Master of Psychology - Clinical

Australian Catholic University (ACU)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00004G

The Master of Psychology (Clinical) is a fifth and sixth year program in psychology open to graduates of an accredited fourth year psychology program. Students will acquire knowledge and skills to prepare for professional practice and research in clinical psychology. Students further develop ethical values, knowledge and professional skills in psychology, integrated by the scientist-practitioner model. Graduates will be well-prepared for work as practitioner psychologists or skilled researchers in a range of institutions and agencies providing psychological and mental health services.

Designed for

Psychology graduates

Structure

160 Credit Points.

Subjects

  • Clinical psychology

Standard entry requirements

  • Bachelor degree with honours in accredited psychology course with minimum of IIA Honours
  • Or Bachelor degree with accredited four year major study in psychology
  • Or Bachelor degree with accredited three year major study in psychology and satisfactory completion of an additional year of accredited study in psychology, or equivalent, with an overall mark equivalent to IIA Honours
  • Or qualifications and experience assessed as equivalent by the selection committee
  • And demonstrated suitability to undertake the course as evidenced by satisfactory: academic referee report
  • Professional referee report
  • And interview with the selection committee
  • And be eligible for registration with the Psychology Board of Australia as a conditional/provisional psychologist.

Recognition

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.

Study pathways

Graduates may be eligible to progress to higher degree research programs within ACU.

Study information

Campus Fees Mid year intake Attendance
Melbourne (St Patrick's) International: $54,192 No
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years

Further information

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.

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