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Master of Psychology (Clinical)

Domestic applications for 2014 entry closed at midnight 31 October 2013.
International applications for 2015 close at midnight 31 September 2014.

This course is not available for domestic application in Semester 2, 2014.

Available to:
Domestic and International students.
Campus:
  • Brisbane
  • Melbourne
Duration:
2 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

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

Description

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

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

The program provides psychology graduates with ethical values, advanced knowledge and professional skills in psychology, integrated by the scientist-practitioner model.

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

Course Duration

2 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

Campus Availability

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

Deferment, Study Mode, Credit Points & Course Units

Deferment Postponing the start date of this course.

No deferment available.

Study Mode On-campus: Offered primarily face-to-face at any one of the six ACU campuses. This includes units offered during any study period, whether in regular or intensive mode and with or without an online component. Up to 20% of the units comprising the course may be offered through online or mixed-mode study. On-site: Offered primarily face-to-face at any location other than one of the six ACU campuses. This can include units offered in regular or intensive mode, units offered at remote locations including overseas locations and units with an online component. Up to 20% of the units comprising the course may be offered through online or mixed-mode study. Distance: Offered principally through the provision of printed material to the student. These units may include an online component as an adjunct to the printed material. Off-shore: All units in a course are offered at a location outside Australia. Online: All units in a course are offered only through online study. Mixed-mode: (Relates to units) Units which are offered through a combination of two or more of online, distance, on-campus and/or on-site modes. They may include a residential component either at one of the six ACU campuses or at an 'on-site' location. Multi-mode: (Relates to a course) The various units in a course may be offered in a variety of the modes described above.

  • On Campus

Credit Points Numerical values attached to each unit (subject) or component of a course. At ACU, one unit is normally 10 credit points.

160

Course Units (Subjects)

Schedule of Unit Offerings

Start Dates for 2014

Brisbane
  • Semester 1 - Applications closed
  • Semester 2 - Not on offer
Melbourne
  • Semester 1 - Applications closed
  • Semester 2 - Not on offer

Course Costs

  • Average first year fee: $6044 Commonwealth Supported (indicative only)
  • Average first year fee: $18160 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.

Eligibility

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.

Applying for Admission

This course is not available for domestic application in Semester 2, 2014.

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

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International Students

Description

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

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

The program provides psychology graduates with ethical values, advanced knowledge and professional skills in psychology, integrated by the scientist-practitioner model.

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

Course Duration

2 years

Start Dates and Campus Availability

Brisbane
  • 09-Feb-2015 , 08-Feb-2016 , 06-Feb-2017
Melbourne
  • 09-Feb-2015 , 08-Feb-2016 , 06-Feb-2017

Deferment, Study Mode, Credit Points & Course Units

Deferment Postponing the start date of this course.

Yes. See Defer your offer.

Study Mode

  • On Campus

Credit Points Numerical values attached to each unit (subject) or component of a course. At ACU, one unit is normally 10 credit points.

160

Credit Points

160 cp

Course Units (Subjects)

Schedule of Unit Offerings

Course Costs

  • Unit Fee: $2625.00 (2015)
  • Average first year fee: $21000.00 (2015)
  • Estimated Total Cost: $42000.00 (2015)

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.

Eligibility

  • 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.

Applying for Admission

Career Paths

- Psychologist
- Researcher

Professional Recognition

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

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