Master of Organisational Psychology

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Available at


Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt


South Bank





2 years full-time
4 years part-time

Credit points


Indicative fee

CSP available (more)

Admission requirements

  • Related and accredited Bachelor Honours degree (IIA) or higher and professional registration and interview


Offered in

Semester 1 and Semester 2

Next start date

Semester 1, 2016 (more)

Applications close

Wednesday, 30 September 2015

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About this program

You will develop skills and knowledge in workplace counselling, psychological assessment, facilitation and consultancy, human resource management, program evaluation and training. If you are a practitioner and are currently working or wanting to work in public, private and community sector organisations in a range of developmental roles, this degree will suit you. This program is accredited with the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC).

Attendance information

The Master of Organisational Psychology is offered full-time or part-time at the Mt Gravatt campus.

Students enrolling in the Master of Organisational Psychology are required to complete coursework, supervised placements and a dissertation.

Coursework: You are required to attend approximately 3-6 hours of scheduled classes per week.

Placements: 1000 hours of supervised work experience (conducted off-campus) is a component of this program.

Dissertation: During your enrolment in the dissertation component of this program, it is expected that you will be able to work independently for most of the time. The requirement for on-campus attendance is relatively flexible and unstructured. However, you will be required to meet regularly with your supervisor and it is recommended that you discuss the on-campus attendance requirements with your supervisor at the start of the dissertation.

To be classed as a full-time student, you are required to enrol in a minimum number of credit points each semester. This may affect your entitlement to Centrelink benefits. The minimum credit points for full-time enrolment in this program are 30 credit points.

Leave of absence

Students will require approval from the Master of Organisational Psychology Program Director or nominee from the School of Applied Psychology to take a leave of absence. The period of leave will normally not exceed one year.

Work-integrated learning

Work-integrated learning activities (professional placements) integrate theoretical learning with its application in the workplace. The inclusion of work-integrated learning activities in the degree program demonstrates Griffith's commitment to preparing its graduates for success in their working life.

In this program you will spend time in the work/professional environment undertaking placements at various locations. Placements may be outside of the Brisbane metropolitan/Gold Coast area including northern New South Wales and (by negotiation) interstate or overseas.

My career opportunities

You will find employment in a wide range of areas such as human resource management, management consulting, psychological assessment, selection and training, vocational counselling and life or workplace coaching.

Program accreditation

The Master of Organisational Psychology is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC).

Professional recognition

The Psychology Board of Australia recognises graduates of this award for registration as a Psychologist.

Before I enrol

  • Immunisation and Health Record
  • Working with Children Check (Blue Card)

Professional placements

  • Griffith University Health and Safety Induction
  • Griffith University Student Deed Poll
  • New South Wales Health placement requirements
  • Provisional registration
  • Queensland Health placement requirements

There are placements associated with this program. Students should refer to the checklist of pre-placement and placement requirements for their Health discipline on the Placement Essentials website for full details of the requirements regarding clinical placement to ensure that they meet eligibility for placement.

Note: In the event that there is a difference between the contents published on the Placement Essentials website and the program-specific information published on the Degree and Career Finder/Programs and Courses websites, or where information published on the Placement Essentials website is not in accordance with University Policy, the Degree and Career Finder/Programs and Courses website contents and University Policy shall override the information on the Placement Essentials website.

Commonwealth supported students

  • Commonwealth supported students make a student contribution towards the cost of their courses while the majority of the cost is subsidised by the Australian Government.
  • Students are liable for the student contribution charge for the courses they are enrolled in as at the census date.
  • HECS-HELP is a loan scheme which provides eligible Commonwealth supported students with assistance in paying their student contribution charge.
  • Student contribution amounts are set by the Australian Government on an annual basis.
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Indicative annual tuition fee

The indicative annual tuition fee is calculated based on a standard full-time study load which is usually 80 credit points (two full-time semesters).

The indicative annual tuition fee is based on current conditions and available data and should only be used as a guide. These fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change.

Fee-paying postgraduate (domestic) students

  • A fee-paying postgraduate student pays tuition fees.
  • Students are liable for tuition fees for the courses they are enrolled in as at the census date (end of teaching week 4).
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program from 1 January 2014 is charged according to the approved program fee for the semester in which the student is enrolled.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program prior to 2014 is charged according to the approved program fee for the semester in which the student commenced the program.
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Program fees for the Master of Organisational Psychology (5280)

Year Fee category/Band Fee per CP Tuition fee per EFTSL (80 cp)
2015 FPPG Band 23 $211.00 $16,880.00
2014 FPPG Band 23 $203.00 $16,240.00
2013 FPPG Band 23 $195.00 $15,600.00

Tuition fees for your full degree program

Changing programs

If a postgraduate student changes to a different program they will be subject to the approved program fee for the semester in which they are enrolled.

Further information

For further enquiries, please contact your nearest Griffith Student Centre.

Additional fee information

This postgraduate program has Commonwealth Supported Places. If you are eligible, the Australian Government will contribute to the cost of this program but you will also be required to make a contribution.

Quotas are applied for admission to the Commonwealth Supported Places. Where demand exceeds the number of available places, not all eligible applicants who meet minimum program entry standards may be offered a place. Assessment for admission is based on meritorious performance. If you are not successful in gaining a Commonwealth Supported Place, you may be eligible for a Fee-Paying Postgraduate place.

This program has been approved by the Australian Government for student income support payments (Youth Allowance, Austudy and the Pensioner Education Supplement). Students should contact Centrelink for more information about their eligibility for student income support.