Doctor of Psychology in Clinical (By Research)

Deakin University

Course details

CRICOS course code: 022556D

Level of study: Postgraduate

Summary

Interrelated steams of theory, research and practice provide the skills needed to become a registered psychologist.

Our award winning teaching strategies and learning resources, include simulation and competency-based assessment approaches.

The course is based on the scientist/practitioner model that rests firmly on a foundation of established knowledge and current evidence-based research.

Doctor of Psychology (Clinical) covers clinical psychology across the lifespan and also includes a focus on the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents and families.

You will have opportunities to develop clinical skills in our unique clinics imbedded in public mental health and through placements in an array of community agencies.

You will undertake a program of independent supervised research that makes a significant and original contribution to the knowledge and practice of clinical psychology.

Course structure

To complete the Doctor of Psychology (Clinical) students must attain 24 credit points

Graduate outcomes

Career outcomes

Clinical psychologists are specialists in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of psychological and mental health conditions that range from mild to severe and complex. They are often involved in designing and implementing a diverse range of prevention and mental health promotion programs, and may work with infants, children, adolescents, adults and older adults. Graduates typically are employed in one of the many government and non-government agencies that employ clinical psychologists in either community or hospital settings. After some years of practice and clinical supervision, some clinical psychologists establish a private practice.

Professional recognition

This course is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC), and recognised by Psychology Board of Australia, the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and its College of Clinical Psychologists. On completion of the course you may apply to the Psychology Board of Australia for registration as a psychologist and to the APS for full membership.

Course learning outcomes

Deakin's graduate learning outcomes describe the knowledge and capabilities graduates can demonstrate at the completion of their course. These outcomes mean that regardless of the Deakin course you undertake, you can rest assured your degree will teach you the skills and professional attributes that employers value. They'll set you up to learn and work effectively in the future.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
43,600 Per Year
Read moreDeakin is offering 30% tuition fee waiver bursary to students for studying online at Deakin University.
Expected Mar 2023 4 years
Full time
Deakin University
Melbourne Burwood Campus
221 Burwood Highway
Melbourne Victoria 3125
Australia

Entry criteria

The pre-requisites for admission to the course are the completion of a four year major sequence of study in psychology that is APAC accredited and meets the requirements for registration as a provisional psychologist in Australia. The fourth year may be an honours year or a Graduate Diploma.

Entry is extremely competitive, based on academic results, relevant work experience, referees’ reports, personal statements and performance at interview before a panel of School selection staff. Applicants are required to have achieved a minimum honours grade of H2A in their fourth year of study, but ideally a H1 first class honours grade, or equivalent.

The minimum qualification for admission as a candidate for a degree of doctor is a degree of bachelor with honours or a degree of master with a substantial research component, from a recognised tertiary institution, in a field relevant to the program which the applicant proposes to undertake and for which the University can provide the required supervisory expertise.

IELTS overall score of 7 with no individual band score less than 7 (or equivalent); Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) (Internet-based Test - IBT): 94 Writing 27; TOEFL (Paper-based Test - PBT): 600 Writing 5; Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE) (formerly known as Certificate of Proficiency in English): 185, no band less than 185; Cambridge English Advanced (CAE): 185, no band less than 185; Pearson’s Test of English (Academic) (PTE): 65 No less than 65 in each skill; Occupational English Test (OET) (for Health related award course entry only): Overall B (Equivalent to an IELTS 7-7.5 range); SPM (Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia) English 1119 (accepted at least 5 years prior to enrolment at Deakin): B.

Address

Deakin University
Melbourne Burwood Campus
221 Burwood Highway
Melbourne Victoria 3125
Australia
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