Graduates of psychology honours programs who wish to qualify as registered psychologists can undertake the Master of Psychology (Clinical).
The course aims to prepare you for professional work in a wide variety of settings, ranging across community mental health, hospital and health care facilities, community welfare and correctional service settings. It provides you with theoretical knowledge, research and clinical skills leading to professional registration. Experience is provided in both adult and child domains of clinical psychology.
Master of Psychology (Clinical)
Duration: 2 years
SATAC code: N/A
Annual indicative fees (2023):
$4,124 (Commonwealth supported)
Graduates are eligible for registration as psychologists, and qualified to work in a range of mental health settings. People with existing careers in human services such as nursing, teaching, the public service, social work and human resources undertake this course to better understand human behaviour and to add depth to their knowledge and work skills.
The program of study meets the requirements for general registration as a psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia and membership of the Australian Psychological Society (APS). Upon graduating you can become eligible for membership of the College of Clinical Psychologists of the APS after completing post-degree supervision requirements as set out by the college. Completing approved post-degree supervision also allows you endorsement to practise as a clinical psychologist as set out by the Psychology Board of Australia.
The Master of Psychology (Clinical) consists of 72 units.
You must complete 40.5 units of coursework, 18 units of supervised practicum and a 13.5-unit research project.
Topics cover areas such as counselling and professional issues, clinical child psychology, cognitive behaviour therapy, psychological assessment, abnormal psychology and psychopharmacology, and research methods.
Applicants must normally hold an approved honours degree or fourth-year equivalent qualification of first- or upper-second-class standard in psychology from a recognised tertiary institution.
Candidates will be chosen based on interview, clinically relevant skills and experience, and referee reports.
Before applying you MUST download and read the Postgraduate Psychology Application Guide for domestic applicants.
Check application timelines:
Download the Clinical Psychology Research Projects document for an outline of potential projects and supervisors. You do not need a supervisor before applying, but you are encouraged to talk to potential supervisors after accepting an offer to this program.
Apply online via the Flinders University application system. For more information, refer to the Direct Application System Guide.
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