation, Training and Evaluation in Organisations
  • Organisational Placement 1
  • Applied Methodology for Organisational Analysis
  • Research Thesis B

Level 2 - Trimester 1

  • Organisational Development and Change Management
  • Organisational Placement 2
  • Research Thesis C
  • Organisational Intervention Strategies and Skills

Level 2 - Trimester 2

  • Organisational Placement 3
  • Occupational Health and Wellbeing
  • Research Thesis D
  • Leadership Assessment, Development and Coaching
  • Students are also expected to attend School Research Colloquia.

The minimum requirements for entry to the course is the completion of a four-year sequence of study in an accredited psychology program which meets national registration requirements and eligibility for Associate Membership of the APS, or equivalent. The four-year sequence may be either an honours program or the combination of a three-year undergraduate degree including a psychology major and an approved postgraduate program. International applicants will need to have their qualifications assessed by APAC to determine if the applicants qualifications are comparable to an Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) sequence of study in psychology. 

Entry to the program is competitive, based on academic results, referees' reports, relevant work experience, personal statement and an interview before a panel of school selection staff. It would normally be expected that applicants will have achieved a minimum honours grade of H2A or equivalent. 

Applicants should provide certified copies of academic transcripts from all previous tertiary studies undertaken, a resume and a personal statement.

Please note: meeting minimum entry requirements does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into this program is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.

Estimated tuition fee - full-fee paying place
$39,200 for 1 yr full-time AUD

The 'Estimated tuition fee' is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students completing the first year of this course. The cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, the length of your course and any approved Recognition of Prior Learning.

Upon successfully completing the course, you will become eligible to apply for registration as a general psychologist. Once you’re registered, you’ll have the qualifications and experience needed to practise in all areas of organisational psychology, from workplace counselling and human resource management to psychological assessment and consultancy.

The added benefit of general registration is that it opens up many different career options outside of organisational psychology.

The course also provides a pathway to further training in an area of practice endorsement with the PsyBA. An endorsement demonstrates a registered psychologist’s high-level knowledge and qualifications in a specialised area, such as organisational psychology, and can open the door to more advanced roles.

Of course, a rewarding and long-lasting career in psychology awaits even if you’re not interested in pursuing general registration or endorsement.

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