Master of Psychology (Clinical)
The fifth and sixth year sequence of your professional training.

KEY INFORMATION

National CRICOS Course Code
074848F
Course length
2 years full-time (or part-time equivalent)
AQF
9

INTAKES AND START DATES

Monday 4 February 2019

Study modes

On-campus in Sydney.

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).

Structure

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.

24

UNITS

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.

 

Feel free to get in touch with us

1800 061 199
info.acap@navitas.com
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),

or

  • 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. 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 the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by ACAP.

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

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.

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.

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Your Career Pathways

LIFE CHANGING PSYCHOLOGY

Puts you on the pathway to working as a Clinical Psychologist. Work in areas such as health and social welfare, disability and ageing, mental health services, research and teaching.

The Psychology Study Sequence

It takes 6 years to become eligible to be registered as a psychologist in Australia. Currently the 6 years can be made up of:

  • 6 years of accredited study
  • 5 years of accredited study and 1 year of supervised practice
  • 4 years of accredited study and 2 years of supervised practice
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