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 2021 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.

Part A : Specified Units

Complete exactly 50 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
PSYC621Professional Practice in Psychology10
PSYC622Practicum Skills10
PSYC624Evidence-Based Practice for Psychologists10
PSYC630Psychological Assessment10
PSYC638Therapeutic Skills10

Part B : Practicum Units

Complete exactly 40 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
PSYC613Practicum A10
PSYC614Practicum B10
PSYC615Practicum C20

Part C : Thesis Units

Complete exactly 240 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
PHDY701Doctoral Thesis FT240
PHDY702Doctoral Thesis PT240

Part D : Specialisation Units: Clinical Stream

Complete exactly 40 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
PSYC660Adult Clinical Psychology10
PSYC661Child Clinical Psychology10
PSYC662Clinical Health Psychology and Psychopharmacology10
PSYC663Advanced Psychotherapeutic Interventions10

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