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Master of Psychology (Clinical)

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 pending accreditation 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:

  • Ethical, Legal and Professional Issues in Clinical Psychology
  • Essential Clinical Psychology Practices
  • Assessing Psychological Problems
  • Intervening with Psychological Problems

See the complete course guide here.

Course Structure

14 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 degree. 

There are no elective units available for this degree.

Admission Criteria

Applicants to the Master of Psychology(Clinical)must have successfully completed an Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) accredited Level 1 and 2 qualification within the past ten years, with a GPA of 5.5 or above in the Level 2 qualification and be eligible for provisional registration with AHPRA as a psychologist. In addition, they must demonstrate personal and professional suitabilityas part of the admissions process: 

  1. Submission of an application form, CV, statement of personal learning objectives and two professional referees; 
  2. Participation in an interview. 

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 psychologycouncil.org.au 

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

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.

Before you start studying at ACAP, check out the services and support available to students. 

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