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Postgraduate Diploma in Industrial / Organisational Psychology

Key facts

  • Selected entry - applications close 1 October
  • One year full-time study

Improve the workplace for yourself and others

The Postgraduate Diploma in Industrial/Organisational Psychology is your pathway into the rewarding world of work psychology.

What is it like?

Find out more about entry requirements, fees and courses in the planning section.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Industrial/Organisational Psychology is an internship programme. You’ll do a supervised practicum and gain extensive knowledge of professional issues in the practice of I/O psychology.

You’ll also complete reports on six key topics in I/O psychology.

Great job opportunities

On graduating, you can apply for registration as a psychologist in New Zealand with the New Zealand Psychologists Board. 

Industrial/organisational psychology (or work psychology) is a vibrant and dynamic field of psychological practice with good job opportunities worldwide. 

Help make the world of work a better place

This programme considers both business and community issues. I/O psychologists can serve in a variety of roles and organisations, including not-for-profits, generating financial and/or social capital. As social critics, many work psychologists serve the interests of staff as much as those of employers.

Internationally recognised and market-leading in New Zealand

Massey graduates more researchers and clinical psychologists than any other university in New Zealand. We’re connected to a wide range of community and statutory organisations, and produce unique and applied psychology research and training that’s recognised nationally and internationally. This expertise enhances the reputation of your degree and ensures your knowledge is relevant to today’s society.

A good fit if you:

  • Want to become a registered psychologist
  • Have completed a master’s degree or doctorate specialising in industrial/organisational psychology
  • Work in the field of industrial/organisational psychology


The Postgraduate Diploma in Industrial and Organisational Psychology provides many great career opportunities. Graduates typically work in management consulting firms, government departments, non-profit groups and large corporations.

Explore your psychology options

If you want to be a registered psychologist, you can explore your qualification options in our psychology pathways tool.

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