Master of Psychology - Clinical Psychology

Swinburne University of Technology

The Master of Psychology (Clinical Psychology) provides high-level training in psychopathology, assessment and therapeutic interventions for adults and children suffering from clinical disorders such as anxiety disorder, clinical depression, schizophrenia, eating disorders, personality disorders, trauma, alcohol dependence, childhood disorders and psychogeriatric conditions.

Course Fee:

Australian: $55,520

Entry Requirements:

A degree at an Australian university and a 4-year sequence of studies in psychology at an upper second class level or above in a course accredited by APAC; or equivalent overseas qualifications recognised by the APS; plus experience in face-to-face counselling or significant training in counselling skills or other appropriate work experience; and a selection interview. Following Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) guidelines, only recent postgraduate formal training will be recognised as prior learning in relation to this course. Applicants who have obtained qualifications from overseas should ensure that their qualifications have been assessed by the Australian Psychological Society (APS).


200 credit points: 16 units of study

Subjects you can Study:

Clinical psychology

Study Pathways:

Credit is granted in recognition of previous study and/or experience and allows students to gain advanced standing towards their course. Applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis.


Graduates of the Master program will be eligible for: Membership of the Australian Psychological Society (APS); General registration as a psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA); Clinical Psychology area of practice endorsement (after an additional 24 months of approved supervised full-time equivalent practice with a PsyBA-approved supervisor).

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00111D

Related Careers:

Counsellor, Psychologist,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Higher Education Hawthorn No info No Part time
Higher Education Hawthorn No info No Full time 2 years

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