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    Master of Clinical Psychology

    Curtin University

    Curtin University


    Australia, Perth

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    Key Facts

    Program Level

    Master by Course Work

    Study Type

    Full Time


    On Campus

    Course Code



    Curtin Perth

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    Start & Deadlines

    Next Intake Deadlines26-Feb-2025
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    Duration 1 year(s)
    Tuition Fee
    AUD 41,660  / year
    Next Intake 26-Feb-2025

    Master of Clinical Psychology


    In Australia, youll need to complete six years of education and training to practise as a registered psychologist – four years at undergraduate level and two at postgraduate level

    This master degree is the sixth and final year of your study. It provides specialist knowledge in clinical psychology – one of the nine areas of practice approved by the Psychology Board of Australia.

    Clinical psychologists assess psychological disorders in individuals, groups and families, and administer programs of treatment. This course raises your competency in this area, giving you advanced understanding of mental health and physical health, and the opportunity to put theory into practice across two clinical placements.

    Youll examine complex psychological disorders in adults, children and youth, including their cause, assessment, diagnosis and treatment. Youll also develop your professional skills in managing complex ethical and professional issues, working with the public and handling conflict situations.

    Over two 50-day clinical placements, youll build and apply your skills in a real-world setting, practising core clinical skills such as assessment, case conceptualisation and treatment under the supervision of a registered clinical psychologist.

    Youll also undertake an independent research project, planning and conducting research, analysing your data and completing a dissertation.

    When you graduate, you can apply for registration as a psychologist within Australia and gain employment in a professional capacity.

    Why study

    • Final level of education to work as a psychologist in Australia
    • Gain specialist knowledge in clinical psychology
    • Increase your understanding in mental health and physical health
    • Put theory into practice on two 50-day clinical placements
    • Undertake independent research
    • Apply for registration as a psychologist on graduation.

    Professional recognition

    This course is accredited by the Australian Psychology Council (APAC).
    Graduates are eligible to apply for registration as a psychologist within Australia.

  • apply psychology knowledge, principles and practice to achieve client-centered and evidence informed outcomes
  • generate effective solutions through critical analysis, reflective practice and professional reasoning
  • critically appraise information and apply it to contemporary psychology theory and practice
  • communicate effectively and appropriately to ensure positive and effective therapeutic and inter-professional relationships; use relevant documentation and reporting processes including the ethical disclosure of professional information
  • evaluate and apply appropriate technologies to contemporary psychology practice
  • develop and apply life-long learning skills to achieve professional competence; engage in research to further develop personal and professional knowledge and skills
  • comply with APAC standards and practices through integration of local and global perspectives relevant to the field
  • practice psychology in a culturally responsive and inclusive manner, incorporating perspectives of multiple stake-holders
  • work in a professional and collaborative manner to meet ethical and legal responsibilities
  • Requirements

    Entry Requirements

  • Completion of 3 year post-secondary (post Year 12 equivalent) qualification OR hold a Bachelor degree (or equivalent) from a recognised University which is comparable to an AQF Associate Degree
  • English Program Requirements

    If English is not your first language, you must also check that you meet English language requirements for your chosen course. Australian students must also meet the English entry requirements.



    • Psychologist


    • Clinical and mental health services
    • Education and training
    • Social assistance

    Future growth for psychologists: Very strong
    Oct 2020


    Fee Information

    +estimated annual tuition fee for a full-time study load

    Plus Student Services and Amenities fee
    Scholarships and financial aid available if eligible

    Tuition Fee

    AUD 41,660 

    How to Apply

    Have your supporting documents to hand, and ensure they meet our guidelines. The documents may include certified copies of your qualifications, English language proficiency documents and supplementary forms for certain courses.

    If your documents are not issued in English, an official translation from a recognised translation service must be provided.

    Recognised translation services

    • National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI) accredited translator in Australia
    • The Awarding institution
    • A Notary Public Office
    • The official Government body
    • An official and accredited translator*

    *Official translations are subject to review.

    If you have undertaken previous study or work that matches the content of some of your Curtin course units, you may be able to obtain credit for recognised learning, which exempts you from studying those units.

    Applying online: Use the ‘Apply now’ button on the relevant course page and following the prompts.

    Applying by mail or email: Download the International application for admission form [.pdf – 307 kB].

    If you want to package your course with a Curtin English course, you can submit your application with your course application documents to streamline the process.

    If your application is successful, you will receive an offer that you will need to accept or reject.

    If you accept your offer, you will receive a Confirmation of Enrolment ­– a document from Curtin that details your course, how long you will be studying the course, and the tuition fees. This document can be used for acquiring a student visa.

    Apply to the Australian government for your student visa. Gaining a student visa will allow you to participate in full-time study in Australia and work up to 40 hours in a fortnight. If you’re under 18 years of age, you must have approved accommodation and welfare arrangements in place before a visa can be issued.

    See our pre-departure resources for helpful information regarding your move to Perth.

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