Applicants for the Master of Psychology (Clinical Psychology) program should have:
- a Bachelor degree from an Australian university, and have completed a four-year sequence of studies in psychology at second class level or above in a course, or courses, accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council, Or
- overseas qualifications recognised as equivalent for the purpose of Associate Membership by the Australian Psychological Society and have relevant human services work experience, and
- experience in face-to-face counselling or have completed significant training in counselling skills, e.g., Lifeline, counselling skills in tertiary programs or other appropriate work experience.
Short-listed applicants will be required to participate in a competitive selection interview, which will determine whether an offer will be made for enrolment into the program. An order-of-merit for entry will be assessed by a panel of assessors, considering academic record, previous work experience and training, interview performance and academic and professional referees' reports.
It is important to note that there are limited places available, selection is highly competitive and applicants who meet the minimum entry requirements are not guaranteed an interview or place.
Applicants need to have completed their undergraduate and Honours training within 10 years or be a registered psychologist with relevant professional development. Applicants can apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPLs) if they have already completed equivalent Units from an APAC accredited Master of Psychology (Clinical Psychology) or equivalent degree, completed within the past 10 years.
The University stipulates the maximum number of Units that can be granted as RPLs. Applicants who have obtained qualifications from overseas should ensure that their qualifications have been assessed by the Australian Psychological Society (APS).
N95 Respirator Mask Fit Testing
Students enrolled in this course may be required to complete an annual N95 Mask Fit Test prior to commencing placement. The relevant fee is the responsibility of the student.
NDIS Worker Screening Check
Students enrolled in this course may be required to apply for and receive an acceptable NDIS Worker Screening Check prior to commencing placement with an NDIS provider. The relevant fee is the responsibility of the student.