Master of Professional Psychology

Deakin University

The Master of Professional Psychology will qualify graduates with an advanced body of knowledge in a range of contexts for the professional practice of psychology. It will specifically equip students with the core competencies required by the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA) to practice as a generalist psychologist. Graduates at this level will have specialised knowledge and skills for the professional practice of psychology.

Course Fee:

Australian: $28,800

Entry Requirements:

Completion of a 4 year tertiary program in an accredited psychology program which meets national registration requirements and eligibility for Associate membership of the Australian Psychological Society.

Structure:

All 8 units are core.

Subjects you can Study:

Professional psychology

Study Pathways:

The Master of Professional Psychology is a post graduate course that has no direct pathway to another Deakin course. Nearly 100% of graduates transition directly to full-time work. A small number of students with research aptitude and interest enrol in the PhD program.

Further information:

All students, whether full time or part time, will be required to attend a number of compulsory workshops and weekend intensives throughout the course. In addition, students will be expected to attend at least 80% of blackboard collaborate sessions for their Units across the year. Students should expect to commit 10-12 hours of study per week per unit. Requirements for placements will vary depending upon where a student completes their practicum.

Recognition:

On successful completion of this course, graduates will have acquired the necessary skills to proceed to secure a final year of supervised practice in the field to enable them to gain generalist registration as a psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia (under the '5+1 internship model' for registration). The course will be subject to Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) accreditation in 2017. The eligibility of students for registration as a general psychologist by the Psychology Board of Australia is subject to meeting the requirements of the regulatory body (including the National Psychology Examination). Deakin University makes no representation that students will meet those requirements.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00113B

Related Careers:

Psychologist,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Burwood No info No Full time 1 year
Waterfront No info No Part time 2 years
Waterfront No info No Full time 1 year
Burwood No info No Part time 2 years

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As a Deakin student, you can choose from full-time, part-time or intensive study options across Deakin’s bachelor, postgraduate and research degrees. You’ll also have the opportunity to study abroad, explore cross-international study, gain an internship, or work in simulated environments to tailor your learning experience and get a head start in your dream career.

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