12 months
32450 AUD/year
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The Master of Professional Psychology course at University of Tasmania is the fifth year of a 5+1 internship program comprising coursework, research training and practical placements.  

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The course provides preparation for progression to a one-year Psychology Board of Australia approved internship program through the development of professional skills, in tandem with theoretical and empirical knowledge, in line with the scientist-practitioner model. Research training, including the ability to critically assess and apply research findings to inform evidence-based professional practice, is also provided.

Learning Outcomes

The key learning outcomes for the Master of Professional Psychology course at  University of Tasmania  are:

  • advanced knowledge of values and ethics in psychology and the ability to apply that knowledge in professional practice
  • advanced knowledge and skills in psychological assessment and skills in the ethical use of psychological tests;
  • achievement of competence in APAC core capabilities and attributes for Standard 5.1.12
  • ability to critically assess and apply research findings to inform evidence-based professional practice
  • knowledge of the current version of the National Practice Standards for the Mental Health Workforce

Career outcomes

Graduates who subsequently successfully complete a one-year Psychology Board of Australia approved internship program will be eligible for general registration as a psychologist in Australia.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Current Issues in Assessment
  • Adult Psychopathology
  • Behaviour Change 
  • Clinical Child Psychology
  • Professional Practicum 
  • Ethics & Professional Practice
  • Clinical Research Skills
  • Psychopharmacology & Substance Use
  • Advanced Assessment

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The minimum academic requirement for entry to the course is successful completion of a four year APAC-Accredited sequence in psychology (AQF Level 8) within the last 10 years, together with eligibility for registration with the Psychology Board of Australia as a provisional psychologist.
  • To be eligible for entry to the course applicants must have attained either a 2A Honours degree or a Distinction minimum average across their psychology subjects in years 3 and 4 of their APAC accredited undergraduate training.
  • International applicants will need to have achieved a GPA equivalent to a Distinction average in their Honours year or fourth year of undergraduate study
  • CRICOS: 085985F

Tuition Fee

  • International

    32450 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32450 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.

Domestic students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place will be charged a fee based on the number of units they enrol in.


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