How to Apply

The School of Psychology is not accepting applications for either the Master of Psychology (Organisational) or the Combined PhD/Master of Psychology (Organisational) program for 2017.  Should further information be required, please contact the School directly at

Intake: Semester 1 only (Academic Calendar)

Applications open: Throughout the year until the deadline

Application deadline: 31 October each year

How to Apply
Follow the School’s step-by-step guide to apply for a Master of Psychology program.

Applicants must submit a Supplementary Application Form with their application.

Two references are required for each applicant. Applicants may choose between two submission methods, as below.

1. Ask each referee to complete a Referee Report Form and email it directly to the School.


2. Ask each referee to complete an online referee report via The Australian Psychology Post-Graduate Program Reference Request System (see below).

The Australian Psychology Post-Graduate Program Reference Request System

  • Applicants require an active subscription to use the system, which will cost $25.
  • A subscription for the 2016-2017 selection round will be active from 1 August 2016 to 30 July 2017.
  • Applicants can subscribe at
  • Applicants nominate their referees and indicate the program/s and institution/s to which they will apply.
  • Referees create an account and complete one reference per applicant.
  • Applicants can control which institution/s will access each reference, and can track if a reference has been completed.
  • User Guides are available at

Important Notes

  • Applicants must have completed an accredited four-year sequence in psychology within 10 years of their expected commencement in the Master of Psychology.

  • International psychology qualifications must be assessed by the Australian Psychological Society (APS) before an application is submitted.  Note the APS will only assess complete qualifications.

  • Applicants should read the Registration Standards developed by the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA) and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).  The requirements of these standards must be met before an application for registration as a provisional psychologist is approved.

  • English Language Skills Registration Standard: all applicants, domestic and international, should use AHPRA's Pathways diagram for all professions (under 'Additional resources') to guide their understanding of this standard’s requirements.

  • Students must be registered as a provisional psychologist before they commence a program, and must maintain their registration for the duration of their enrolment.

  • Applicants interested only in coursework should submit just one coursework application.  An additional coursework preference can be nominated within the same application.

  • Applicants also interested in a Combined PhD/Master of Psychology (research) program should submit a research application in addition to their coursework application.  The Graduate Research School’s website details how to prepare such an application.

Further Information        
For enquiries relating to the UNSW Apply Online service, please contact UNSW Admissions.

For enquires relating to the application process or eligibility, please refer to the School’s Frequently Asked Questions or contact the Administrative Officer (Postgraduate Support).

For enquiries relating to program content, or academic information, please either refer to the Program Guides, the University Handbook, or contact the relevant Program Director as below.

Information current at: December 2016


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