What will I learn?

The Master of Psychology (Ed and Dev) degree at ACU is a two year postgraduate course consisting of academic coursework, practical training in assessment, diagnosis and intervention, lifespan perspective, and completion of a research project. Successful completion of the course allows registration as a general psychologist and eligibility for the two year registrar program, culminating in Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA) endorsement in Educational & Developmental psychology.

Career paths

Graduates will be well-prepared for work as practitioner psychologists or skilled who 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 may conduct psychological and educational assessments and instructional planning for exceptional children, adolescents and adults.

Students with a Student Visa will need to complete the program in minimum duration, study at least one subject on-campus each semester and must not undertake more than 33% of the program online.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Health Sciences



Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$27,096.00 (US$ 18,848) per year
AUD $54,192 for the entire course; Unit Fee: AUD $3,387
Start date

15 February 2021


Melbourne Campus

The Mary Glowrey Building,

115 Victoria Parade,



3065, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must hold the equivalent of an Australian bachelor degree from a recognised university or institution with a pass average. Individual courses may also have additional specific requirements. English language proficiency: Overall IELTS score of 6.5 (with an individual score of 6.0 for all tests); Pearson Test of English (PTE): 61 with a minimum of 50 in all four communicative skills; Test of English as a Foreign Language - Academic (TOEFL): Internet based total of 90: minimum 25 writing; ACU English Language Test: B (65-74%); Cambridge Advanced English (CAE): Overall CAE of 176 (Minimum individual score of 169 in all tests).

For international students

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed the following prerequisites:

Bachelor degree with honours in accredited psychology course with minimum of II A honours; OR
Bachelor degree with accredited four year major study in psychology;

A bachelor degree with accredited three year major study in psychology and satisfactory completion of an additional year of accredited study in psychology, or equivalent, with an overall mark equivalent to II A Honours; OR

qualifications and experience assessed as equivalent by the selection committee;

Overall academic IELTS score of 7.0 (with minimum scores of 7.0 in all tests); or
TOEFL score of Internet based total of 100: minimum 25 writing, speaking, reading and listening; or
Pearson Test of English (PTE): 65 with a minimum of 65 in all four communicative skills

Application deadline: 31 October.

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