Master of Professional Psychology - CL68
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).
1 years full-time, 2 years part-time
Students studying the Master of Professional Psychology will have an opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and skills in the core competencies required to practise as a general psychologist. Two of the pathways towards registration to practise as a general psychologist include:
- The 4+2 pathway: Four years of study and two years of supervised professional practice (applications will not be received by the Psychology Board of Australia after 30 June 2022 for this pathway
- The 5+1 pathway: Five years of study and a Master of Professional Psychology and one year of supervised professional practice.
This course follows the 5-1 pathway.
|Core Units||8||Major Units||None|
Within this course, you will study eight core units.
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.
|Term 1 - 2020||Available Online|
|Term 1 - 2021||Available Online|
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;
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.
Security RequirementsNo information available at this time.
Health RequirementsNo information available at this time.
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:
- multi-disciplinary health clinics
- community health centres
- private practice.
You may also find employment in the area of research and development.
|Fee Category||Full fee paying place|
|What is a Full Fee Paying Place||As a full fee paying students, 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.
|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.
|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.|
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