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Postgraduate Diploma in Organisational Psychology

PGDipOrgPsyc
01 February 2024

UC's Postgraduate Diploma in Organisational Psychology (PGDipOrgPsyc) is a great opportunity if you have non-clinical experience and want to become a registered psychologist. Learn more.

DURATION

Postgraduate Diploma in Organisational Psychology

Degree Structure - Duration
1 year full-time

START

Postgraduate Diploma in Organisational Psychology

Degree Structure - Start In
Semester 1 (February 2025)

POINTS

120

TUITION FEES

Overview


Postgraduate Diploma in Organisational Psychology

Introduction

Organisational Psychology involves working with organisations to promote healthy and professional environments with respect to ethics, equity, culture, and a sustainable working life.

This Postgraduate Diploma in Organisational Psychology (PGDipOrgPsyc) is a great opportunity for those wishing to have a positive impact by working with individuals as well as teams and organisations to become registered psychologists and have a broader impact on human performance and mental health.

See also the Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology and the Postgraduate Diploma in Child and Family Psychology for other opportunities at UC to become a registered psychologist.


Postgraduate Diploma in Organisational Psychology

Why study a Postgraduate Diploma in Organisational Psychology at UC?

  • Further develop your Psychology knowledge around human behaviour and behaviour change strategies, based on the latest evidence-based research.
  • Build your skills in how to work with individuals, teams, and organisations to create positive work environments, and address common issues such as stress, workplace bullying, and change management.
  • Learn more about how to design work and select the right person, and how to support performance of individuals, teams, and organisations.
  • Complete an internship under supervision of a registered psychologist.
  • This Diploma is a pathway to becoming a registered psychologist under the general scope with Te Poari Kaimātai Hinengaro o Aotearoa | New Zealand Psychologists Board.

Postgraduate Diploma in Organisational Psychology

Entry requirements

To enrol in the PGDipOrgPsyc, you will need the following:

  • a 240-point master's degree or PhD in Psychology, with a substantial component or your coursework and research being in organisational psychology
  • proof of employment (paid or unpaid) in an organisation relevant to organisational psychology that will allow you to use your role for the internship component of the Diploma, alongside a letter of agreement from your employer
  • completed an interview process including official academic records, letters of recommendation, and evidence of relevant experience.

If English is your additional language, you are also required to meet UC's English language requirements.

For the full entry requirements, see the Regulations for the Postgraduate Diploma in Organisational Psychology or use the admission requirements checker.

How to apply

You can apply online at myUC.

The application process includes an interview, plus the submission of academic records and other evidence of relevant experience, letters of recommendation, and proof of employment with approval from your workplace to carry out your internship.

Contact Te Kura Mahi ā-Hirikapo | School of Psychology, Speech and Hearing for more information and to enrol.

See Admission and enrolment for all information on enrolling at UC.

Postgraduate Diploma in Organisational Psychology

Career opportunities

There is an increasing need for more general psychologists in Aotearoa and beyond, and especially in areas that promote more awareness around mental health, supporting optimal performance, diversity, and equity.

These skills will make you particularly suited to psychology careers in businesses and government.

As a registered psychologist, you may find roles in training and development, coaching, recruitment, health and safety, human resources, consultancy, and organisational strategy and development.

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Postgraduate Diploma in Organisational Psychology

Planning my study

Postgraduate Diploma in Organisational Psychology

How do I plan my diploma?

The PGDipOrgPsyc is made up of 120 points of compulsory courses, including a 1,500-hour supervised internship with your current organisation that will occur throughout the whole programme.

This coursework includes reflective journals, written assignments, cultural and field supervision, noho marae, workshops, an oral exam, and building a competency portfolio.

Beginning in February 2025, the Diploma will take one year full-time to complete, or part-time for up to two years.

For the full entry requirements, see the Regulations for the Postgraduate Diploma in Organisational Psychology or use the admission requirements checker.

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