Psychology Application Checklist

The documents listed below are required from applicants to the following courses by their advertised closing dates.

* Documents received after the closing date will deem your application ineligible.

Applying for more than one course

If you wish to apply for admission to more than one course, you must Apply for Admission to each course. You do not however need to submit more than one set of the relevant documents/reports listed below.

Applications are processed in the order they are received. Therefore, if your first application is successful your second application will not be considered. Alternatively, if your first application is not successful your second application will be considered, and so on.

If you wish your applications to be considered in an order different to the order you submitted them, please email admissions@acu.edu.au listing your preferred order.



COURSE NAME CLOSING DATE
Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours)
Graduate Diploma in Psychology
31 October 2016

1. Application for Admission

To gain entry to the courses listed above you must first Apply for Admission to your preferred course. If you wish to apply for admission to more than one course you must submit an Application for Admission for each course.

2. Supporting Documentation

  • Official Academic Transcript(s) of previous and/or current studies completed within the last five years.

NOTE: All documents must be received by the advertised closing dates.
* Documents received after the closing date will not be considered.

3. Application Timelines

The following timeline indicates the application processing time frame for each of these courses, for your information.

  • Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours)
  • Graduate Diploma in Psychology
APPLY for Admission Applications ASSESSED NOTIFICATION Emailed ENROL in Units
By 31 October 2016 November December to January/Early February By 17 February 2017

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COURSE NAME CLOSING DATE

Master of Psychology (Clinical)
Master of Psychology (Clinical)/Doctor of Philosophy
Master of Psychology (Educational and Developmental)
Master of Psychology (Educational and Developmental)/Doctor of Philosophy

31 October 2016
Master of Professional Psychology 9 December 2016

1. Application for Admission

To gain entry to the courses listed above you must first Apply for Admission to your preferred course. If you wish to apply for admission to more than one course you must submit an Application for Admission for each course (see below).

2. Supporting Documentation

  • Official Academic Transcript(s) of previous and/or current studies
  • Curriculum Vitae – outlining duration of/and relevant duties, responsibilities, voluntary experience

NOTE: All documents/reports/forms must be received by the advertised closing dates.
* Documents/reports/forms received after the closing date will deem your application ineligible.

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3. Referee Reports

The Australian Psychology Post-Graduate Program Reference Request System

The Reference Request System allows applicants for Australian post-graduate programs in Psychology to apply for a reference from academic and/or professional referees in three simple steps:

  1. YOU nominate referees, and indicate the programs and institutions being applied to.
  2. REFEREES complete a reference online.
  3. YOU then allow the completed reference to be shared with the programs you have applied to.


This system gives control and visibility over to you to track whether your reference has been completed by your referee. Once they have submitted your reference, you will receive a notification and you can then share this with the institution(s) that you hope to study with. Note that the reference is confidential, therefore you will not be able to view the content of the reference.

Register if you are a new student, or login if you already have an account.

For entry to ACU Postgraduate Psychology courses in 2017:

  • You are required to provide two (2) referee reports to support your application.
  • Only one Academic referee AND one Professional referee are required, irrespective of the number of applications  submitted. Should more than one Academic or one Professional reference be received, ONLY the FIRST of each will be considered for assessment.
  • Referee reports MUST be lodged via The Australian Psychology Post-Graduate Program Reference Request System .
  • It is your responsibility to follow up with your nominated referee to ensure their report is lodged prior to course closing date.

* Without these completed reports your application will not be considered.

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4. Application Timelines

The following timelines indicate the application processing time frame for each course, for your information.

  • Master of Psychology (Clinical)
  • Master of Psychology (Clinical/Doctor of Philosophy
  • Master of Psychology (Educational & Developmental)
  • Master of Psychology (Educational & Developmental)/Doctor of Philosophy
APPLY for Admission ACU Assess + INTERVIEW * NOTIFICATION Emailed ENROL in Units
By 31 October 2016 Mid-November to December December to January By 17 February 2017

* Only applicants who have been shortlisted will be appointed an interview time.


  • Master of Professional Psychology
APPLY for Admission ACU Assess + INTERVIEW * NOTIFICATION Emailed ENROL in Units
By 9 December 2016 Mid-Late December January By 17 February 2017

* Only applicants who have been shortlisted will be appointed an interview time.

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