La Trobe University

Master of Clinical Psychology

La Trobe University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00115M

You'll learn practical skills and knowledge essential for a career in professional clinical psychology. The curriculum covers areas such as cognitive behavioural therapy, child and adolescent mental health, psychopathology, counselling skills, psychological assessment and treatment, and advanced psychotherapy process skills. You'll also explore the ethical and professional issues associated with work in this field, and develop skills in writing professional-standard assessment reports suitable for a range of referral agencies or contexts. During your clinical placement practicum, you'll perform clinic intake assessments and conduct case work with clients including face-to-face assessment and intervention with adults and children. During your program you'll be required to work on a research project. Working collaboratively with your research supervisor, you'll address a research question relevant to the field of clinical psychology and produce a research report.


  • First Year Subjects: Academic Integrity Module
  • Assessment and Treatment of Children and Adolescents
  • Clinical Practicum A
  • Clinical Practicum B
  • Ethics and Skills for Professional Practice
  • Foundation Skills in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Psychological Assessment
  • Psychopathology
  • Research Masters A

Standard entry requirements

  • Postgraduate: Prerequisites - Course specific requirements - APAC-accredited fourth-year psychology program.
  • Postgraduate: Prerequisites - Course specific requirements - APAC-Accredited H2A in Honours year
  • Postgraduate: Prerequisites - Course specific requirements - Applicants must have completed their degree within the last 10 years.
  • Postgraduate: Prerequisites - Course specific requirements - Specialisation - compulsory: Psychology
  • Postgraduate: Prerequisites - Course specific requirements - WAM - Weighted Average Mark (WAM) 75%
  • International: IELTS - 7.0 < 7.0 - 7.0 IELTS (Academic) with no individual band less than 7.0.
  • Note: This course may be subject to alternative or extra entry requirements depending on your life circumstances and/or work experience. For the complete entry requirements, please search for your course on the La Trobe website:


The Master of Clinical Psychology is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC). Graduates of the Master of Clinical Psychology may be eligible to apply for registration with the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA) as a psychologist. Specialist endorsement as a clinical psychologist with the PsyBA is subject to additional registrar requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details. Graduates of the Master of Clinical Psychology may apply for membership with the Australian Psychological Society (APS), the APS College of Clinical Psychologists, and the Australian Clinical Psychology Association (ACPA). Membership may be subject to additional requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional bodies for details.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Melbourne (Bundoora) International: $78,000 No
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Melbourne (Bundoora).

Your course fees will depend on the subjects you choose to study: each subject has its own costs. The total course fee may vary depending on the subjects you choose, your study load, the time it takes to complete your course and your approved Credit for Prior Learning. Fees correct Friday, Sep 30 2022

Further information

International students cannot undertake studies on overseas exchange in this program.

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