12 months
34950 AUD/year
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The Professional Psychology course from 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. 

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On successful completion of the Professional Psychology course from University of Tasmania , 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 available through two options: Graduate Diploma of Professional Psychology Practice or can be arranged and developed independently, with approval 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.


This course has been designed to meet the current standards for accreditation by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC), and is accredited without conditions.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Assessment Skills in Psychology Practice 
  • Ethics and Professional Psychology Practice 
  • Intervention Skills in Psychology Practice 
  • Professional Psychology Placement

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

It is recommended 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.


100 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS Code: 085985F

  • 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 2B Honours degree or a Distinction minimum average across their psychology subjects in years 3 and 4 of their APAC accredited undergraduate training.
  • Those applicants who have not completed a four year APAC-accredited sequence in psychology must have their qualifications assessed by the Australian Psychological Society (APS), and provide the assessment report from the Australian Psychological Society with their application. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    34950 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 34950 AUD for the full programme during 12 months.

Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee and is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in.

Living costs for Hobart

1204 - 2001 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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