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Professional Psychology, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #801 (QS) ,
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.

About

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.

Career

This program allows students to become registered as Probationary Psychologists whilst undertaking the course, and prepares graduates for general registration as a Psychologist once they have completed one year of supervised practice.

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. All students, domestic and international, intending to complete the supervised practice will be fully responsible for finding the supervised employment which will allow them to complete registration requirements.

Accreditation

This course is currently accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) and approved by the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA) as a suitable program of study for the purpose of registration as a psychologist.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    80 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

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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.
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Living costs for Melbourne

  • 1501 - 2660 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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