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    Master of Clinical Psychology
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    University of Southern Queensland

    Master of Clinical Psychology

    University of Southern Queensland

    University of Southern Queensland

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    Australia, Toowoomba

    University RankQS Ranking
    413

    Key Facts

    Program Level

    Master by Course Work

    Study Type

    Full Time

    Delivery

    On Campus

    Mix

    Course Code

    0101389

    Campuses

    Ipswich

    Program Language

    English

    Start & Deadlines

    Next Intake Deadlines20-Jan-2025
    Apply to this program

    Go to the official application for the university

    Duration 2 year(s)
    Tuition Fee
    AUD 30,920  / year
    Next Intake 20-Jan-2025

    Master of Clinical Psychology

    About

    Master of Clinical Psychology overview

    • Study clinical psychology and help your clients lead healthier lives as well as make positive impact on their families. Your expertise as a clinical psychologist is mental health and to diagnose and treat people with behavioural, mental, or emotional difficulties.
    • UniSQ’s Master of Clinical Psychology provides advanced training in psychological assessment and clinical intervention and has been developed for students wishing to gain registration as a Psychologist with an Area of Practice Endorsement in Clinical Psychology.
    • Learn high-level clinical skills through practical experience and direct client contact to become prepared for entry into the Clinical Registrar program leading to Clinical Endorsement. 
    • Our Psychology and Counselling Clinics, located in Ipswich and Toowoomba, provide services for the community, including therapy services, and, developmental and cognitive assessments for children, adolescents and adults of all ages. Services are provided by postgraduate students who are provisionally registered psychologists working under the supervision of our UniSQ Supervisory team, who are registered psychologists and clinical psychologists, and are approved supervisors under the Psychology Board of Australia. 
    • The coursework component is offered as mandatory on-campus and online workshops. See the 'Degree structure' section for more details. 

    Professional accreditation

    UniSQ's Master of Clinical Psychology is accredited with the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) as a fifth- and sixth-year program in psychology.

    Are you looking to achieve registration as a Psychologist? Graduates of the Master of Clinical Psychology can apply for:

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  • Requirements

    Entry Requirements

    • Completion of an Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) accredited 4-year bachelor degree, or equivalent.
    • Hold, or be eligible for, immediate Provisional Registration or General Registration from the Psychology Board of Australia.

    In addition, applicants are also asked to submit the following for consideration as part of their application:

    • provide two referee reports1 and a 1-2 page report which addresses the selection criteria (PDF 665KB) 
    • be assessed in a face-to-face interview with a panel of School staff.
    • provide an academic transcript demonstrating strong academic performance
    • provide a CV of your work and study history. Applicants who have not completed a four-year bachelor degree, or equivalent, within the last three years will be required to demonstrate how they have maintained up-to-date knowledge and skills in the area of Psychology since completion of their four-year bachelor degree, or equivalent.

    1The Australian Psychology Postgraduate Reference Request system is the same across all Australian universities. To be able to use the system, you will need to have an active membership. The membership allows you access the service during the application period and will expire on 31 July of each year. The subscription is $AUD35.

    English language requirements

    You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements and this degree requires an overall score of  IELTS 7.0, or equivalent, and a minimum score of 7 in each of the four skills areas of listening, reading, speaking and writing. Additional requirements regarding prior education taught and assessed solely in English and prior employment - refer to the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)'s Registration Standard for further information. 

    Additional requirements for placements

    All students must provide the following documents prior to commencing clinical placements:

    • Blue Card or Working with Children Check
    • Psychology Board of Australia registration
    • Resume (CV)
    • Queensland Health Student Orientation Checklist
    • Queensland Health Student Deed Poll
    • Queensland Health iLearn Modules.

    Plus evidence of the following immunisations:

    • Hepatitis B immunisation
    • Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Pertussis, and Varicella immunisation
    • Tuberculosis risk assessment and Influenza immunisation.

    Recognition of prior learning or work experience

    If you have previously studied in your home country, you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.

    Pathways

    If you don’t meet the entry requirements, don’t worry, there are pathway options available to you.

    English Program Requirements

    Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) allows students to gain credit (advanced standing) towards their course in recognition of skills and knowledge gained through work experience, life experience and/or formal training. Applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis.

    Career

    • Graduates of this degree can work as a fully registered General Psychologist in the public and private sectors, and as a Clinical Psychologist following completion of the Clinical Psychology registrar program. 

    Fee Information

    Your actual fees may vary depending on the courses you select. We review our fees annually so these may be subject to change.

    Approximate annual costs1 for international students' first year of study (8 units) in this degree:

    Study Mode Cost
    On-campus

    You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

    AUD 30920
    External/Online

    You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

    AUD 30920

    1 These are indicative annual fees for 2024. 

    Student services and amenities fees

    You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

    Professional experience costs

    This degree includes a professional experience component that may involve travel, accommodation and meal expenses.

    Scholarships

    At UniSQ, we offer a range of scholarships to support your success at university. Find a scholarship that works for you.

    Tuition Fee

    AUD 30,920 

    How to Apply

    The path you take when you apply to Murdoch will vary depending on who you are and what you want to study.

    Apply directly to Murdoch

    You can apply for most undergraduate courses directly through our online application system.

    Apply through TISC

    If you're currently in Year 12 or applying for Vet Science, you can apply to Murdoch through TISC.

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