Master of Psychology (Clinical)



This course is not available for domestic application for Semester 2, 2015. Please revisit this page in early August for 2016 availability.

Available to:
Domestic students only.
Location:
  • Brisbane
  • Melbourne
  • Strathfield
Duration:
2 years full-time or equivalent part-time.
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The Master of Psychology (Clinical) is a fifth- and sixth-year program in psychology open to graduates of an accredited fourth-year psychology program. Students will acquire knowledge and skills to prepare for professional practice and research in clinical psychology.

Students further develop ethical values, knowledge and professional skills in psychology, integrated by the scientist-practitioner model.

2 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

Campus availablility

  • Brisbane (Attendance) - (Application not available)
  • Melbourne (Attendance) - (Application not available)
  • Strathfield (Attendance) - (Application not available)

Study mode definitions

Attendance: Face-to-face and/or via video conference, at an ACU campus or another location.

Multi-mode: A combination of Online and Attendance (including examinations, practicums, residentials, etc.).

Online: Fully online (including assessments).

Deferment

No deferment available.

Credit Points

160

Course Units (Subjects)

Schedule of Unit Offerings
Brisbane
  • Semester 1 - February
  • Semester 2 - Not on offer
Melbourne
  • Semester 1 - February
  • Semester 2 - Not on offer
Strathfield
  • Semester 1 - February
  • Semester 2 - Not on offer
  • Average first year fee: $6152 Commonwealth Supported (indicative only)
  • Average first year fee: $19080 Fee-Paying (indicative only)
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.

A 10% rebate on fees will be offered to domestic ACU graduates (from any faculty) enrolling in full fee-paying postgraduate studies in the Faculty of Health Sciences to commence studying in 2015 and until further notice. Conditions apply.

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

  1.  
    1. a Bachelor degree with honours in accredited psychology course with minimum of IIA Honours; or
    2. a Bachelor degree with accredited four year major study in psychology; or
  2.  
    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, with an overall mark equivalent to IIA Honours; or
    2. qualifications and experience assessed as equivalent by the selection committee; and
  3. 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; and
  4. be eligible for registration with the Psychology Board of Australia as a conditional/provisional psychologist.


This course is not available for domestic application for Semester 2, 2015. Please revisit this page in early August for 2016 availability.

Graduates will be well-prepared for work as practitioner psychologists or skilled researchers in a range of institutions and agencies providing psychological and mental health services.

Graduates may be eligible to progress to higher degree research programs within ACU.

Applications to study individual units within this degree must be approved by the Course Coordinator.

Domestic Students

The Master of Psychology (Clinical) is a fifth- and sixth-year program in psychology open to graduates of an accredited fourth-year psychology program. Students will acquire knowledge and skills to prepare for professional practice and research in clinical psychology.

Students further develop ethical values, knowledge and professional skills in psychology, integrated by the scientist-practitioner model.

2 years full-time or equivalent part-time.
Brisbane
  • 08-Feb-2016 , 06-Feb-2017 , 05-Feb-2018
Melbourne
  • 08-Feb-2016 , 06-Feb-2017 , 05-Feb-2018

Deferment

Yes. See Defer your offer.

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.

Credit Points

160

Course Units (Subjects)

Schedule of Unit Offerings
  • Unit Fee: $2895.00 (2016)
  • Average first year fee: $23160.00 (2016)
  • Estimated Total Cost: $46320.00 (2016)

Important Note on Fees

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.

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

  1.  
    1. a Bachelor degree with honours in accredited psychology course with minimum of IIA Honours; or
    2. a Bachelor degree with accredited four year major study in psychology; or
  2.  
    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, with an overall mark equivalent to IIA Honours; or
    2. qualifications and experience assessed as equivalent by the selection committee; and
  3. 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; and
  4. be eligible for registration with the Psychology Board of Australia as a conditional/provisional psychologist.
  • 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.

Graduates will be well-prepared for work as practitioner psychologists or skilled researchers in a range of institutions and agencies providing psychological and mental health services.

Graduates may be eligible to progress to higher degree research programs within ACU.

Applications to study individual units within this degree must be approved by the Course Coordinator.