Course details

CRICOS course code: 085312C

Level of study: Postgraduate

Summary

The Master of Professional Psychology (MProfPsych) is a fifth-year program in psychology, open to graduates of an APAC accredited fourth-year psychology program.

The MProfPsych program is designed to provide graduates in psychology with an additional year of full-time education in the professional practice of psychology. This year prepares graduates for a final year of supervised practice prior to general registration as a Psychologist.

The MProfPsych program provides students with an opportunity to learn and demonstrate their knowledge and skills in the 8 core capabilities and attributes as required to practise psychology. This program includes a simulated practicum unit as well as an external placement which enables students to translate their theoretical knowledge to professional and simulated environments to enhance their skill development.

This program offers students the ‘5 + 1’ model to register as a Provisional Psychologist through this supervised practice pathway.

Professional experience

Professional recognition

This course is currently accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC)

Please note that a minimum six-year sequence of education and training in psychology is required for an individual to become eligible for general registration as a psychologist in Australia.

Students with a Student Visa will need to complete the program in minimum duration, study at least one subject on-campus each semester and must not undertake more than 33% of the program online.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
28,752 Per Year
Read moreUnit fee: 3,594
Feb 2023 1 year
Full time
Melbourne Campus
115 Victoria Parade
Melbourne Victoria 3065
Australia

Entry criteria

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed the following prerequisites:

a Bachelor degree with Honours in an accredited Psychology course with a minimum of Honours IIB completed in the last 10 years;
OR
a Bachelor degree with accredited 4th-year equivalent major study in Psychology (with performance deemed of the same level as Honours IIB) completed in the last 10 years;
AND
demonstrated suitability to undertake the course as evidenced by satisfactory:
academic referee report;
professional referee report; AND
for short-listed candidates, interview with the selection committee.
AND
be eligible for provisional registration as a psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia.

Overall academic IELTS score of 7.0 (with minimum scores of 7.0 in all tests); or
TOEFL score of Internet based total of 94: minimum 27 writing, 23 speaking, 24 reading and 24 listening
Pearson Test of English (PTE): 65 with a minimum of 65 in all four communicative skills

Address

Australian Catholic University
North Sydney Campus
40 Edward Street
Sydney New South Wales 2060
Australia
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