Master of Psychology (Educational and Developmental), Monash University

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Master of Psychology (Educational and Developmental) for 2015


Why study Master of Psychology (Educational and Developmental)?

This course prepares graduates to practise as educational and developmental psychologists in schools, hospitals, clinics, private practices and health oriented facilities.

Educational and developmental psychologists focus on how people develop and learn throughout their lifetime. They work in many different settings with individuals, families, groups and organisations. They also have varying titles such as school psychologist, guidance officer, and child and adolescent counsellor. Educational and developmental psychologists also conduct psychological and educational assessments and instructional planning for exceptional children, adolescents and adults.

Students complete four intensive advanced level units and three supervised placements of 125 days - or 1000 recorded hours of practical experience and a 12,000-16,000 word research thesis. The research thesis involves an independent empirical investigation of a high scientific standard, directly relevant to the specialism.

For more information on the course structure visit the course map page.

  • Registration as a psychologist

The requirements for registration as a psychologist are determined by the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA) under the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme. A minimum six-year sequence of education and training in psychology is required for an individual to become eligible for general registration as a psychologist in Australia. You can read more about the pathways to registration on the Australian Psychological Society (APS) website.

  • How to apply

For more information on the application process please visit the How to apply for a Psychology course webpage.

Professional recognitions


This program is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC). Graduates meet the academic requirements for general registration as a psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia where from 1 July 2014 the Psychology Board of Australia will require applicants for general registration to also pass the National Psychology Examination. Applicants for general registration who have completed an APAC-accredited master's, doctorate or combined master's/PhD are exempt from sitting the examination until 30 June 2016. Following graduation, with a further two years of supervised practice in Educational and Developmental Psychology graduates are currently eligible for Endorsement as Educational and Developmental Psychologists with the Psychology Board of Australia. Graduates also qualify for membership of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS), and meet most requirements for membership of the College of Educational and Developmental Psychologists of the Australian Psychological Society.


Entry requirements

View entry requirements and applications for domestic students


2 years full-time
4 years part-time

Fees for 2015

Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
Commonwealth supported place not offered for this course.

Domestic fee per 48 credit points
48 credit points represents a standard full-time course load for a year
$ 26,300 AUD

The Student Services and Amenities Fee applies to some students each calendar year.


First Semester (February)


  • On-campus at Clayton: full-time, part-time


Faculty of Education

Course code: 3232

CRICOS code: 038585A

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Sorry, this course is not currently available to International students.

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Admissions information for domestic students

Entry requirements

Minimum entrance requirements

Admission to the course requires successful completion of an APAC-accredited fourth year of study in psychology with a minimum distinction average (H2A). These qualifications must have been completed within the last 10 years. In addition, applicants must provide evidence of demonstrated suitability for work as a professional psychologist determined by completion of a supplementary form and satisfactory referee reports (one academic and two professional), relevant voluntary or paid work experience, and an interview. These forms must be submitted online - visit the How to apply for a Psychology course for more detailed information.

The closing date for applications is the end of October and admission to the program is competitive. Selection will be based on academic results, referee reports and supplementary information. Short-listed applicants are required to attend an interview, usually held in November.

Applicants with international qualifications will need to have their qualifications assessed by the Australian Psychological Society (APS)

Extra requirements

If your application is successful for the Master of Psychology (Educational and Developmental) course, you must then apply for and obtain provisional registration with the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA) before commencing your study, and maintain such registration throughout the period of enrolment.

The PsyBA requires that any applicant, whether domestic or international, who has completed secondary or tertiary studies in a language other than English must supply an IELTS and gain test results that meet English language requirements for provisional registration as a psychologist before commencing the program. For further information please visit:

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.


Please refer to the How to apply for a Psychology course webpage for more detailed information about applying for this course.

Semester one (March)

Apply directly to Monash

Semester two (July)

This course is not available for Second Semester (July) entry.