Duration
Full-time: 1 year
Next start date
2018 Semester One – 26 February
2019 Semester One – 4 March
Available locations
City, Tāmaki
Points
120
Programme type
Postgraduate

Programme overview

Designed for graduates in the areas of applied behaviour analysis and industrial, work and organisational psychology, the PGDipAppPsych programme will prepare you for professional practice in the application of these sub-disciplines of psychology.

The programme is flexible and draws on the interests and expertise of Psychology academic staff, which means you’ll be working with up-to-date theory and practice. You’ll complete a supervised practicum that will allow you to apply your knowledge and skills in a real-world setting.

Read the full programme regulations for the Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Psychology in the University of Auckland Calendar.

Programme structure

Students must complete 120 points in one year of full-time study. Part-time study is available at the discretion of the School of Psychology.

The following courses are required at the direction of the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) and New Zealand Psychologists Board (NZPB):

  • A supervised practicum worth 60 points (PSYCH 651 A and B)
  • PSYCH 720  Research Topic in Psychology (30 points)
  • PSYCH 730  Professional Psychology Practice in NZ (15 points)
  • PSYCH 757  Advanced Applied Behaviour Analysis (15 points)
  • The practicum component of this degree involves up to 1500 hours of supervised experience in an applied setting.

This programme structure is subject to final regulatory approval.  

2018 entry requirements

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Programme requirements

Minimum programme requirements

Minimum requirements listed here are the likely grades required and do not guarantee entry. We assess each application individually and applicants may require a higher grade to be offered a place.

  • Taught 120 points GPA Grade Point Average 5.0

    Masters degree in psychology

Further programme requirements

Taught 120 points

You must have completed a masters degree in psychology* with a GPA of 5.0.

You must consult with members of academic staff in Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) or Industrial, Work and Organisational Psychology (IWO) regarding the supervision of a proposed practicum, and the 700-level courses you intend to study before you apply.

You must complete the supplementary application form available on the School of Psychology’s website.

You should include the written approval of your proposed supervisors when you submit your application.

*In some cases, Psychology academic staff may require you to have passed particular courses in your masters degree. Therefore, if you haven’t yet completed your masters degree in Psychology, we advise you to plan carefully to ensure you include these required courses. If you are unsure which courses you should include, please consult with members of academic staff.

Programme requirements

Minimum programme requirements

Minimum requirements listed here are the likely grades required and do not guarantee entry. We assess each application individually and applicants may require a higher grade to be offered a place.

Further programme requirements

Taught 120 points

You must have completed a one-year (or equivalent) masters degree, following an undergraduate degree, from a recognised university (or similar institution). You will need a GPE of 5.0.

You must consult with members of academic staff in Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) or Industrial, Work and Organisational Psychology (IWO) regarding the supervision of a proposed practicum, and the postgraduate courses you intend to study before you apply.

You must complete the supplementary application form available on the School of Psychology’s website.

You should include the written approval of your proposed supervisors when you submit your application.

How much does a Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Psychology cost per year?

2017 fees

Domestic students
NZ$8,200 – $8,914*
International students
NZ$38,062*

Fees are set in advance of each calendar year and will be updated on this website. 2017 fees are inclusive of 15% GST, but do not include the Student Services Fee, course books, travel and health insurance, or living costs. Amounts shown are indicative only. In addition to the tuition fees, there is a Student Services Fee of $6.38 per point, estimated at $765.60 for full-time study (120 points). Fees will be confirmed upon completion of enrolment into courses.

*Please note: amounts shown are indicative and estimates only.

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Key dates

Please note: We will consider late applications if places are still available. International students should start the application process as early as possible to allow sufficient time to apply for a visa.

Application closing dates

Semester One 2018
8 December 2017

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Where could this programme take you?

Graduates of the Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Psychology can look forward to meeting the requirements to become a registered psychologist and practising in New Zealand. If your area of interest is applied behaviour analysis, you can become registered with the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB).

Jobs related to this programme

  • Potential for international registration with BACB (Behavior Analyst Certification Board)
  • Registered Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) practitioner
  • Registered psychologist

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