Master of Psychology (Clinical)

The Master of Psychology (Clinical) prepares students for professional practice and to enter into a registrar program towards endorement as a clinical psychologist. The program is accredited by APAC.

Students who graduate from this course will be eligible for general registration as a psychologist through Ahpra and the Psychology Board of Australia upon which they can commence a registrar program towards endorsement as a clinical psychologist.

The course consists of course work, practical placement, and research components. Course work in the first year of the program will provide students with the ground work and practice skills needed to commence their first placement typically at our affiliated ISN Clinic. The second year of the program has a strong focus on integration of clinical skills through additional placements and advanced course units. Students will complete a research thesis as part of the program in a clinically significant area of research.

Entry Requirements

  • The minimum requirement for entry to the APAC accredited Master of Psychology (Clinical) course is based on academic achievement in an APAC accredited four-year sequence of study in psychology with greatest weighting given to the 4th year (Honours or Graduate Diploma). Students must have completed an APAC accredited 4th year of study and be eligible to register as a provisional psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA) to be considered for entry.

  • Entry into the Master of Psychology (Clinical) course is competitive and requires consideration of academic results, relevant experience and the outcome of interviews/assessments.

  • Additionally, candidates must meet minimum English language proficiency standards for entry to the Master of Psychology (Clinical) course.

  • Students must also be able to abide by the inherent requirements stipulated by ISN Psychology.

  • Applicants who can demonstrate that they are currently registered as a psychologist and complying with the CPD requirements of the Registration Board will be exempted from the aforementioned entry requirements and considered for entry into the postgraduate course based on experience in the field.

  • Further information regarding entry requirements for the Master of Psychology (Clinical) can be found in the ISN Policies and Procedures

 

Personal Statement

Students are required to provide a 500 word personal statement to accompany their application. In particular, reviewers at ISN are interested in:

  • Why you are interested in a clinical psychology programme;

  • Why you are applying for clinical psychology rather than another health discipline or scope of practice;

  • What makes you a suitable candidate;

  • Any particular psychology interests or passions you may have;

  • Your relevant skills, work and personal experiences; and

  • A diversity statement – that is, describe what professional or personal skills, experience or community engagement demonstrate your commitment to sensitivity and awareness of diversity issues (e.g. gender, culture, ethnicity, sexuality, etc.).

Selection Process

  1. Phase 1 – Domestic student status and Academic entry requirements review: Academic achievement in an APAC accredited four-year sequence of study in psychology with greatest weighting given to the 4th year (Honours or Graduate Diploma). Students must have completed an APAC accredited 4th year of study and be eligible to register as a provisional psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA) to be considered for entry.

  2. Phase 2 – Candidate ranking based on academic ability and all supporting documentation (CV, Personal Statement, Referee Reports) for candidates that meet phase 1 entry requirements;

  3. Phase 3 – Interviews/assessment with shortlisted candidates

  4. Phase 4 – Ranking of shortlisted candidates based on interview/assessment performance

  5. Phase 5 – Offers sent out to candidates based on final rankings and intake quota.

Course Structure and Fees

Course Structure, Fees and further information are indicated in the course handbook linked below:

ISN Psychology is a FEE HELP approved provider. Tuiton fees are payable upfront or through FEE HELP for eligible students.

Census Dates for each Semester are outlined in our Key Dates Page.

For more information about tuition fees please contact us (03) 9008 1600

Applications Now Accepted for Mid-Year 2022

Upon acceptance of the offer (or prior to the beginning of the enrolment period for enrolled students undertaking a course degree sequence), students will be required to indicate any prior learning to be considered as credit towards the degree and whether the student wishes to apply for any disability assistance. Credit will be determined based on a a pro-rata basis with 100 credit points equivalent to 1 full year of tuition fees.

Based on the information provided in the acceptance, enrolment forms will be issued where students will be able to verify enrolled course degree units and the cost of units will be outlined together with payment options. Students will have unto census date to withdraw from units enrolled before incurring any fees. 

Students can pay up-front for their fees, or apply for FEE-HELP. FEE-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme that assists eligible fee paying students to pay all or part of their tuition fees. See: http://studyassist.gov.au.
For full information on our fee structure, fee credit and refund policy, please see Section E of ISN's Policy and Procedure Manual.

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