Master of Psychology (Clinical)

Become a skilled clinical psychologist and help people work through difficult times. Our program combines coursework, clinical practice and research to prepare you for registration as a psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia.
Ballarat - Mt Helen
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Semester 2
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Ballarat - Mt Helen
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Length
2 years
(240 credit points = 2.0 EFTSL)
Entry requirements
Entry requirements apply to this course.  

Become a skilled clinical psychologist and help people work through difficult times. Our program combines coursework, clinical practice and research to prepare you for registration as a psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia.

Your knowledge of clinical problems in childhood, adolescence and adulthood will become advanced, as well your understanding of evidence-based psychological assessments and interventions and the ethics related to your work. You'll benefit from our strong industry partnerships, which will see you in the field for at least 1000 hours during your studies, including in regional, rural or remote settings. You gain real experience working within our FedUni Community Psychology Services.

Our program is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) and recognised by the Psychology Board of Australia, the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and the APS College of Clinical Psychologists.

FedUni is committed to increasing the number of psychologists who work in regional, rural, and remote areas of Australia, and to increasing the number of psychologists who are Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander persons. The application and selection process is consistent with that commitment.  

  • Academic psychologist
  • Clinical psychologist
  • Developmental psychologist
  • Organisational psychologist
  • Sports psychologist
  • Child psychologist
  • Community psychologist
  • Educational and developmental psychologist
  • Research psychologist
  • Clinical neuropsychologist
  • Counselling psychologist
  • Forensic psychologist
  • Health psychologist
  • Sports and exercise psychologist
  • Psychologist
  • Clinical psychologist

Graduates of the Master of Psychology (Clinical) are eligible to apply for psychologists positions, including clinical psychologist positions in either the public or private sectors, or can work privately.

On completion of the degree, you will be eligible to apply for registration as a psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia.

Sample structures are just one example of the many options available within your chosen course. Please contact Federation University for further information on available options.

Please note this is a sample structure only and is not to be used for enrolment purposes. To enrol, please refer to the information provided to you by Federation University for your individual program structure or view our enrolment information page.

To view current subject information and cost, click on the individual subject name below, or click here to view current subject information and cost for ALL subjects.

Year 1

Semester 1

PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT
PSYCM7003, 15 credit points
PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE: STAGE 1
PSYCM7011, 15 credit points
ADULT PSYCHOPATHOLOGY
PSYCM7015, 15 credit points
CLINICAL INTERVENTION
PSYCM7017, 15 credit points

Semester 2

PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE: STAGE 2
PSYCM7012, 15 credit points
CHILD AND ADOLESCENT PSYCHOPATHOLOGY
PSYCM7016, 15 credit points
RESEARCH FOR PRACTICE
PSYCM7020, 15 credit points

Year 2

Semester 1

PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE: STAGE 3
PSYCM7013, 15 credit points
ADVANCED CLINICAL RESEARCH METHODS
PSYCM7121, 15 credit points
ADVANCED ADULT PSYCHOPATHOLOGY
PSYCM7123, 15 credit points
ADVANCED CLINICAL INTERVENTIONS
PSYCM7125, 15 credit points

Semester 2

CLINICAL DISSERTATION
PSYCM7122, 15 credit points
CLINICAL HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY
PSYCM7126, 15 credit points
PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE: STAGE 4
PSYCM7127, 15 credit points
Varies from 12-22 hours per week
This program requires a total of 150 placement hours, across 78 weeks

Entry requirements (year 12)

Entry requirements (non year 12)

¿We encourage people to apply and demonstrate in their application/interview that they have had sufficient practical experience or further study in another discipline that would allow them to manage the requirements of the program. Considerations for applicants in this position may include updating knowledge in professional and ethical knowledge of psychology, testing and assessment or statistical methods.

Students who have completed their undergraduate studies overseas MUST apply to the Australian Psychological Society to have their degree assessed (see www.psychology.org.au/membership/qualifications/). We are unable to consider an application without the degree being recognised by the APS as equivalent to Australian courses.
 

Extra Requirements

To be eligible for selection all applicants must complete:

The following tips should be used as a guide in writing your personal statement:

Applicants to the Master of Psychology (Clinical) and Master of Professional Psychology are required to write a personal statement of approximately 500 words.  The statement should indicate why you are interested in pursuing a career in psychology, your relevant academic and professional achievements and experience, your future goals, and a self-assessment of suitability to pursue a career in psychology. The personal statement is an opportunity to highlight your personal strengths and expand upon the other supporting documents in the application. The personal statement should be a concise and a well written reflection of you. Please submit your personal statement as a word or pdf attachment with your application

What to write:
The personal statement is your opportunity to “sell yourself” to the selection panel. You should highlight your strengths and draw attention to your work experience, any volunteer or community work and skills and challenges you have overcome. One of the most important aspects of your statement is conveying why this particular program is the best fit for you. The selection panel recognises that limitations around confidentiality and training requirements can make it difficult to obtain work experience specifically in psychology, but the panel is also interested in experience in any human service areas. If your work experience is not directly related to hum

The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our How to apply page for further information.

VTAC application: No

Direct application: Yes

Federation University code: YL9

CRICOS code:

Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)

$3,985 estimated annual tuition fee - commencing 2022

Annual tuition fees are per 120 credit points which represents 1 EFTSL or a standard full-time study load for a year.

The estimated annual fees are indicative only. The tuition fees you pay will vary depending on the subjects you choose to study as each subject has its own credit point value and cost. The total cost will vary depending on the subjects you choose, your study load and the time it takes to complete your course.

Fee assistance

As a Commonwealth Supported Place student, you may be eligible to defer payment of your student contribution through the HECS-HELP loan scheme. Please visit our HECS-HELP webpage for further information.

Other fees

You may need to pay some other fees such as the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

Can your studies count towards a degree with us? Use our online Credit Search to get the details on completing your studies sooner.

This program is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) and is recognised by the Psychology Board of Australia for registration as a general psychologist. Graduates who wish to become endorsed as a clinical psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia need to complete two years of approved supervised practice and fulfil professional development requirements.

Applications close 2nd of October 2021.

Selection Process

  • Initially, only those applicants who satisfy the regional/rural/remote criteria and/or are an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person, satisfy the assessment of personal qualities via the referee reports, and meet the academic requirement (if final grades are known) will be invited to interview.
  • Once final grades are known, these applicants will be ranked for selection in descending order of merit according to academic achievement, previous work experience, and personal qualities assessment (interview and referee reports).
  • Offers will be made to applicants until the available places within the program are filled or the list of applicants deemed suitable is exhausted.
  • Should places remain, the Committee will rank order all remaining applicants on the basis of academic achievement and the personal qualities assessment (referee reports).
  • The highest ranked applicants will be invited to interview, and offers made in descending order of merit according to academic achievement, previous work experience, and personal qualities assessment (interview and referee reports).

Due to the possibility of there being multiple rounds of interviews and offers, final decisions on applications may not be made until early February.

Deferment of Admission

Applicants are not permitted to defer admission in to the program.

 

A range of student services are available at most campuses. For further information on these services or for course information, please contact us on 1800 333 864.

The commencement of all programs is subject to available funding and enrolment quotas.

All information contained in this program overview including the availability of programs and fees, is correct at the time of being published, however the University reserves the right to alter any program, procedure or fee. Students should check for any amendment prior to enrolment.

CRICOS Provider No.00103D
Please note: This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.
National RTO Code: 4909

School department

School of Science, Psychology and Sport

Course coordinator

Megan Jenkins