Deakin University

Master of Professional Psychology

Deakin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00113B

If your aim is to progress to the one-year internship that leads to registration as a psychologist, you will graduate with professional practice skills that allow you to thrive in your chosen setting. If registration isn’t your goal and you’re ready to explore new, more challenging roles in the workforce right away, the specialised knowledge you will develop throughout the course set you up to make a positive impact in people’s lives from day one.Your studies will be enriched further by professional practicums that consist of three key activities: workshops, placement and supervision.Combine this extensive practical experience with a strong focus on applied research to graduate as a well-rounded professional. Learn how to apply research to your decision-making, become confident at critically analysing research and discover what it takes to conduct your own.


8 credit points. All 8 units are core. The course has a strong emphasis on the development of skills and evidence-based practice. Students will complete a minimum of 4 credit points each trimester over one year for full time study or part time equivalent.Students are required to complete and pass both Practicum units. Failure of placement is grounds for exclusion.


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Standard entry requirements

Entry will be based on performance in completion of a 4 year tertiary program in an accredited psychology program which meets national registration requirements and eligibility for Associate membership of the Australian Psychological Society. Applicants must have a fourth year grade of Distinction average (or equivalent) for entry. The four year tertiary qualification must have been completed within the last 10 years. Applicants with international qualifications must have these assessed as equivalent by the Australian Psychological Society.Selection is competitive, meeting these minimum requirements or their equivalents does not guarantee selection into this course. All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Please refer to this course entry on the Deakin University website to read about ways of satisfying the English language proficiency requirement.


On successful completion of this course, graduates will have acquired the necessary skills to proceed to secure a final year of supervised practice in the field to enable them to gain generalist registration as a psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia (under the '5+1 internship model' for registration). This course has been accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) in accordance with the Accreditation Standards for Psychology Program. The eligibility of students for registration as a general psychologist by the Psychology Board of Australia is subject to meeting the requirements of the regulatory body (including the National Psychology Examination). Deakin University makes no representation that students will meet those requirements.

Study pathways

H744 is a stand-alone, post graduate course that has no direct pathway to another Deakin course. Nearly 100% of graduates transition directly to full-time work. A small number of students with research aptitude and interest enrol in the PhD program.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Geelong Waterfront Domestic: $30,000
International: $36,400
  • Full-time : 1 year
  • Part-time : 2 years
Melbourne Burwood Domestic: $30,000
International: $36,400
  • Full-time : 1 year
  • Part-time : 2 years

Further information

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