Master of Psychology (Clinical)

Master of Psychology (Clinical)


National CRICOS Course Code


Course length

2 years full-time (or part-time equivalent)



Study modes

On-campus in Sydney.

Intake & start dates
Mon 8 Feb 2021

About this course

Understand behaviour. Lead a successful career in professional psychology.

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 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 accredited without conditions by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC).



What you'll learn

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

Our Master of Psychology (Clinical) areas of study include:

  • Counselling, Communication and Culture
  • Psychology, Health and Wellbeing
  • Psychological Assessment for Professional Psychology

See the complete course guide here.

Before Applying

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

1800 039 139

Admission Criteria

Meet one of the following criteria: 
  • Successful completion of a four year sequence in psychology accredited with the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council within the last 10 years, with a minimum grade of second class Honours (2A) 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),


  • Currently registered as a psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia and meet the Board's Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements. 

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. For more information, read the PBA Registration Standards

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by ACAP 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