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Master of Clinical Psychology (Advanced Entry) - CM49

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.

DOMESTIC
STUDY MODES

On Campus

UNITS/CREDITS

7/48

DURATION

1 years full-time, 2 years part-time

AVAILABILITY

Rockhampton

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.

Core Units 7 Major Units None
Electives None Minor Units None

Course structure

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.

Unit information

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

Practically oriented course design

Our psychology courses are taught by a teaching team with diverse and extensive psychological experience from practising clinical psychologists, to avid psychology researchers, all of whom are dedicated to sharing their knowledge and perspectives with you. This course has been designed to integrate professional development opportunities to prepare you for your registration requirements and career. This includes placements in our Wellness Centre, and a range of external placements.

Clinical pathway

This course is an ideal pathway to a career as a Clinical Psychologist.  If you have completed a Master of Professional Psychology or have held general registration with the Psychology Board of Australia as a Psychologist for a minimum of 12 months, this course provides a one-year study option to undertake training in clinical psychology as a specialised area of practice.

On-Campus Availability

Term 3 - 2023Rockhampton
Majors and minors are not applicable to this course.
Unit NameCodeDescription
Clinic Team IVPSYC22006Students are required to undertake an off-site placement.
Clinic Team IIIPSYC22005Students are required to undertake an off-site placement.
Clinic Team IIPSYC21008Students are required to undertake clinical work at the university based clinic.
This course has no residential schools.

To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must meet one of the following requirements:

Option one:

  • 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.

Option two:

  • 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:

  1. An official academic transcript;

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

  3. 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;

  4. 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.

Security Requirements

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.

Health Requirements

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.

Assumed Knowledge

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.

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.

Accreditation for this course will be sought from the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) following approval of the New Course Proposal. 

APAC are aware of CQUniversity's intention to implement this course.


ABOUT FEES

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. The tuition fee is calculated for each term of enrolment, based on the units you are enrolled in. You can also see an estimate of individual units cost in our Cost per Unit table
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.
No information available at this time.

Applications for this course will open in 2023.

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