Master of Psychology (Clinical)

Master of Psychology (Clinical)

Delve into the facets of behaviour. Lead a successful career in professional psychology.
2 Years Full Time
CRICOS Code: 074848F
Australian Qualification Framework: 9
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Industry work placement
1,000 hours of practical skills and training (at our on-campus clinic and external locations)
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Be intrigued by the human mind


You’re ready to make your mark and help change people’s lives for the better. Our Master of Psychology (Clinical) continues your deep understanding of human behaviour and mental health. This is the fifth and sixth year sequence of professional training in psychology for your general registration as a psychologist in Australia.

The aim of the Master of Psychology (Clinical) program is to equip graduates with the knowledge, skills, attributes and competencies to be able to undertake professional practice in a range of clinical settings with diverse client populations.

The Master of Psychology (Clinical) has been developed in alignment with Psychological Sciences’ educational philosophy that aims to provide students with comprehensive evidence-based theoretical and practical learning and with close reference to the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council Rules for Accreditation and Accreditation Standards for Psychology Courses (January 2019 Standards) and the Psychology Board of Australian General Registration Standard.

The course includes coursework and independent research leading to a thesis and practical placement. It also has a minimum 1,000 hours of practical skills and training at our on-campus clinic and external locations.

This course is conditionally accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC).

This course has been accredited by TEQSA.


What you'll learn

Expertise in human behaviour forms the foundation of all our courses including our Master of Psychology (Clinical).


Ethical, legal and professional issues in clinical psychology
Essential clinical psychology practices
Assessing psychological problems
Intervening with psychological problems

Course structure

This course is comprised of 14 units, which are level 500 and 600 units.

The course duration is 2 years full time or up to 6 years part time. For more information on the recommended course sequence click here.

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Pathways for future study

This is the fifth and sixth year sequence of professional training in psychology for your general registration as a psychologist in Australia.

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I have held a lifelong passion to work as a mental health therapist, but wasn’t in a position to pursue this career until the last 10 years. I had graduated with an honours psych degree, but felt the need to develop my counselling skills which I believe are integral to the helping profession. I’m now employed in the Mood and Anxiety Disorders Unit at a private hospital – my placement experience during my course paved the way to empowering and informing my growth as a mental health therapist. Lisa, Master of Counselling and Psychotherapy
At ACAP I have benefited from so many valuable experiences. I feel that there is a genuine involvement with student learning which has helped me on my way to achieve my goal of a Clinical Psychology Masters. Kareem, Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours)

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Chat to one of our ACAP course advisors to make sure you’re picking the right course for your goals. Think about funding options, and whether full-time or part-time study suits your commitments. We’ve also got some entry requirements and practical components to complete. Before you start studying at ACAP, check out the services and support available to students. Feel free to get in touch with us
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