Community psychology is at the heart of the psychology stream at Victoria University. In fact, currently it is the only Post Graduate Community Psychology Degree taught in Australia.The community psychology program is taught at a post graduate level, that is, a Master degree which is a fifth and sixth year of study of psychology.


Below, you can find the course structure - this can be completed over 2 years if you are a full time student, or over 4 years if you are a part time student.

You can also download a copy of the 2015 Marketing Flyer for your information here  2015 Marketing Flyer

Following, there are copies of the essential materials you will need, e.g., a Thesis Manual, a Program Manual, and a Placement Manual.

Course Structure


Semester 1 Semester 2
APC6087  Professional Ethics APM6011 Qualitative Research Methods
APC6086 Clinical Assessment APM6014 Practicum 1
APM6010 Foundations of Community Psychology APM6012

Quantitative Research Methods

APC6085 Foundations of Psychotherapy APM6013 Psychology of Community Health


Semester 1 Semester 2
APM7005 Practicum 2 APM7007

Practicum 3

APC7901 Thesis 1 APC7902

Thesis 2

APM7004 Intercultural Approaches to Community Psychology APC6088 Psychopathology & Diagnosis
APM7003 Community Psychology Interventions APM7006

Psychology Practice


Essential Material for AMPC Master of Applied Psychology (Community Psychology)

Here you can download a copy of the 2017 Program Manual

This is the 2015 Program Manual   2015 Thesis Manual

Here you can download a copy of the 2015 Thesis Manual   

Here you can download a copy of the 2017 Placement Manual

This is the 2015 Placement Manual  


Staff at Victoria University

At Victoria University, there is a committed and talented academic staff who share both a common understanding and a diversity of alignments to the philosophies and values of community psychology. By viewing their Staff Profiles here, you will see the vibrancy and dynamic environment of the teaching, research and action of the academe.

Teaching and learning in the program does not provide an entire account of the program. The graduate candidates in the program play a critical role in the energy of the program. They bring with them their life experiences, their questioning enquiry and their experiences in their placements back to the university. This synergy provides a cohesive and enquiring environment to the community psychology program.

Student Profile

You can read about the Graduate Candidates' Profiles here.