Master of Professional Psychology

The Master of Professional Psychology provides graduates with the core competencies required to pursue registration as a general psychologist.
This course is only offered at one location, see below.
Ballarat - Mt Helen
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
Ballarat - Mt Helen
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
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1 year
(120 credit points = 1.0 EFTSL)
Entry requirements
Entry requirements apply to this course.  

The Master of Professional Psychology consists of coursework (including a major case study) and practical placement. The program develops specialised knowledge and skills for the professional practice of psychology, including ethical and legal practice, assessment, and interventions across the lifespan. The structure provides for the application of learning experiences across these areas. Practicum experiences throughout the program facilitate the practical application of knowledge and develop core skills for psychological practice. Practical training is provided at FedUni Community Psychology Services and external agencies. You will be required to undertake at least 300 hours of practicum experience.

  • Psychologist
  • Academic psychologist
  • Child psychologist
  • Research psychologist

Graduates of the Master of Professional Psychology are eligible to apply for provisional registration as a general psychologist, and pursue a one year internship leading to general registration as a psychologist*. General psychologists work in a range of settings including public and private practice. *Conditional on the program being accredited.

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

PSYCM7003, 15 credit points
PSYCM7015, 15 credit points
PSYCM7017, 15 credit points
PSYCP7004, 15 credit points

Semester 2

PSYCM7016, 15 credit points
PSYCM7020, 15 credit points
PSYCP7108, 15 credit points
Varied 12-22 contact hours per week

Delivery: Combination of classroom and online.

This program requires a total of 450 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.

Completion of an 4 year APAC accredited sequence in psychology.

And a minimum of a credit average in the fourth year.

Extra Requirements

To be eligible for selection all applicants must complete:

Federation University online application

Entrance survey

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: YM9

CRICOS code:

Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)

$15,142 estimated annual tuition fee - commencing 2023

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.

The Master of Professional Psychology is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC).

Applications close 21st October 2022.

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