Graduates of psychology honours programs who wish to qualify as registered psychologists can undertake the Master of Psychology (Clinical).
The course aims to prepare you for professional work in a wide variety of settings, ranging across community mental health, hospital and health care facilities, community welfare and correctional service settings. It provides you with theoretical knowledge, research and clinical skills leading to professional registration. Experience is provided in both adult and child domains of clinical psychology.
IELTS: 6 TOEFL: 72
The Master of Psychology (Clinical) consists of 72 units.
You must complete 40.5 units of coursework, 18 units of supervised practicum and a 13.5-unit research project.
Topics cover areas such as counselling and professional issues, clinical child psychology, cognitive behaviour therapy, psychological assessment, abnormal psychology and psychopharmacology, and research methods.
Applicants must normally hold an approved honours degree or fourth-year equivalent qualification of first- or upper-second-class standard in psychology from a recognised tertiary institution.
Candidates will be chosen based on interview, clinically relevant skills and experience, and referee reports.
International students must satisfy our English language proficiency requirements for admission. If your first language is not English you will need to have:
Annual fees: $39,000
Graduates are eligible for registration as psychologists, and qualified to work in a range of mental health settings. People with existing careers in human services such as nursing, teaching, the public service, social work and human resources undertake this course to better understand human behaviour and to add depth to their knowledge and work skills.