Professional Development

This section contains information on how to enter the world of Industrial Organisational Psychology and how to progress. This includes conferences and other professional development.

IO Psychologists are required to have a postgraduate diploma in Organisational Psychology, and be registered with the board of ethics.



Massey University offers a program that specialises in introductory IO psychology: Bachelor of Arts – Business Psychology

Otherwise most masters programs in IO Psychology will accept Human Resources and Psychology graduates

Postgraduate – Honors and Masters

University of Canterbury Master of Science – Applied Psychology

Massey University – Industrial Organisational Psychology

University of Waikato – Master of Applied Psychology (Organisational Psychology) – MAppPsy(Org)

Auckland University – Industrial and Organisational Psychology

Postgraduate – Diploma

Massey University

New Zealand Army

Upcoming Conferences

New Zealand

Asia Pacific Academy for Psychosocial Factors at Work, 29 – 30 November, Auckland 2018

Australian Industrial-Organisational Psychology (IOP) conference, Adelaide, July 2019

Professional Development

Previous IOP Conferences – Abstracts and Presentations

Institute of Organisational Psychology, Christchurch, 2 September 2017
Institute of Organisational Psychology, Wellington, 2 September 2016

New Zealand Psychological Society Conference – Auckland, 4 to 7 September 2018
Institute of Organisational Psychology, Auckland, 5 and 7 September 2018