Master of Professional Psychology

Duration1 year full-time, 2 years part-time
Next start termTerm 1, 2024
Study modeOnline
Course codeCL68
First-year fee
$7,410 cspifyf
$29,448 dffpifyf
Applications for this course for Term 1, 2024, closed on Tuesday, 31 October 2023.
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The Master of Professional Psychology is a pathway for those wanting to become a registered Psychologist. This course follows the completion of a four-year APAC accredited sequence in Psychology and is a route to general registration that requires 5 years of study and 1 year of supervised professional practice (5+1 pathway).

If you have completed an accredited four-year sequence in psychology and wish to undertake additional training to become a registered psychologist, this course is ideal for you.

The Master of Professional Psychology allows you to demonstrate your knowledge and skills in the core competencies required to practise as a general psychologist in Australia. The course is an accredited 5+1 pathway towards registration as a general psychologist. It prepares you to undertake a sixth-year internship (supervised professional practice) and gain registration as a general psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

Career Opportunities

The Master of Professional Psychology is a pathway to registration (5+1) as a general psychologist in Australia. As a Psychologist, you may find a rewarding career in a diverse range of rural and urban settings such as:

  • hospitals
  • multi-disciplinary health clinics
  • community health centres
  • private practice.

You may also find employment in the area of research and development.

Structure & Availability

Course structure

Within this course, you will study eight core units.

Unit information

For information on the units, you could study as part of this course, visit the Handbook and select the "Course Structure" tab.

Credit transfer information

If you have already completed study relevant to the course you have enrolled in, you may be eligible for credit transfer.

Online Availability

Term 1, 2024Available Online
Term 1, 2025Available Online

2024 Application Timelines - Term 1, 2024

Applications for Term 1, 2024, opened on Friday, 1 September 2023, and closed on Tuesday, 31 October 2023.

Majors and minors are not applicable to this course.

Attendance at three residential schools will be compulsory for all students.


Recommended study


Applicants must have completed an Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC)-accredited sequence in Psychology within the last 10 years (e.g., four-year, or three-year plus a fourth year), and be eligible for registration with the Psychology Board of Australia as a provisional psychologist. Applicants who completed their Psychology training outside of Australia are required to provide evidence of equivalency as determined by the Australian Psychological Society.

To be considered for admission, applicants are required to supply:

1. Official academic transcript;

2. A current resume or curriculum vitae that includes employment, relevant experience, research experience and accomplishments;

3. A one page statement responding to the question “Why do you want to be a registered psychologist?” – Please use size 12 font, with 1.5 line spacing;

4. Two references supplied via Heads of Departments and Schools of Psychology Australia (HODSPA) Psychology Reference Portal.

Whilst not necessary to apply for entry, if you have already secured an internship post-graduation, please include evidence of this to further support your application.

Entry is competitive with limited places available, shortlisted applicants must attend an interview (face-to-face or via teleconferencing) by a panel comprising at least two members of academic staff of the Discipline of Psychology, both of whom have qualifications equivalent to those required for general registration as a psychologist.


Students will be required to obtain registration as a provisional psychologist with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) as outlined and defined by the Psychology Board of Australia.
You will have to meet this course's inherent requirements by demonstrating essential skills and attributes.

Fees & Scholarships

2024 Indicative Fees

Fee TypeFees
Commonwealth Supported Place – Indicative First Year Fee$7,410
Domestic Full Fee Paying – Indicative First Year Fee$29,448

The indicative first year fee is an approximate cost of enrolling in this course for one academic year. Your actual fees may vary, depending on the units that you select to study and the number of units you study per term. You can view unit fees in the Cost Per Unit table. Fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change.

  • Indicative fees for Graduate Certificate courses are based on studying four units in an academic year.
  • Indicative fees for Graduate Diploma and Master courses are based on studying eight units in an academic year. 


Fee Category Full fee paying place
What is a Full Fee Paying Place As a full fee-paying student, you are required to pay full tuition fees for your course.
Fee Type Tuition Fees
What is my tuition fee?

Your tuition fees are charged per unit of study based on the credit point value of each unit. Our Tuition Fee Schedules provide an estimate of fees per unit. You can also view fees specific to the course, and units, you are interested in studying by using our Cost Per Unit table.

FEE-HELP and payment options

FEE-HELP is the loan scheme provided the Australian Government to help eligible students pay their tuition fees through a loan. Eligible students can use a FEE-HELP loan to pay for all or some of their tuition fees. If you elect to use a FEE-HELP loan, this means that you will defer payment of your tuition fees and repay your FEE-HELP loan when your income is above the compulsory repayment threshold.

You must meet specific eligibility requirements to be able to use FEE-HELP assistance. If you are not eligible for a FEE-HELP loan, or you are required to pay your tuition fees upfront, you will need to pay your fees no later than the census date for the term in which you are studying.

Other Fees You will also incur a Student Services and Amenities Fee.
Other study costs You may have other study costs such as travel expenses related to residential schools or work placements if they are a requirement of your course. There are also textbooks, stationery and other sundry costs associated with studying.

At CQUniversity, we believe higher education should be for everyone. No matter your situation, we know that everyone needs a helping hand from time to time, and we are proud to offer a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and stipends.
Our scholarships could help you pay for things like relocation, living on campus, laptops and technology, childcare, study and living expenses, travel and more. 

How to apply

Application Timelines - Term 1, 2024

Applications for Term 1, 2024, for this course are closed.

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