Master of Professional Psychology

Available to:
Domestic and International students.
CRICOS:
085312C
Location:
  • Melbourne
Duration:

1 year full-time or equivalent part-time

International applications close 30 September 2019.

Domestic application early closing date is 30 November 2019.

Description

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 which enables students to translate their theoretical knowledge to professional and simulated environments to enhance their skill development.

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

Course duration

1 year full-time or equivalent part-time

Campus availability and study mode

Campus availability

  • Melbourne (Attendance)

Study mode definitions

Attendance: Face-to-face and/or via video conference, at an ACU campus or another location.

Multi-mode: A combination of Online and Attendance (including examinations, practicums, residentials, etc.).

Online: Fully online (including assessments).

Deferment, credit points & course units

Deferment

No deferment available.

Credit Points

80

Course Units (Subjects)

Schedule of Unit Offerings

Start dates

Melbourne
  • Semester 1 - February
  • Semester 2 - Not on offer

Course costs

  • Average first year fee: $22664 Fee-Paying (indicative only)

Important Note on Fees

All costs are calculated using current rates and are based on a full-time study load of 40 credit points (normally 4 units) per semester.

A student’s annual fee may vary in accordance with:

  • the number of units studied per semester;
  • the choice of major or specialisation; and
  • elective units.

The University reviews fees annually.

A 10% rebate on fees will be offered to domestic ACU graduates (from any faculty) enrolling in full fee-paying postgraduate studies in the Faculty of Health Sciences to commence studying in 2015 and until further notice. Conditions apply.

Essential requirements for admission

An applicant must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

International applicants need to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements as defined in the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

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

    1. a Bachelor degree with Honours in an accredited Psychology course with a minimum of Honours IIB completed in the last 10 years;
      OR
    2. 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
  1. demonstrated suitability to undertake the course as evidenced by satisfactory:
    1. academic referee report;
    2. professional referee report; and
    3. for short-listed candidates, interview with the selection committee.
    and
  2. be eligible for provisional registration as a psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia.

*Disclaimer: The Course entry requirements above are for 2020 Admission.

Inherent Requirements

There are essential components of a course or unit that demonstrate the capabilities, knowledge and skills to achieve the core learning outcomes of the course or unit. Learn more about inherent requirements and how they affect you, and explore the requirements for your course.

Applying for admission

Melbourne, Victoria
Apply through ACU

Career paths

This program allows students to become registered as Probationary Psychologists whilst undertaking the course, and prepares graduates for general registration as a Psychologist once they have completed one year of supervised practice.

International students on a student visa should be aware that the duration of the student visa will not extend to the one year of supervised practice required for registration. International students intending to complete the supervised practice will need to ensure that they attain an appropriate visa. All students, domestic and international, intending to complete the supervised practice will be fully responsible for finding the supervised employment which will allow them to complete registration requirements.

Professional experience

As part of the Master of Professional Psychology, students must complete 300 hours of professional experience. Students enrolled in a practicum unit must be supervised by a psychologist with approved status as a supervisor with the Psychology Board of Australia.

Professional recognition

This course is currently accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) and approved by the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA) as a suitable program of study for the purpose of registration as a psychologist. This course is undergoing a scheduled re-assessment of its accreditation status in 2019 for 2020 onwards.

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.

Other prerequisites to undertaking this course

Please note that Inherent Requirements, i.e. the abilities, knowledge and skills needed to completed this course that need to be met by all students, have been developed for this course. For further information please visit the Inherent Requirements for Psychology courses webpage.

Students are required to obtain provisional registration as a psychologist prior to commencing the course, and to have completed a Working With Children check and appropriate police checks before they are able complete practicum units.

English language requirements

Applicants require an academic IELTS minimum overall score of 7.0 (with a minimum score of 7.0 in all bands), or an equivalent acceptable test score as outlined in the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy (Schedule 3).

Pathways to further study

Graduates may be eligible to progress to other psychology higher degree programs.

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Description

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 which enables students to translate their theoretical knowledge to professional and simulated environments to enhance their skill development.

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

Course duration

1 year full-time or equivalent part-time

Start dates and campus availability

Melbourne
  • 15-Feb-2021

Deferment, credit points & course units

Deferment

No deferment available.

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.

Credit Points

80

Course Units (Subjects)

Schedule of Unit Offerings

Course costs

  • Unit Fee: $3387.00 (2021)
  • Average first year fee: $27096.00 (2021)
  • Estimated Total Cost: $27096.00 (2021)

Important Note on Fees

The Tuition fees quoted above are for commencing students in the current year who undertake a normal full-time load. The Unit Fee is based on a 10cp unit. Fees are reviewed annually.

Tuition fees for continuing students may increase by up to 3 percent each year for the minimum duration of the course as provided on your electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCOE). Students who continue to study beyond the minimum duration will have the relevant annual commencing rate applied to their fees for subsequent study periods.

Essential requirements for admission

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

    1. a Bachelor degree with Honours in an accredited Psychology course with a minimum of Honours IIB completed in the last 10 years;
      OR
    2. 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
  1. demonstrated suitability to undertake the course as evidenced by satisfactory:
    1. academic referee report;
    2. professional referee report; AND
    3. for short-listed candidates, interview with the selection committee.
    AND
  2. be eligible for provisional registration as a psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia.

If the Bachelor degree was completed outside of Australia, applicants must seek an ‘Assessment of Overseas Qualifications’ from the Australian Psychological Society (APS) to confirm that it is equivalent to an Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) accredited three-year sequence in psychology. Evidence of this must be submitted with the application.

Applicants must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy and require an academic IELTS minimum overall score of 7.0 (with a minimum score of 7.0 in all bands), or an equivalent acceptable test score as outlined in the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy (Schedule 3).

Entry is on a competitive basis. All applicants are ranked in October the year prior to admission before being considered for an offer in early December.

Inherent Requirements

There are essential components of a course or unit that demonstrate the capabilities, knowledge and skills to achieve the core learning outcomes of the course or unit. Learn more about inherent requirements and how they affect you, and explore the requirements for your course.

Career paths

This program allows students to become registered as Probationary Psychologists whilst undertaking the course, and prepares graduates for general registration as a Psychologist once they have completed one year of supervised practice.

International students on a student visa should be aware that the duration of the student visa will not extend to the one year of supervised practice required for registration. International students intending to complete the supervised practice will need to ensure that they attain an appropriate visa. All students, domestic and international, intending to complete the supervised practice will be fully responsible for finding the supervised employment which will allow them to complete registration requirements.

Professional experience

As part of the Master of Professional Psychology, students must complete 300 hours of professional experience. Students enrolled in a practicum unit must be supervised by a psychologist with approved status as a supervisor with the Psychology Board of Australia.

Professional recognition

This course is currently accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) and approved by the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA) as a suitable program of study for the purpose of registration as a psychologist. This course is undergoing a scheduled re-assessment of its accreditation status in 2019 for 2020 onwards.

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.

Other prerequisites to undertaking this course

Please note that Inherent Requirements, i.e. the abilities, knowledge and skills needed to completed this course that need to be met by all students, have been developed for this course. For further information please visit the Inherent Requirements for Psychology courses webpage.

Students are required to obtain provisional registration as a psychologist prior to commencing the course, and to have completed a Working With Children check and appropriate police checks before they are able complete practicum units.

English language requirements

Applicants require an academic IELTS minimum overall score of 7.0 (with a minimum score of 7.0 in all bands), or an equivalent acceptable test score as outlined in the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy (Schedule 3).

Pathways to further study

Graduates may be eligible to progress to other psychology higher degree programs.

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