Master of Psychology (Professional)
This course has an earlier application deadline. Please visit the application deadlines page for further information.
|Duration||1 year full-time|
This degree is a new one-year course providing advanced professional training in psychology, available for entry in 2015. The course will provide 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.
Entry requirements for Australian and New Zealand students
Domestic entry requirements (pre-reqs):
Minimum requirement is a four-year APAC accredited psychology degree, completed within the last 10 years. Entry is competitive and shortlisted candidates will be interviewed.
You will also be required to provide supplementary information with your application.
Applicants must be eligible for registration with the Psychology Board of Australia as a provisional psychologist.
The minimum requirement for admission to the Master of Psychology (Professional) is a four-year APAC accredited psychology degree completed within the last 10 years, and be eligible for registration with the Registration Board as a conditional/provisional psychologist.
Applicants are required to submit a brief curriculum vitae, as well as a written personal statement outlining their professional goals and current research interests. Two references are also required from workplace supervisors and academic staff. Applicants are evaluated on academic merit, interview performance, relevant work experience, and referees’ reports.
Please refer to the following statements before applying for this course
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).
Fees for Australian and New Zealand students
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.
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).
This course has received Accreditation with Conditions from the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council.
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)
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.
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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