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Master of Professional Psychology

  • Masters (Coursework)

This course is for graduates of a four-year accredited psychology program.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
1 year full-time, 2 years part-time
Course Code
442, 099429G
Study Mode
In person
Domestic Fees
$28,608 per year / $28,608 total
Financial Support

About this course

This course is for graduates of a four-year accredited psychology program. The primary aim is to provide a 5th year of supervised practice and structured learning to prepare candidates for a final year of supervised internship in the field of psychological practice, prior to applying for general registration as a psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia.

The Master of Professional Psychology provides one year of full-time education in the professional practice of psychology that:

  • forms the foundation for professional practice, building on the existing knowledge and skills base acquired as part of an APAC-accredited (Australian Psychology Accreditation Council) four-year undergraduate course;
  • takes an evidence-based approach based to the scientist-practitioner model;
  • is broad and generalist in nature; and
  • grounds the core professional competencies as outlined in the APAC accreditation standards.

Teaching methods include a combination of lectures, workshops, skills training, on-line and supervised work-based practicums, both at the University's Northfields Psychology Clinic and at external placements. The emphasis is on skills training and includes demonstration sessions, audio-visual recording of assessment and therapy, case presentations, role-play activities and feedback and reflection.

Entry requirements

Students accepted into the course must have successfully completed a four year, or three year plus a fourth year, Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC)-accredited sequence in psychology within the previous 10 years, and be eligible for registration with the PBA as a provisional psychologist.

Places in this course are limited. Entry is competitive and is based on academic merit and personal suitability.

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