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Master of Professional Psychology

  • Masters (Coursework)

Students studying the Master of Professional Psychology will have an opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and skills in the core competencies required to practise as a general psychologist.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
Duration
1 year full-time, 2 years part-time
Course Code
CL68
Study Mode
Online

About this course

Students studying the Master of Professional Psychology will have an opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and skills in the core competencies required to practise as a general psychologist. Two of the pathways towards registration to practise as a general psychologist include:

  • The 4+2 pathway: Four years of study and two years of supervised professional practice (applications will not be received by the Psychology Board of Australia after 30 June 2022 for this pathway
  • The 5+1 pathway: Five years of study and a Master of Professional Psychology and one year of supervised professional practice.

This course follows the 5-1 pathway.

Entry requirements

Applicants must have completed an Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC)-accredited sequence in Psychology within the last 10 years (e.g., four-year, or three-year plus a fourth year), and be eligible for registration with the Psychology Board of Australia as a provisional psychologist. Applicants who completed their Psychology training outside of Australia are required to provide evidence of equivalency as determined by the Australian Psychological Society.

To be considered for admission, applicants are required to supply:

1. Official academic transcript;

2. A current resume or curriculum vitae that includes employment, relevant experience, research experience and accomplishments;

3. A one page statement responding to the question "Why do you want to be a registered psychologist?" - Please use size 12 font, with 1.5 line spacing;

4. Two references supplied via Heads of Departments and Schools of Psychology Australia (HODSPA) Psychology Reference Portal.

Whilst not necessary to apply for entry, if you have already secured an internship post-graduation, please include evidence of this to further support your application.

Entry is competitive with limited places available, shortlisted applicants must attend an interview

(face-to-face or via teleconferencing) by a panel comprising at least two members of academic staff of the Discipline of Psychology, both of whom have qualifications equivalent to those required for general registration as a psychologist.

Security RequirementsStudents will be required to obtain registration as a provisional psychologist with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) as outlined and defined by the Psychology Board of Australia.Health RequirementsNo information available at this time.Assumed Knowledge

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Study locations

Online

Career pathways

The Master of Professional Psychology is a pathway to registration (5+1) as a general psychologist in Australia. As a Psychologist, you may find a rewarding career in a diverse range of rural and urban settings such as:

  • hospitals
  • multi-disciplinary health clinics
  • community health centres
  • private practice.

You may also find employment in the area of research and development.