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Victoria University (VU)

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Master of Professional Psychology

  • Masters (Coursework)

Prepare for your final internship to become a practising psychologist, with a Master of Professional Psychology at VU. Our graduate psychology program provides an APAC-accredited pathway to register for professional practice.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
1 year full-time
Course Code
HMPP, 103252A

About this course

Our graduate psychology program provides an APAC-accredited pathway to register for professional practice. It concludes five years of university training, to be followed by a required year of supervised psychology work outside the university.

The course is based on the scientist-practitioner model of professional training, combining advanced theory with practical classes in the following areas:

  • psychological knowledge
  • skills acquisition
  • ethical decision-making capacity
  • application of evidence-based interventions.

You will practice psychology both face-to-face and using telehealth in our VU Psychology clinic under close supervision.

Study locations

Footscray Park

Career pathways

The Master of Professional Psychology provides a pathway to registration as a psychologist. After graduating, you can apply for an internship in psychology, as approved by the Psychology Board. Following completion of both this course and the internship you'll be eligible apply for registration as a generalist psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA).

Aim for a psychology career in an area that suits your passions and interests:

  • community mental health
  • NGOs
  • policy development
  • research and evaluation
  • community organising
  • advocacy and program development
  • child protection and related areas.

Find average salaries for psychologists in Australia, via Labour Market Insights (government website).

Course structure

To attain the Master of Professional Psychology students will be required to complete 96 credit points of Core Professional Psychology studies.

Credit for prior study or work

Use our credit calculator to find out how much credit you could get towards your course, based on your previous study.

If you have completed study with another university or institution and believe you are eligible to receive credit for skills and past study, you can apply for advanced standing.

Applications for advanced standing can be made after a discussion with your course chair or academic adviser.

Graduate outcomes

Graduate satisfaction and employment outcomes for Psychology courses at Victoria University (VU).
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