Deakin University

Master of Psychology (Clinical)

Deakin University

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

Graduate as a confident, well-rounded psychology professional with training in research, teaching and supervision, program development and evaluation, public policy, and mental health promotion. Tying all of these study areas together is a common thread of evidence-based practice.The extensive practical experience you will gain throughout the course will make your transition into life as a professional psychologist even smoother. Practical learning opportunities allow you to apply your knowledge and skills with real patients in real clinics – invaluable preparation for the challenges of your future career. As a student in our clinical training program, you can work alongside established professionals in psychology clinics within our mental health partner organisations, Eastern Health and Barwon Health. These experiences better prepare you for what lies ahead, they help you to build a professional identity and create networks that support your career development.

Designed for

Those who have completed a 4-year sequence of study in an accredited psychology program


16 credit points covering three strands: theory, research and practice. Students will complete a minimum of 4 credit points each trimester over two years. All units are core (these are compulsory).


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Standard entry requirements

The prerequisite for entry to the course is the completion of a four-year sequence of study in an accredited psychology program which meets national registration requirements and eligibility for Associate Membership of the Australian Psychological Society, or equivalent. The four-year sequence may be either an honours program or the combination of a three-year undergraduate degree including a psychology major and an approved postgraduate program.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.


This course has been accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) in accordance with the Accreditation Standards for Psychology Program (APAC, 2010). These standards are designed for accreditation of programs such as this for pathway to practice as a registered psychologist. As such, this course is approved by the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA) for the purposes of approving it under the National Law. On completion of this course graduates may apply to the PsyBA for registration as a psychologist. To obtain endorsement in the Clinical area of specialisation graduates are required to complete two years of approved supervised practice and fulfil professional development requirements.

Study pathways

Master of Psychology (Clinical) students who wish to enrol in the Doctor of Psychology (Clinical) program can apply in the usual manner for entry into the D Psych (Clinical) course at the end of the first year of the M Psych (Clinical), competing with newly applying D Psych (Clinical) students. They must also successfully undertake a Doctoral level thesis confirmation. Successful students will receive Recognition of Prior Learning for all comparable units completed thus far allowing direct entry into the second year of the Doctor of Psychology (Clinical).

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Geelong Waterfront Domestic: $69,496
International: $75,296
  • Full-time : 2 years
Melbourne Burwood Domestic: $69,496
International: $75,296
  • Full-time : 2 years

Further information

For other information please contact Health enquiries at

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