The Master of Clinical Psychology (Advanced Entry) is an ideal study option if you already possess general registration as a psychologist or have completed an APAC accredited Master of Professional Psychology and would like to undertake training in clinical psychology as a specialised area of practice.
The Master of Clinical Psychology (Advanced Entry) is a 12 month program which will allow you to acquire the knowledge and skills required for the Level 4 professional competencies in clinical psychology as a specialised area of practice, as specified by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC).
You will undertake advanced training in professional practice, psychological assessment, and clinical intervention. You will also plan, conduct and evaluate a community-based engagement project with a clinical psychology focus.
Completion of this degree will prepare you for the Registrar Program to gain an Area of Practice Endorsement in Clinical Psychology with the Psychology Board of Australia.
Clinical psychologists are employed in a wide range of practice-related fields including outpatient, inpatient, counselling, educational, forensic, health and other settings that focus on assisting people across the lifespan, from children through to elderly. They are also employed in teaching and research settings. Clinical psychologists work in both the private sector and they also are employed in the public sector, including hospitals, government departments and agencies.
Graduates of this degree can work as a registered general psychologist in the public and private sectors, and as a clinical psychologist following completion of the clinical psychology registrar program.
Structure & Availability
The Master of Clinical Psychology (Advanced Entry) consists of seven core units. You will undertake advanced training in professional practice, psychological assessment, and clinical intervention. You will also plan, conduct and evaluate a community-based engagement project with a clinical psychology focus.
For information on the units, you could study as part of this course, visit the Handbook and select the "Course Structure" tab.
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Application Dates for Term 3, 2023
Term 3, 2023, applications for this course close at midnight on Monday, 4 September 2023.
Majors and minors are not applicable to this course.
This course has no residential schools.
Professional Practice - Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC)
The Master of Clinical Psychology (Advanced Entry) (MCP-AE) program will enable prospective students to undertake a stand-alone, one-year full time equivalent program of study that will provide students with the ability to become endorsed clinical psychologists, following their subsequent completion of the Registrar program. The proposed program is based on the existing units within the APAC Level 4 component of the currently accredited packaged Level 3 and 4 Master of Clinical Psychology program and includes 750 hours of psychological practice completed over one internal and two external placements. It is offered for face-to-face students at the Rockhampton campus. Students may access the program if they have been generally registered psychologists for a minimum of 12 months or have previously completed an APAC accredited Level 3 program (including those still provisionally registered).
Clinical Practice 2 - PSYC21008
Students are required to undertake clinical work at the university based clinic.
Clinical Practice 3 - PSYC22005
Students are required to undertake an off-site placement.
Clinic Team IV - PSYC22006
Students are required to undertake an off-site placement.
Applicants must hold current general registration as a psychologist, and have held this registration for at least 12 months, or have completed an APAC accredited Master of Professional Psychology.
To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must meet one of the following requirements:
Currently hold general registration as a Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia, and have held this registration for a minimum of 12 months; and
Can demonstrate current compliance with Registration Board Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements.
Have completed an Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) accredited Master of Professional Psychology or equivalent program, which satisfies the APAC criteria for Level 3 professional competencies in Psychology, and
Be eligible for registration with the Psychology Board of Australia as a provisional psychologist.
Entry is competitive with limited places available. To be considered for a place within this course via either of the above options, applicants must supply:
An official academic transcript;
A current resume or curriculum vitae that includes employment, relevant experience, research experience and accomplishments;
A one-page statement outlining expectations of the course, reasons for applying for entry and including qualities that make you a suitable applicant for clinical psychology training. Applicants who are applying on the basis of current registration and CPD should provide details of this. Please use Times New Roman, size 12 font, with double line spacing;
Two references supplied via Heads of Departments and Schools of Psychology Australia (HODSPA) Psychology Reference Portal.
Shortlisted applicants will be required to attend an interview (face-to-face or via teleconferencing).
All applicants must meet the requirements outlined in CQUniversity’s English Language Proficiency Requirements Policy and Procedure.
Students may be asked to meet specific health requirements such as vaccination status to satisfy the requirements of external placement sites. Students must be able to attend practicum work three days per week (for full-time students) in addition to attending classes.
Students will be required to maintain registration as a General or Provisional psychologist with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Additional security checks are included in this registration.
Students may be asked to undergo additional checks (working with children and criminal history check) to satisfy the requirements of external placement sites.
Fees & Scholarships
2024 Indicative Fees
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Indicative first-year fee
The fees listed are indicative only and based on enrolling in a full-time study load for one academic year (generally, this is four units over one term for a graduate certificate or eight units over two terms for a graduate diploma or masters degree). Your fees may vary depending on the units you select and the number you study per term. Fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change. Understanding your fees.
Government assistance loans
You may be eligible for FEE-HELP, an Australian Government loan scheme that helps eligible students pay their tuition fees. Provided you meet the FEE-HELP eligibility criteria, you can choose to use FEE-HELP to cover all or part of your tuition fees. Learn more about paying for university or view the FEE-HELP information booklet on the Australian Government’s Study Assist website.
Other study costs
Part of your course costs includes Student Services and Amenities Fees (SSAF). There may also be additional costs as part of your studies, such as textbooks, technology expenses, travel expenses, professional certifications, uniforms, or vaccinations. Explore other study costs.
How to apply
Applications for this course for Term 3 2023 closed at midnight on Monday, 4 September 2023.
Register your interest to stay informed about upcoming intakes, course updates and important timelines in the application process.