The course structure is based on four full-time semesters
(each of 12 weeks’ duration), with 5 units (10 points each) typically taught in each semester.
- 11 compulsory core units which provide knowledge and skill training to the key areas of clinical psychology
- 2 core internal placements as a probationary psychologist within ISN Clinic
- 2 core (one 20 point unit) external placements as a probationary psychologist within various psychological Clinics in the Health Network
- 3 core research units (one 20 point unit) in psychology making up the minor thesis component of the course
To qualify for the award of the degree of Master of Psychology (Clinical) a candidate shall accrue an aggregate of at least 200 credit points, including satisfactory completion of the core units noted below at a minimum pass mark of 70%
This course is offered either Full-Time or Part-Time.
While entry is governed by many factors such as an interview and experience relevant to the field, the minimum requirement for Masters level (AQF Level 9) is based on academic achievement and is determined by a weighted average of an undergraduate, APAC accredited, sequence over the three-year levels prior to the AQF level being considered (eg. 2nd year, 3rd year and 4th year for Level 9 Masters).
A 10:20:70 weighted score will be used to calculate the academic component of the score with the most recent years of study providing a greater weighting. The minimum entry requirement is a grade average of 75%. As per APAC standards, successful completion of a four-year APAC-accredited undergraduate sequence in psychology, with an upper second class Honours (2A) or equivalent overall mark, within the last 10 years is required prior to entry.
Candidates must be eligible to apply for provisional registration with the psychologist registration board.