12 months
27096 AUD/year
22664 AUD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Master of Professional Psychology from Australian Catholic University is a fifth-year program in psychology, open to graduates of an APAC accredited fourth-year psychology program.

Visit the official programme website for more information


We are very pleased to announce that we will now be offering our programs online for all international students, whether they are here in Australia or planning to study online from their home country.

This means that students can commence their studies at ACU as scheduled, for Semester 2, 2020.

Students who are currently in Australia can commence their ACU program online and will progress to on-campus study when possible.

Students who are currently outside of Australia can commence their studies online. If travel restrictions are lifted, students will then have the choice to complete their semester online or travel to Australia. We will continue to monitor this situation carefully and confirm arrangements for transfer onto campus when travel restrictions are lifted.

The Master of Professional Psychology from Australian Catholic University is designed to provide graduates in psychology with an additional year of full-time education in the professional practice of psychology. This year prepares graduates for a final year of supervised practice prior to general registration as a Psychologist.

The Master of Professional Psychology from Australian Catholic University provides students with an opportunity to learn and demonstrate their knowledge and skills in the 8 core capabilities and attributes as required to practise psychology. This program includes a simulated practicum unit which enables students to translate their theoretical knowledge to professional and simulated environments to enhance their skill development.


The program allows students to become registered and practice as Provisional Psychologists whilst undertaking the course. It prepares graduates for their 6th year internships and general registration as a Psychologist upon completion of the 5+1 pathway requirements.

International students on a student visa should be aware that the duration of the student visa will not extend to the one year of supervised practice required for registration. International students intending to complete the supervised practice will need to ensure that they attain an appropriate visa.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Professional Practice in Psychology
  • Practicum Skills
  • Psychopathology
  • Psychological Assessment
  • Evidence-based Practice for Psychologists
  • Research Capstone Experience

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




80 alternative credits



Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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

CRICOS: 085312C

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed the following prerequisites:

  • a Bachelor degree with Honours in an accredited Psychology course with a minimum of Honours IIB completed in the last 10 years; OR
  • a Bachelor degree with accredited 4th-year equivalent major study in Psychology (with performance deemed of the same level as Honours IIB) completed in the last 10 years; demonstrated suitability to undertake the course as evidenced by satisfactory:
  • academic referee report;
  • professional referee report; AND
  • for short-listed candidates, interview with the selection committee.
be eligible for provisional registration as a psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    27096 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27096 AUD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    22664 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22664 AUD per year and a duration of 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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