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MC-PSYCHP

Master of Psychology (Professional)

Master by coursework

At Curtin, postgraduate study in psychology is designed to meet the needs of professionals seeking advanced theoretical and professional knowledge and skills. A master level course allows you to specialise in counselling psychology or clinical psychology.

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  • Qualification
    Master of Psychology (Professional)
  • Duration
    1 year full-time
  • Credit
    200
  • CRICOS
    084066J
  • Fieldwork
    See requirements
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Why study Master of Psychology (Professional) at Curtin?

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You’ll have access to a range of international study opportunities.

Outline

Outline

This information is relevant for students studying in 2019. If you plan to commence study in 2020, please view the planned offering

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 visit the application deadlines page for further information.

 

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.

 

How this course will make you industry ready

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.

What jobs can the Master of Psychology (Professional) 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.

A four-year undergraduate Australian Psychology Accreditation Council-accredited psychology degree, completed within the last 10 years. 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.

You will also be required to provide supplementary information with your application.

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

7.0

Speaking

7.0

Reading

7.0

Listening

7.0

Overall band score

7.0

Application Requirements

Please refer to our application requirements before applying for a Master of Psychology (MC-PSYCHP) at Curtin.

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.

Two professional referees are required to submit reports to the School of Psychology via the HODSPA Reference Request System. The reports are to be submitted by the application closing date.

Please note to be eligible for acceptance into the Master of Psychology (Clinical and Counselling) programmes applicants must have the following:

  • Have successfully completed a four year, or three year plus a fourth year, APAC accredited sequence in psychology, within the last 10 years, with an upper second class Honours or equivalent overall mark. An exception to the 10-year standard may be made for currently registered psychologists who can demonstrate compliance with Registration Board CPD requirements.
  • Be eligible for registration with the Psychology Board of Australia as a provisional psychologist unless currently registered.
  • Demonstrated English language competency as per the Australian Health Practitioner Registration Agency’s current registration standards.
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.

Essential requirements for admission (including fieldwork requirements)

Many of our courses require students to comply with additional essential requirements. Failure to comply with any of the essential requirements may potentially prevent the successful completion of the course and/or achieving professional registration.

Fieldwork requirements during the course

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

Fees & charges

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How to apply

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

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