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Master of Psychology (Clinical)

To be offered in Strathfield from 2015 subject to approval;
International applications for 2015 close at midnight 30 September 2014.

Available to:
Domestic and International students.
Location:
  • 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. 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.

Course Duration

2 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

Campus Availability and Study Mode

  • Brisbane (Attendance)
  • Melbourne (Attendance)

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).

To be offered in Strathfield from 2015 subject to approval;

Deferment, Credit Points & Course Units

Deferment Postponing the start date of this course.

No deferment available.

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 2015

Brisbane
  • Semester 1 - February
  • Semester 2 - To be advised
Melbourne
  • Semester 1 - February
  • Semester 2 - To be advised

Course Costs

  • 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.

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

Career Paths

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.

Pathways to Further Study

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

More Course Information

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

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. 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.

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

To be offered in Strathfield from 2015 subject to approval;

Deferment, Credit Points & Course Units

Deferment Postponing the start date of this course.

Yes. See Defer your offer.

  • 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: $2755.00 (2015)
  • Average first year fee: $22040.00 (2015)
  • Estimated Total Cost: $44080.00 (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

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.

Pathways to Further Study

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

More Course Information

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

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