• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration

About

The Master of Professional Psychology at University of Tasmania 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.

On successful completion of the Master of Professional Psychology, graduates will be eligible to undertake a sixth year (the +1 year) of practical training. The one-year supervised practice internship which leads to general registration as a psychologist is arranged and developed independently and must be approved by the Psychology Board of Australia.

Learning Outcomes

The key learning outcomes for the course 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 (APAC Accreditation Standards, June 2010)
  • 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.

Accreditation

This course has been designed to meet the current standards for accreditation by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC), and has been granted accreditation with conditions until February 2016.

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

Detailed Programme Facts

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    We recommend that students living overseas should apply at least 3 months prior to semester start date and on-shore students apply no less than one month prior to semester start date.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    88

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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. 

CRICOS: 085985F

Tuition Fee

  • International

    31000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31000 AUD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Hobart

  • 1204 - 2010 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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