12 months
30320 AUD/year
25600 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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Take the next step to become a registered psychologist with the Master of Professional Psychology at University of Southern Queensland. 


  • Have you have already completed a four-year Psychology degree and want to achieve general registration? Our Master of Professional Psychology, plus one year of full-time supervised practice, will qualify you for a career as a Psychologist. 
  • Do you have a busy schedule? No problem. We have Psychology training workshops available on Saturdays during the semester, allowing you to integrate your studies with a work-life balance.
  • Your studies and experience will prepare you to provide psychological assessment and intervention strategies across the lifespan in a variety of different settings.

    Career outcomes  

  • As a graduate from Master of Professional Psychology at University of Southern Queensland, you will be able to find employment as a general psychologist in a variety of public health and community services, as well as private practice.


The Master of Professional Psychology has received accreditation with conditions from the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) as a fifth-year program in Psychology.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Ethical, Legal and Professional Issues

  • Comprehensive Psychological Assessment

  • Intervention Strategies

  • Psychology Practicum

  • Research Applications for Psychologists

  • Adult Psychopathology

  • Child and Adolescent Psychology

  • Psychology Practicum 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • You can apply throughout the year and for courses that start in three different semesters
  • Apply early, to make sure you secure a place


8 alternative credits



On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS: 089812F

  • Completed an Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC)-accredited four-year sequence in psychology within the last 10 years (Honours AQF Level 8).
  • Be eligible for provisional registration as a psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia.
  • Provide two satisfactory referee reports1 and a report to address the selection criteria (PDF 514KB) indicating your abilities to successfully undertake the professional and research components of the program.
  • Provide a CV of your work and study history.
    • If you have not completed your four-year bachelor degree within the last three years, you will need to demonstrate how you have maintained up-to-date knowledge and skills in the area of Psychology since completion of your bachelor degree, or equivalent.
  • Be assessed in a face-to-face interview with a panel of school staff.

Work experience

You may be able to use your work experience and other adjustment factors to increase your selection rank and meet USQ's entry requirements.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    30320 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30320 AUD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    25600 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25600 AUD per year during 12 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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