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MC-PSYCHP

Psychology (Professional)

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Continue your education in psychology with an enhanced understanding of psychological theory, evidence and clinical applications.

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Course outline
  • Qualification
    Master of Psychology (Professional)
  • Duration

    Duration

    1 year full-time
  • Credit

    Credit

    200
  • CRICOS

    CRICOS

    084066J
  • Location

    Location

    Curtin Perth
Course outline

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Semester 1, 2024

1 May 2023

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Semester 1, 2025

Applications now open!

5 September 2024

Course outline

Outline

Outline

This one-year degree provides advanced professional training in psychology.

The course will equip you with education and training in the professional practice of psychology and is designed to integrate coursework, research and placement components with an emphasis on experiential learning. You will be provided with a rewarding and relevant learning experience throughout the course.

Throughout the program, linkages are made specifically for you to develop detailed understanding of the relationships between psychological theory, the scientific evidence base for these theories, and the clinical applications of both theory and research. The skills you develop will enable you to operate from a scientist practitioner perspective, with well-developed knowledge of psychometric measurement, case formulation, treatment planning and intervention strategies.

This course has an earlier application deadline. Please refer to the application intake section above for further information.

What jobs can the Psychology (Professional) course lead to?

This course provides access to a wide variety of employment opportunities in government and non-government counselling and mental health services. After graduating from this course, you are eligible to apply for registration as a psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia once you have completed your internship and successfully completed the National Psychology Examination.

What you'll learn

  • apply psychology knowledge, principles and practice to achieve client-centred and evidence-informed outcomes
  • generate effective solutions through critical analysis, reflective practice and professional reasoning
  • critically appraise information and apply it to contemporary psychology theory and practice
  • communicate effectively and appropriately to ensure positive and effective therapeutic and inter-professional relationships; use relevant documentation and reporting processes including the ethical disclosure of professional information
  • evaluate and apply appropriate technologies to contemporary psychology practice
  • develop and apply life-long learning skills to achieve professional competence; engage in research to further develop personal and professional knowledge and skills
  • comply with APAC standards and practices through integration of local and global perspectives relevant to the field
  • practice psychology in a culturally responsive and inclusive manner, incorporating perspectives of multiple stake-holders
  • work in a professional and collaborative manner to meet ethical and legal responsibilities

Professional recognition

This course has received Accreditation with Conditions from the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council.

The practical elements of this course have been phenomenal. We have been supported and taught how to administer psychological assessments, perform mental status examinations and implement a wide range of counselling skills. After refining these skills, we have been able to be put them into practice by undertaking a practicum.

Zachary Baldock

Admission criteria

What you need in order to get into this course. There are different pathway options depending on your level of work and education experience.

To be eligible to study this course, you need:

  • a four-year undergraduate psychology degree that is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council, such as Curtin’s Bachelor of Psychology
  • a psychology qualification from an overseas education institution that has been assessed as comparable by the Psychology Board of Australia.

Entry is competitive and shortlisted candidates will be interviewed. You must also be eligible for registration with the Psychology Board of Australia as a provisional psychologist.

The Master of Psychology (Professional) is a one-year full-time course; however, a limited number of students may be offered the option of part-time enrolment on the basis of equity considerations.

This can be a physically and mentally challenging course. Please familiarise yourself with the inherent requirements for this course before applying. Reasonable adjustments can be made for students with disability.

 Ranking and selection process

  1. Applicants will be ranked and selected based on published entry requirements and entire academic record.
  2. Applicants must provide all required documents and be assessed as eligible to be included in the ranking for an offer.
  3. Meeting the minimum entry requirements and course specific prerequisites, does not guarantee selection.
  4. In the event the course reaches capacity the University reserves the right not to proceed with subsequent offer rounds.

 

Contact

Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Trevor Mazzucchelli

Email: trevor.mazzucchelli@curtin.edu.au

English requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)

Writing

7

Speaking

7

Reading

7

Listening

7

Overall band score

7

Application Requirements

Please submit the following documents with your application:

International students are required to submit proof of English competency (IELTS 7.0 in all bands or equivalent) upon application.

The Master of Psychology (Professional) is a one-year full-time course; however, a limited number of students may be offered the option of part-time enrolment on the basis of equity considerations.

Please refer to the following statements on the essential requirements for the fieldwork component of this course:

  • Student declaration
  • AHPRA registration
  • Criminal record screening and clearance
Credit for recognised learning (CRL)

Use your experience to get credit towards your degree

Finish your course sooner with credit for your previous study or work experience.

Fees and charges

Australian and New Zealand student indicative fees

2024 Fee year:

$4,400*

Commonwealth supported

Commonwealth supported

$37,025*

Domestic

Domestic

Fees are indicative first year only and are subject to passage of legislation.

*The indicative first-year fee is calculated on 200 credit points, which is the typical full-time study load per year, however some courses require additional study to be completed, in which case the fee will be higher than that shown.

This fee is a guide only. It may vary depending on the units you choose and does not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks – visit other fees and charges for more information. For more information on fees and to determine your eligibility for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP, please visit fee basics or the Study Assist website

To be eligible for the Commonwealth supported fee:

  • Australian citizens must complete some of their course of study while residing in Australia.
  • Australian permanent residents or New Zealand citizens must be residing in Australia for the entire course.

For further information on eligibility please refer to the Australian Government Study Assist website.

If you’re not an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen, please see information for international students.

Fees are indicative only.

* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 200 credits. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).

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Location

For start dates, please view the academic calendar.

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2024

Semester 1
  • On campus

2025

Semester 1
  • On campus

2026

Semester 1
  • On campus

All endeavours are made to ensure location information for courses is up to date but please note they are subject to change.

The University reserves the right to withdraw any unit of study or program which it offers, to impose limitations on enrolment in any unit or program, and/or to vary arrangements for any program.

How to apply

Please review information on how to apply for the campus of your choice

Please note that each campus has different application deadlines. Please view our application deadlines page for further information.

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  • Curtin course code: MC-PSYCHP
  • CRICOS code: 084066J
  • Last updated on: 14 June 2024

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