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Master of Psychology (Professional)

MPsych(Professional) - MC-PSYCHP Health Sciences
Location Bentley
Study method Full-time
Study mode On-campus
Intake February

This course has an earlier application deadline. Please visit the application deadlines page for further information.

Duration 1 year full-time

This one-year degree provides advanced professional training in psychology. The course will equip you with education and training in the professional practice of psychology and is designed to integrate coursework, research and placement components with an emphasis on experiential learning. You will be provided with a rewarding and relevant learning experience throughout the course.

This course has an earlier application deadline. Please visit the application deadlines page for further information.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for Australian and New Zealand students

A four-year undergraduate Australian Psychology Accreditation Council-accredited psychology degree, completed within the last 10 years. Entry is competitive and shortlisted candidates will be interviewed. You must also be eligible for registration with the Psychology Board of Australia as a provisional psychologist.

You will also be required to provide supplementary information with your application.


Graduates from the Master of Psychology (Professional) are not eligible to apply for endorsement.  This course does not meet the Psychology Board of Australia requirements for an “approved area of practice”.  Please also note that there is currently no bridging pathway to either the MPsych (Counselling) or the MPsych (Clinical).

Fieldwork requirements

Many of our courses require students to comply with additional essential requirements, particularly in relation to fieldwork. Failure to comply with any of the essential fieldwork requirements may potentially prevent the successful completion of the course and/or achieving professional registration.

Please refer to the following statements on the essential requirements for the fieldwork component of this course:


Fees for Australian and New Zealand students

Year Student type Cost
2017 Commonwealth supported What is a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)? - A CSP is subsidised by the Australian Government. They pay part of the course fees directly to Curtin and then the student pays the remainder. The student can defer this fee to their HECS-HELP loan.

All Australian students studying an undergraduate degree are automatically awarded a Commonwealth supported place.

Learn more about CSPs and whether you're eligible by visiting the Australian Government's StudyAssist website.
2017 Domestic fee paying Domestic fee-paying - A domestic fee-paying place is a place at university which is not Commonwealth supported, that is, not subsidised by the Australian Government. Domestic fee paying students will be charged tuition fees and may be eligible for FEE-HELP assistance for all or part of those tuition fees. $28,200*

Fees are indicative first year only.

* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 200 credits. 200 credits are needed to graduate from this course. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).

Use the Fee Calculator for an estimate of individual unit fees. There may also be some additional costs. For more information, see other fees and charges.

Professional recognition

This course has received Accreditation with Conditions from the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council.

Credit for previous study

Applications for recognition of credit for recognised learning (CRL) are assessed on an individual basis. Try our CRL search to find out what credit you might be eligible for.

Learn about Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL)

Career opportunities

This course provides access to a wide variety of employment opportunities in government and non-government counselling and mental health services. After graduating from this course, you are eligible to apply for registration as a psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia once you have completed your internship and successfully completed the National Psychology Examination.

How this course will make you industry ready

Throughout the program, linkages are made specifically for you to develop detailed understanding of the relationships between psychological theory, the scientific evidence base for these theories, and the clinical applications of both theory and research. The skills you develop will enable you to operate from a scientist-practitioner perspective, with well-developed knowledge of psychometric measurement, case formulation, treatment planning and intervention strategies.

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