Postgraduate Diploma of Organisational Behaviour
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This diploma is an alternative path to acquiring knowledge and skill in organisational psychology. Students in the postgraduate diploma complete masters-level coursework alongside Master of Organisational Psychology students, but do not complete a full masters degree.
Offers you the chance to progress to the Master of Organisational Psychology subject to academic and interview performance
|North Ryde (Sydney)|
|Session 1 (March)|
Minimum course duration
|1 year full-time|
Suitable if you have a fourth year psychology honours or approved equivalent (within the last 10 years) and want a career in organisational psychology.
Fees quoted are the estimated payable fees for the relevant degree in 2014, based on a typical credit load calculation per academic session. An individual student's credit load may change in each academic session. The University reviews per credit point fees each year and fees may change year on year. For courses of more than one year in duration, students will pay the fee that is current for the year of enrolment. Students may incur other fees, charges and conditions for each session in which they enrol and are advised to check these with the University before enrolment. More information on tuition fees.
• Recent APAC accredited Honours degree in Psychology or recognised equivalent • Minimum English Language Proficiency: IELTS or IELTS equivalent of 7.0 overall, with minimum 7.0 in each band
All applicants for undergraduate or postgraduate coursework studies at Macquarie University are required to provide evidence of proficiency in English.
For more information see English Language Requirements.
You may satisfy the English language requirements if you have completed:
- senior secondary studies equivalent to the NSW HSC
- one year of Australian or comparable tertiary study in a country of qualification
Work experience requirements
Work experience is an advantage.
- Applications close 31 October each year, for commencement in the following year.
This diploma does not lead to membership of the Australian Psychological Society or eligibility for registration with the Psychology Board of Australia. However, if you complete units for the Postgraduate Diploma in Organisational Behaviour, you may credit these towards a Master of Organisational Psychology, provided that you are accepted into the full Master's program.
What you will study
|General requirements||Credit Points|
|Minimum number of credit points at 800 level or above||32|
|Completion of other specific minimum requirements as set out below|
Specific minimum requirements:
The following outlines the units (subjects) to be studied within this diploma
|800 level or above||Credit Points|
|Required||PSYO919||Training in Organisations||4|
|Required||PSYO921||Applied Psychology in Human Resource Management||4|
|Required||PSYO939||Team Factors in the Workplace||4|
|Required||PSYO940||Psychological Assessment and Evaluation||4|
|Required||16cp from||PSY863||Research Design and Evaluation (4)|
|PSY963||Coaching and Positive Psychology (4)|
|PSYO904||Counselling and Cultural Perspective for Organisational Psychology (4)|
|PSYO914||Industrial and Organisational Psychology (4)|
|PSYO915||Organisational Change and Development (4)|
|PSYO922||Human Factors and New Technology (4)|
|PSYO946||Performance Assessment of Organisations and Employees (4)||16|
|Total credit points required to satisfy this diploma||32|
There are a range of opportunities in consultancy firms, companies and government departments. Opportunities exist in strategic human resources management, and employee or organisational development.