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Master of Psychology (Clinical)

Not on Offer Mid-year

The Master of Psychology (Clinical) is a fifth and sixth year program in psychology open to graduates of an accredited fourth-year program in psychology. You will acquire knowledge and skills to prepare you for professional practice and research in clinical psychology. Graduates are ethical, professional psychologists working in a range of clinical settings.

An application to study an Individual unit within this degree must be approved by the Course Coordinator.


Domestic Students

International Students

Available at these campuses tooltip

  • Brisbane, Queensland
  • Melbourne, Victoria
  • Sydney (Strathfield), NSW
  • Brisbane, Queensland
  • Melbourne, Victoria

Course Duration

2 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

2 years


No deferment available.

Yes. See Defer your offer.

Delivery Mode

  • Attendance

Students with a Student Visa will need to complete the program in minimum duration, study at least one subject on-campus each semester and must not undertake more than 25% of the program online.

Commencement Availability

  • Semester 1 - February
  • Semester 2 - Not on offer
  • Semester 1 - February
  • Semester 2 - Not on offer
  • Semester 1 - February
  • Semester 2 - Not on offer
  • 15-Feb-2016, 06-Feb-2017, 05-Feb-2018
  • 15-Feb-2016, 06-Feb-2017, 05-Feb-2018

Course Costs

  • Average first year fee: $6152 Commonwealth Supported (indicative only)
  • Average first year fee: $19080 Fee-Paying (indicative only)
  • Unit Fee: 2895.00
  • Average first year fee: 23160.00
  • Estimated Total Cost: 46320.00

Important Note on Fees

All costs are based on current rates. A student's annual fee may vary in accordance with their choice of major and electives. The University reviews fees annually.

The Tuition fees quoted above are for commencing students in the current year who undertake a normal full-time load. Fees are reviewed annually.

Tuition fees for continuing students may increase by up to 3 percent each year for the minimum duration of the course as provided on your electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCOE). Students who continue to study beyond the minimum duration will have the relevant annual commencing rate applied to their fees for subsequent study periods.

Credit Points



Applying for Admission

Domestic Students

International Students


An applicant must also comply with the Admission Rules.
Apply directly to Australian Catholic University.
To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed the following prerequisites:

    1. a Bachelor degree with honours in accredited psychology course with minimum of IIB honours; or
    2. a Bachelor degree with accredited four year major study in psychology; or

    1. a Bachelor degree with accredited three year major study in psychology and satisfactory completion of an additional year of accredited study in psychology, or equivalent; or
    2. qualifications and experience assessed as equivalent by the selection committee; and

  2. demonstrated suitability to undertake the course as evidenced by satisfactory:
    1. academic referee report;
    2. professional referee report; and
    3. for short-listed candidates, interview with the selection committee.
  • IELTS score of 7.0 (with no subtest less than 7.0);
  • Four years of an accredited undergraduate psychology sequence, comprising an Honours degree in psychology, or a three year degree including an accredited sequence in psychology plus an accredited fourth year in psychology;
  • Assessment of psychology qualifications by the Australian Psychological Society;
  • Referee reports (one professional/personal and one academic); and
  • Interview for short-listed applicants.

Entry is on a competitive basis. All applicants are ranked in October the year prior to admission before being considered for an offer in early December.

Applications must be submitted by 30 September.

How to Apply

Apply via Direct Application below.

International Students Apply Now

Direct Applications



This course is a fifth and sixth year program in psychology open to successful graduates of an accredited program in psychology. It provides psychology graduates with ethical values, advanced knowledge and professional skills in psychology, integrated by means of the scientist-practitioner model.

Students will be prepared for responsible work as practitioner psychologists and also will be skilled as researchers. This course is offered in the discipline of clinical psychology.

Career Paths

- Psychologist
- Researcher

Professional Recognition

The course has current accreditation with the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council.

Contacts for Future Students

Domestic Students An Australian or New Zealand citizen, or Australian permanent resident or permanent humanitarian visa holder

International Students

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