Master of Psychology (Educational and Developmental)

Australian Catholic University

Course details

CRICOS course code: 084339M

Level of study: Postgraduate

Summary

The Master of Psychology (Ed and Dev) degree at ACU is a two year postgraduate course consisting of academic coursework, practical training in assessment, diagnosis and intervention, lifespan perspective, and completion of a research project. Successful completion of the course allows registration as a general psychologist and eligibility for the two year registrar program, culminating in Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA) endorsement in Educational & Developmental psychology.

Successful completion of the course allows registration as a general psychologist and upon completion of an additional period of supervised practice, for area of practice endorsement in educational and developmental psychology with The Psychology Board of Australia.

Professional experience

Students must complete 1000 hours of practicum placement in clinical settings with at least 400 hours of face-to-face client contact.

Work placement

During the course, students complete three practicum placements. The first practicum usually occurs in the on-campus training clinic. During this placement students gain experience in assessment, diagnosis and therapy under close individual and group supervision conducted by experienced psychologists. Students must be supervised by a psychologist who is an approved supervisor with the Psychology Board of Australia. During the second year of the course, most students complete two six-month external placements. Practicum options include placements in the Catholic Education Office, Department of Education, schools, early intervention services, disability services, and in non-governmental and private practice settings.

Careers

Graduates will be well-prepared to work with individuals, families, groups and organisations in a range of settings.

Our graduates have pursued careers in:

  • practitioner psychology
  • school psychology
  • research
  • child and adolescent counselling

Students with a Student Visa will need to complete the program in minimum duration, study at least one subject on-campus each semester and must not undertake more than 33% of the program online.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
28,752 Per Year
Read moreEstimate total cost: 57,504; Unit fee: 3,594
Feb 2023 2 years
Full time
Melbourne Campus
115 Victoria Parade
Melbourne Victoria 3065
Australia

Entry criteria

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed the following prerequisites:

1.a. Bachelor degree with honours in accredited psychology course with minimum of IIA honours completed in the last 10 years; OR

b. Bachelor degree with accredited four year major study in psychology completed in the last 10 years; OR

2.a. Bachelor degree with accredited three year major study in psychology and satisfactory completion of an additional year of accredited study in psychology, or equivalent, with an overall mark equivalent to IIA Honours completed in the last 10 years; OR

b. qualifications and experience assessed as equivalent by the selection committee;

Overall academic IELTS score of 7.0 (with minimum scores of 7.0 in all tests); or
TOEFL score of Internet based total of 94: minimum 27 writing, 23 speaking, 24 reading and 24 listening

Pearson Test of English (PTE): 65 with a minimum of 65 in all four communicative skills

Address

Australian Catholic University
North Sydney Campus
40 Edward Street
Sydney New South Wales 2060
Australia
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