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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.

Key features

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 for

Suitable if you have a fourth year psychology honours or approved equivalent (within the last 10 years) and want a career in organisational psychology.

Fee per Credit Point

AUD $1,085

Estimated Annual Fee

AUD $34,720

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.

Entry requirements

• 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


  • The course information contained on this page is applicable for 2014 ONLY.
    It is meant as a guide only, to plan your enrolment or study please see the official Handbook.
    For more information please read the courses disclaimer.


Career Opportunities

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.

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Postgraduate Diploma of Organisational Behaviour


To apply for this course as an international student, use the Macquarie University Online Application Manager. Printed application forms are also available if you would like to post your application.

For more information see applying to Macquarie University as an international student.

  • Applications close 31 October each year, for commencement in the following year.
  •  International applicants must provide evidence that their existing degree qualifications have been assessed as being equivalent by the Australian Psychological Society (APS) . See the APS website for more information.


Students applying for this course are also required to submit a supplementary form. See