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Postgraduate Diploma in Educational and Developmental Psychology

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The Postgraduate Diploma in Educational and Developmental Psychology is a one-year internship. It provides a framework for supervised professional practice.

Key details

Degree Type
Graduate Diploma
Duration
1 year full-time
Study Mode
Online

About this course

The Postgraduate Diploma in Educational and Developmental Psychology is a one-year internship. It provides a framework for supervised professional practice. Successful completion of this programme will deem you eligible for registration as an educational psychologist with the New Zealand Psychologists Board.

Entry requirements

This programme is a selected entry programme. This means there are a number of extra requirements you must meet.

To enter the Postgraduate Diploma in Educational and Developmental Psychology (the internship) you will:

  • have a B+ average or above over a completed Master of Educational and Developmental Psychology or over a Postgraduate Certificate in Educational and Developmental Psychology (or equivalent)
  • have been awarded or qualified for least 60 credits of approved psychology courses including at least 45 credits at 200-level or higher
  • meet all requirements as set by the New Zealand Psychologists Board for registration as an Intern Educational Psychologist, and
  • meet the requirements as set by the New Zealand Psychologists Board, in terms of good character and fitness to be registered
  • have access to a suitable psychology practice context and professional supervision for the duration of the programme.

You will need to provide the following documents:

  • verified copies of all academic transcripts for studies taken at all universities other than Massey University
  • a copy of your current curriculum vitae (including education and employment for at least the last five years)
  • personal statement/cover letter
  • a completed New Zealand Police Request and Consent form, along with two pieces of verified identification (one of which must be photographic) from the list of acceptable forms of identification on the checklist (see below)
  • a copy of a police report from every country you have lived in for more than 12 months in the last 10 years - please do not supply originals.
  • contact details of two referees
  • an interview may be required, so please provide your Skype address (if you are unable to attend in person at Auckland).

Study locations

Online

Career pathways

The Postgraduate Diploma in Educational and Developmental Psychology is your pathway to becoming an educational psychologist. Successful completion of this internship programme will deem you eligible for registration as an educational psychologist with the New Zealand Psychologists Board.

There is a demand for educational psychologists in New Zealand. If you enjoy people, love learning, and are creative, this is an exciting profession. It leads to a vast range of professional opportunities in the areas of learning, assessment, leadership and management in educational and workplace settings.

Credit for prior study or work

For information on prior learning, exemptions and transfer of credit or other questions:

  • review the Recognition of Prior Learning regulations
  • contact us through the Enquire button on this page.