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Doctor of Psychology in Organisational Psychology

Course code: 2933 ~ Course abbreviation: DPsych(Org) ~ 8 semesters full-time, 10 semesters part-time ~ Managing faculty: Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Study mode and course location

On-campus (Clayton; Monash Medical Centre, Clayton)

Course description

This higher degree is offered at the Caulfield campus. It prepares psychology graduates for academic/research and professional careers by providing advanced training in both research and the skills required for practice in organisational psychology.

See also important information about the `Doctor of Psychology programs' under `General faculty information' in the `Faculty information' section of this handbook.

Course structure

Coursework and placements

First year

Semester 1
Semester 2
  • MOP5052 Recruitment, selection and appraisal
  • MOP5062 Contemporary organisational psychology
  • MOP5072 Advanced research design and thesis proposal
  • MOP5042 Placement 2

Second year

Semester 1
  • MOP6011 Work groups, teams, training and development
  • MOP6021 Placement 3
Semester 2

Professional recognition

It is intended that completion of the DPsych in Organisational Psychology will qualify students for membership of the Australian Psychological Society and registration as a psychologist in the State of Victoria; the program is designed to satisfy the academic training requirements for membership of the APS College of Organisational Psychologists and registration as an organisational psychologist. In general, a further two years of supervised relevant experience will be necessary for full membership of an APS college and for registration as a specialist psychologist.

Contact details

Manager, postgraduate studies: telephone +61 3 9905 1232 or +61 3 9903 1482 or visit

Course coordinator

Dr Sally Carless