Until recently, understanding the mind of an individual was always considered as a challenging task. But, with so many researches and advancements made in the field of psychology, understanding the mind of an individual has now become much easier. In fact, now Melbourne psychology is a structured course of study in many of the universities and colleges across the globe. Many youngsters now look to psychology as a promising profession. In one published in ‘the Canberra times’, you find how Chiara Tenaglia, despite getting wonderful placements after completing his college degree, preferred to study arts combining it with psychology.
Diverse fields of study:
Chiara Tenaglia intends to make psychology as a profession because he finds this a promising field of study. As in any other profession, even in Melbourne psychology there are diverse fields of specialization. Some of the popular fields of specialization are counseling, clinical, health, community, educational, forensic, organizational and clinical neuro psychology.
Different levels of study:
For example, the University of Melbourne conducts structured courses in psychology in various levels like the diploma and certificate, undergraduate, graduate diploma and master graduate courses. In addition to these, the university also has Phd courses. The courses consist of appropriate number of classroom works and training sessions. Normally, after successfully completing the course, the colleges help the students in identifying an experienced psychologist for internship.
Accredited to APAC:
The courses are accredited to the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC). This council is established under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law Act 2009. The council is the nodal agency for imparting education in psychology. The Council sets standards in the teaching and also monitors accredited institutions in the field of imparting knowledge on psychology and related activities. The Council also helps the student in finding a suitable supervisor who is listed on the Psychology Board of Australia.
Monitors the accredited colleges:
In order to ensure compliance to its norms, the APAC conducts periodical audit of accredited colleges. During the course of audit, the APAC ensures that the courses of study and the appointment of staff, and other facilities provided to the students and staff are in strict compliance to its norms. In order to get the details of accredited colleges you may browse the website of APAC.
The courses are normally categorized into two, namely short term and long term. However, the duration of the course depends on the type of course you have chosen. Many colleges even offer scholarships to deserving students. Further, the colleges normally provide hostel facilities which are available at a reasonable rental. The tuition fee depends on the course you have chosen and the facilities available in the college.
Seminars and refresher courses:
In addition to these, the Melbourne psychology colleges also conduct periodical seminars and refresher courses. These help the students and practicing psychologists to exchange their knowledge and also get updates on the recent innovations that have taken up in the field of psychology.
Support to students:
Some of the colleges also help the students in finding a suitable placement and also in establishing their own clinics. Further, some of the colleges have established various societies which aim to provide study support and various networking facilities to the students.