Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
The Master of Psychology (Clinical) degree at ACU is a two year postgraduate course consisting of academic coursework, practical training in assessment, diagnosis and intervention, and completion of a research project. Successful completion of the course allows registration as a general psychologist and upon completion of an additional period of supervised practice, for area of practice endorsement in clinical psychology with The Psychology Board of Australia.
160 credit points. Students must complete 1000 hours of practicum placement in clinical settings with at least 400 hours of face-to-face client contact.During the course, students complete three practicum placements. The first practicum usually occurs in the on-campus training clinic. During this placement students gain experience in assessment, diagnosis and therapy under close individual and group supervision conducted by experienced psychologists. Students must be supervised by a psychologist who is an approved supervisor with the Psychology Board of Australia. During the second year of the course, most students complete two six-month external placements, again under supervision by a fully endorsed Clinical psychologist. Practicum options include placements in health care, community mental health teams, non-governmental and private practice settings.
- Psychology (clinical)
Standard entry requirements
To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed the following prerequisites:a Bachelor degree with honours.
This course is currently accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) on the Strathfield and Melbourne campuses and approved by the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA) as a suitable program of study for the purpose of registration as a psychologist. Please note that a minimum six-year sequence of education and training in psychology is required for an individual to become eligible for general registration as a psychologist in Australia.
Graduates may be eligible to progress to higher degree research programs within ACU.
|Campus||Fees||Mid year intake||Attendance|
|Melbourne (St Patrick's)||International: $58,656||No|
|Strathfield (Mount Saint Mary)||International: $58,656||No|
Graduates will be well-prepared for work as practitioner psychologists or skilled researchers who work with individuals, families, groups and organisations in a range of institutions and agencies providing psychological and mental health services. Clinical psychologists often work in hospitals, health care centres, community mental health teams, private practice, or academic settings.