Credit points


Minimum duration

4 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

Approved locations

  • Melbourne
  • Strathfield

EFTSL value of units : All 10 cp units in this course have an EFTSL value of 0.125. Units with a cp value of a multiple of 10 have corresponding EFTSL values.

Admission requirements

Admission into this course is subject to supervision and resource availability. Students already enrolled in the Master of Psychology (Clinical) who have completed Year 1 with a Distinction average across all subjects and were admitted to the Master with a minimum of Second Class Honours – Division A (HIIA) or equivalent may be eligible to transfer to the combined degree.

Applicants must first contact the School of Behavioural and Health Sciences to explore potential research areas, identify a potential PhD supervisor and write a brief research proposal. Upon successful completion of the first year of studies, candidates may then apply to Candidature Services for admission to the PhD program.

Disclaimer: The course entry requirements above are for 2024 Admission.

Completion requirements

To qualify for the combined degree, a student must complete the required credit from the Schedule of Unit Offerings, consisting of:

Total number of credit points: 370 cp

Breakdown of credit points required to complete the course:

  1. 50 cp from Specified Units (Part A);
  2. 40 cp from Practicum Units (Part B)
  3. 240 cp from Thesis Units (Part C); and
  4. 40 cp from Clinical Specialisation Units (Part D).

Maximum periods

The maximum duration of candidature will normally be not more than ten years part-time from the commencement of enrolment.

Progression requirements

Students are required to follow the pattern of unit enrolment set out in the relevant Course Enrolment Guide, unless otherwise approved by the Course Coordinator. In all aspects of progress through the course, students will be advised by the Course Coordinator.

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Schedule of unit offerings

Complete exactly 50 credit points from the following:

  • PSYC621Professional Practice in Psychology10 CP
  • PSYC622Practicum Skills10 CP
  • PSYC624Evidence-Based Practice for Psychologists10 CP
  • PSYC630Psychological Assessment10 CP
  • PSYC638Therapeutic Skills10 CP

Complete exactly 40 credit points from the following:

Complete exactly 240 credit points from the following:

Complete exactly 40 credit points from the following:

  • PSYC660Adult Clinical Psychology10 CP
  • PSYC661Child Clinical Psychology10 CP
  • PSYC662Clinical Health Psychology and Psychopharmacology10 CP
  • PSYC663Advanced Psychotherapeutic Interventions10 CP

Course map

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Always check your Course Enrolment Guide before you finalise your enrolment.

Course maps are subject to change.

Commencing Semester 1

For students who are transferring to the concurrent degrees in 2023 after completing Year 1 as part of the Master of Psychology (Clinical) in 2022.

  • Specified UnitsPSYC621Professional Practice in Psychology10 cp
  • Specified UnitsPSYC638Therapeutic Skills10 cp
  • Specified UnitsPSYC630Psychological Assessment10 cp
  • Specified UnitsPSYC622Practicum Skills10 cp
  • Specialisation Units: Clinical StreamPSYC660Adult Clinical Psychology

    (Pre: PSYC621 & PSYC630)

    10 cp
  • Specialisation Units: Clinical StreamPSYC661Child Clinical Psychology

    (Pre: PSYC621 & PSYC630)

    10 cp
  • Practicum UnitsPSYC613Practicum A

    (Pre: PSYC621 & PSYC622 & PSYC630 &PSYC638)

    10 cp
  • Specified UnitsPSYC624Evidence-Based Practice for Psychologists10 cp

All units are delivered in campus attendance mode, unless otherwise indicated in the map.

Prerequisites (Pre:) are other units that you must have passed before enrolling in this unit.

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