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Key to the tables

P Prerequisite: Course(s) you must complete to a defined standard (or have waived) before your enrolment in another course is confirmed.

C Corequisite: Course(s) that must be completed in the same semester as another course, unless already passed or waived.

R Restriction: Similar courses, that cannot both be credited to the same qualification.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Industrial / Organisational Psychology
PGDipI/OPsych

Qualification Regulations

Part I

These regulations are to be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Postgraduate Certificates.

Part II

Admission

1. Admission to the Postgraduate Diploma in Industrial/Organisational Psychology requires that the candidate will:

(a) have met the University admission requirements as specified; and

(b) have been awarded or qualified for a Master's or Doctoral degree specialising in Industrial/Organisational Psychology, which includes a relevant thesis and which is approved by the Academic Board or their delegate as providing sufficient Industrial/Organisational Psychology background for entry into the Diploma; and

(c) have been selected into the Diploma following a selection process which will include a written application, consideration of referee reports and interview; and

(d) have provided evidence to the satisfaction of the Academic Board or their delegate that they are in paid or unpaid employment in a work place in which Industrial/Organisational Psychology practice is a significant component, and where the organisation supports the candidate's enrolment in the Diploma.

(e) have met the requirements set down by the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act in terms of good character and reputation, and is a fit and proper person to be registered;

(f) be registered by the New Zealand Psychologists Board as an Intern Psychologist.

Qualification Requirements

2. Candidates for the Postgraduate Diploma in Industrial/Organisational Psychology shall follow a flexible course of study, which shall consist of 800-level courses totalling at least 120 credits, comprising:

(a) courses specified in the Schedule to the Diploma; and including

(b) attending contact courses, block courses, workshops, tutorials, and laboratories as required.

Specialisations

3. The Postgraduate Diploma in Industrial/Organisational Psychology is awarded without endorsement.

Academic Requirements

4. Every candidate for the Postgraduate Diploma in Industrial/Organisational Psychology shall perform to the satisfaction of the Academic Board or their delegate, academic and practical work in accordance with the requirements of the following courses: 175.821 Professional Issues in the Practice of Industrial/Organisational Psychology and 175.822 Practicum in Industrial/Organisational Psychology.

Student Progression

5. A candidate's course of study may not exceed three years from date of first enrolment in a course to be credited to the Postgraduate Diploma in Industrial/Organisational Psychology.

6. Notwithstanding Regulation 5, Academic Board or their delegate may approve a period of suspension or extension where they are satisfied that a change in employment circumstances is likely to adversely affect the candidate's programme of study. Suspensions or extensions granted will appear on the academic transcript.

7. The Postgraduate Diploma in Industrial/Organisational Psychology is not awarded with distinction or merit.

Completion Requirements

8. Candidates may be graduated when they meet the Admission, Qualification and Academic requirements within the prescribed timeframes.

Unsatisfactory Academic Progress

9. The general Unsatisfactory Academic Progress regulations will apply.

Schedule for the Postgraduate Diploma in Industrial / Organisational Psychology

Compulsory courses (120 credits from)

175.821 Professional Issues in the Practice of Industrial/Organisational Psychology 60 credits

175.822 Practicum in Industrial/Organisational Psychology 60 credits

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