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Master of Professional Psychology

About this course

Understand success. Lead a progressive career in psychology.

You’re ready to make your mark and help change people’s lives for the better. Our Master of Professional Psychology continues your deep understanding of human behaviour, and is the fifth year of the six years professional training required for general registration as a psychologist in Australia.

You can then complete a one-year Psychology Board of Australia approved internship or the Graduate Diploma of Professional Psychological Practice to have the fifth and sixth years of training required for general registration as a psychologist.

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

This course has been accredited by the Navitas Professional Institute (NPI) under its self-accrediting authority. 

What you'll learn

Our Master of Professional Psychology is centered on three core principles

  • Evidence-based study
  • Ethics and Assessment
  • Empirical research skills and design

See the complete course guide here.

Course Structure

8 units

For more information see the full course guide

Course Guide

This course is comprised of a number of core units. Core units are compulsory subjects required to complete your diploma. 

There are no elective units available for this course.

Admission Criteria

Meet the following requirements:
  •  Qualifications equivalent to an Australian Psychology Accreditation Council accredited four-year undergraduate sequence within the last 10 years (qualifications must be assessed by the Australian Psychological Society (APS) for equivalence and evidence of assessment provided), AND
  • Be eligible for registration with the Psychology Board of Australia as a provisional psychologist (which requires you to meet all the requirements for registration).

International students: Please note that as part of the registration requirements you must meet the Psychology Board of Australia (PBA) "English language skills registration standards". These standards require the demonstration of English language competency in one of a number of specified equivalent ways. Academic IELTS minimum overall band of 6.5 with no individual band below 6.0 completed in the last two years (or equivalent).

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by APAC as equivalent to Australian qualifications.

The accrediting body may have additional requirements, including minimum English language, to meet professional accreditation standards. For more information on meeting those requirements visit psychologycouncil.org.au

You can apply for this course though the Equity and Access Scheme. Click here for further information.

Please click here for information on Credit and Recognition of Prior Learning

Apply or find out more

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.

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