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Master of Psychology Practice (Clinical)

Master of Psychology Practice (Clinical)

Advance your knowledge and skills in the practice of clinical psychology
Master of Psychology Practice (Clinical)
1 Year Full Time
Australian Qualification Framework: 9
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This course is no longer accepting applications for 2024 enrolments

Bachelor of Psychological Science


Are you a registered psychologist with a passion for working with people with complex psychological disorders? ACAP’s Master of Psychology Practice (Clinical) will give you the knowledge and skills for specialised area of practice in clinical psychology.

The Master of Psychology Practice (Clinical) is designed for registered psychologists and extends knowledge and skills for working with people with complex psychological problems. The aim of this course is to enhance the existing professional psychology skills required to assess, diagnose, formulate, treat, and prevent psychological problems and mental illness across the lifespan.

The Master of Psychology Practice (Clinical) course includes a 3-day on-campus workshop (held in orientation week). Additionally there are weekly 3 hour workshops on-campus and/or online and individual and group supervision on-campus and/or online (based on student preference).

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

This course has been accredited by ACAP under its self-accrediting authority.

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What you'll learn

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


Foundations of clinical psychology
Clinical psychology practice 1 & 2
Ethical, legal and professional issues in clinical psychology
Essential clinical psychology practices
Applied clinical psychology skills

Course structure

The Master of Psychology Practice (Clinical) course is comprised of 6 units, which are level 600 units.

The course duration is 1 year full time or up to 3 years part time. For more information on the recommended course sequence click here.

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Students wishing to apply for Recognition for Prior Learning for the Master of Psychology Practice (Clinical) should contact the relevant course coordinator for advice prior to submitting the application due to limitations of credit that can be granted.

Pathways for future study

Upon graduation from the Master of Psychology Practice (Clinical), you can then complete a Psychology Board of Australia approved registrar program required for clinical psychology area of practice endorsement.

Monique, Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours)
ACAP staff have continued to motivate me throughout my academic career, and key ACAP lecturers inspired me to study an Honours degree. They are world-class. Monique, Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours)
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The academic and clinical staff have extensive experience in a variety of areas, so we get a diverse perspective on theoretical approaches and career prospects. The clinical placements are in a variety of settings, so there is an amazing opportunity to experience working with interesting and complex clients. Lara, Master of Psychology (Clinical)
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