Educational and Developmental Psychology - D6007

Educational and Developmental Psychology

Master degree

Educational and developmental psychologists focus on how people develop and learn throughout their lifetime. They work with individuals, families, groups and organisations in a range of settings and have varying roles such as school psychologist, guidance officer, and child and adolescent counsellor. They conduct psychological and educational assessments and instructional planning for exceptional children, adolescents and adults.The Master of Educational and Developmental Psychology is an Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) accredited fifth and sixth-year sequence in psychology and prepares graduates to practise as educational and developmental psychologists in settings including schools, health and welfare services, care facilities, and within business environments.

The course develops you as an independent specialist with a professional commitment to lifelong learning and application of the theoretical, research, assessment and therapeutic skills related to educational and developmental psychology.

You will develop advanced understanding of, and the skills associated with:

  • human developmental stages and processes throughout the lifespan
  • psycho-educational assessment and treatment approaches for problematic or atypical development
  • advanced therapeutic counselling process and the cycle of effective intervention and change
  • contemporary models of exceptionality and inclusion
  • evidence-based intervention and treatment programs for psychological problems and psychopathology across the lifespan
  • contemporary research and theories of abilities, personality and psychopathology
  • ethical, cultural and professional issues
  • administering and reporting a range of essential psycho-educational assessment instruments for assessing abilities, personality and adjustment of children through  to adults

In addition you will apply theory to practice with 1000 hours of supervised professional placements in a range of settings.

In undertaking a research thesis, you will develop an evidence based approach to psychology, carrying out reviews and scientific investigations relevant to the theory and practice of educational and developmental psychology.

As a graduate, you will be qualified to register as a psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia (PBA). You will also meet most requirements for membership of the College of Educational and Developmental Psychologists of the Australian Psychological Society.

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Course Details

Location(s): On-campus at Clayton: Full time & part time
Duration: 2 years (full time) , 4 years (part time)
Start date: First Semester (February)
Qualification: Master of Educational and Developmental Psychology
2016 course requirements

Entry Requirements

You need to satisfy the following entrance requirements to be considered for entry to this course.

Making the application

Fees

Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)

The average annual student contribution amount is:

A$6349

Note: see information on how average fee is calculated.

Fee assistance

As a Commonwealth supported student, you may be able to either:

  • pay all of your student contribution up front and receive a 10% discount, or
  • defer payment through the HECS HELP loan scheme.

Full fee

Fees are per 48 credit points which represents a standard full-time course load for a year.

A$27,200

Fee assistance

As a full fee-paying student, you may be eligible to apply for the optional FEE-HELP to assist you to pay all or part of your tuition fees.

Fee information specific to this course

Domestic students in this course may apply for Austudy payments from Centrelink / the Department of Human Services. See the Austudy site for details.

*Additional eligibility criteria apply.

Scholarships

We offer over 200 types of scholarships, valued at up to $70,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Other fees

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

The course is structured in two parts, Part A. Applied academic studies in psychology and Part B. Clinical placement in psychology.