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This is a selected entry programme. Applications close 1 October of the preceding year. To be considered for this programme, all documentation, including referee reports, must be received by 1 October.
To be considered for selection you must:
Please note: There are a limited number of places available. Meeting entry requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the programme.
The School of Psychology Graduate Prospectus and web pages contain detailed information regarding this programme.
Documentation required (to be uploaded when applying):
To ensure you are well prepared for your application, the questions below have been provided to enable you to collate your responses well in advance of your application.
Application & Supplementary Questions:
The School of Psychology requires you to provide detailed information about your professional goals and aspirations, and your understanding of the PGDipPP. Please download and complete the Supplementary Questions form as part of your online application. Once completed, save the file and upload it using the ‘Upload’ button.
Any information that you consider sensitive and that you would prefer to submit directly to the School, can be emailed to Jo Stevenson at J.Stevenson@massey.ac.nz.
Please prepare answers to the following questions. Answers should be brief, direct and to the point, whilst providing as much details as is needed to answer the question:
A short-list of candidates will be selected and interview appointments will be advised. Depending on numbers, these panel interviews may be conducted in person at either Palmerston North or Auckland.
If selected for this programme, you will be required to apply for registration as an intern with the New Zealand Psychologists Board.
When you apply for registration as an intern, you will need to authorise the Registration Board to request a check of your Criminal Record with the NZ Police. If you have been resident overseas during the last five years, you will also need to provide the Board with a Police Clearance Certificate (such as FBI Criminal Conviction Information/Fingerprint Information in the USA) or an equivalent form detailing any convictions you have had in any country in which you have lived in the past 5 years. In that case, with your application to the university, you need to provide a copy of the letter(s) by which you have requested such Certificates.
For students whose qualifying degree was not completed at an English-speaking university, demonstration of English language competence (equivalent to an overall IELTS score of at least 7.5 with no band lower than 7.0) is required.
For general entry requirements see Massey University entry requirements.
Applications will be considered by the selection panel. Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed and a final selection made. Applicants will be advised of the outcome and successful applicants can then enrol in the relevant courses.
Students will pass a total of 120 credits from the programme schedule shown below AND produce evidence that a minimum 1500 hours practical work has been completed. This is to be provided in the form of an employer’s certificate of performance and is required prior to the examination in 175.852.
These regulations should be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including the General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas and Postgraduate Certificates
All courses are 30 credits each unless otherwise indicated.
175.851 Advanced Professional Issues in Psychological Practice Part I
175.852 Advanced professional Issues in Psychological Practice Part II
175.853 Practicum in Psychological Practice Part I
175.854 Practicum in Psychological Practice Part II
Note: Please do not apply for courses until you have received confirmation advising you have been selected into the programme.
We can't tell you the exact cost until you have chosen your courses, as the tuition fees you pay each year vary depending on the courses you choose. There will also be compulsory non-tuition fees you have to pay in addition to your tuition fees. For some courses there may be other charges for things such as study resources, software, trips and contact workshops.
To get an approximate idea of tuition costs for typical study areas, you can use our quick guide to programme fees.
If you already know which courses you are going to take, you can use our Fees calculator to get an estimate of your fees.
You might be eligible to apply for a scholarship or award. You can use our scholarship search to see what is available. You may also be eligible for a student loan to help towards paying your fees.
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