Master of Professional Psychology

Monash University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00008C

The Master of Professional Psychology is a one year course designed to meet the requirements of the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) for a generalist fifth year in psychology. The course prepares selected psychology graduates in advanced psychotherapeutic skills required for general registration as a psychologist. It develops your professional capability to apply the theoretical, research, assessment and therapeutic skills involved in psychology. Following graduation, you will be eligible to undertake one year of supervised generalist practice – you will then progress to full registration as a psychologist.

Designed for

Selected psychology graduates in advanced psychotherapeutic skills required for general registration as a psychologist

Structure

The course is structured in two parts: Part A. Applied academic studies in psychology and Part B. Professional experience in psychology.

Subjects

  • Psychology

Standard entry requirements

A fourth year of psychology study from any course accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC), which may be a Graduate Diploma or Bachelor's honours degree, with at least a high credit average in fourth year psychology. These qualifications must have been completed within the last 10 years. Applicants with international qualifications will need to have their qualifications assessed by the Australian Psychological Society (APS). In addition, applicants must provide evidence of demonstrated suitability for work as a professional psychologist determined by completion of a supplementary form and satisfactory referee reports (one academic and two professional), relevant voluntary or paid work experience, and an interview.

Recognition

Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC), Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), Associate membership of the Australian Psychological Society (Assoc MAPS).

Study pathways

On completion of the course graduates will have acquired the necessary skills to prepare for a final year of supervised practice in the field for general registration under the '5+1 internship model' for registration. Graduates of the program arrange a Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA) approved 1-year internship in settings of their choice.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Clayton International: $38,900 No
  • Full-time : 1 year
  • Part-time : 2 years

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