• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
The aim of the Master of Psychology is to provide advanced knowledge of the discipline in the core areas of professional practice which comprise the competency standards of the Psychology Board of Australia and prepare for a final year of supervised practice prior to full registration.


On completion of the program graduates will:

    - be eligible for general registration as a psychologist once a further one-year of Board approved supervised practice has been completed

    - be able to apply for positions which require postgraduate training in Psychology

    - take an active role in the theoretical and practical aspects of the practice of Professional Psychology

    - contribute to the overall development of the discipline of Psychology.

Program objectives

Successful completion of the program will enable graduates to:

    - take an evidence-based approach to psychological practice that is informed by the scientist-practitioner approach

    - have a detailed knowledge of the scope of applied professional practice

    - behave and interact ethically with clients and other professionals

    - demonstrate expertise in legal and professional matters in relation to the practice of Psychology

    - demonstrate a high level of skill and knowledge in conducting comprehensive psychological assessments using a wide range of techniques and instruments

    - demonstrate advanced knowledge and skills regarding intervention strategies

    - demonstrate a high level of skill in applying research knowledge and skills to psychological practice

    - demonstrate advanced knowledge and skills in the provision of psychological services across the lifespan including children, adolescents, adults, and older adults

    - apply advanced knowledge and skills in the workplace within the scope of professional practice.

    Career outcomes

    As a graduate, you will be able to find employment as a psychologist in a variety of within 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. Graduates will be eligible to apply for general registration with the Psychology Board of Australia after a further one year of full-time supervised practice.

Programme Structure

Courses include

    - Ethical, Legal and Professional Issues
    - Compulsory Workshops
    - Comprehensive Psychological Assessment
    - Intervention Strategies
    - Psychology Practicum
    - Research Methods for Practitioners
    - Practice Across the Lifespan
    - Psychology Practicum
    - Advanced Research Techniques
    - Motivational Interviewing
    - Introduction to Psychoactive Drugs
    - Relapse Prevention

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    8 units alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

General Requirements

Applicants must satisfy the following requirements:

    - Completion of an Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) accredited four year bachelor degree within the last 10 years or equivalent (AQF Level 8) as well as be eligible for provisional registration as a psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia.

    - English Language Proficiency requirements for Category 4.

In addition, applicants must:

    - provide two satisfactory Referee Reports (refer to Other Program Requirements below)

    - provide a 1-2 page report which addresses the Master of Professional Psychology Selection Criteria

    - be assessed in a face-to-face (or via teleconferencing) interview with a panel of School staff.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2860 AUD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2860 AUD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    2760 AUD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2760 AUD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
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