University of Newcastle

Master of Clinical Psychology

University of Newcastle

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00109J

The Master of Clinical Psychology is a professional qualification for those who wish to work as clinical psychologists. Graduates will be knowledgeable, skilled and ethical practitioners of Clinical Psychology, capable of adhering to the 'scientist-practitioner' model of practice. The program is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC), and approved by the College of Clinical Psychologists for the purposes of determining College membership, and accepted by the Psychology Board of Australia as an approved fifth and sixth year of study.

Designed for

Those who wish to work as clinical psychologists


160 units (16 compulsory core courses) including 40 units of Clinical Placement and 30 units of Research.


  • Clinical psychology
  • Psychology

Standard entry requirements

  • Hold a four year, or three year plus a fourth year, Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) accredited sequence in psychology, which has been completed in the last 10 years, with an upper second class Honours (2A) or above, or an overall GPA above 6.0 in the 4th year component of a non Honours program
  • Or be a currently registered psychologist with the PsyBA who can demonstrate current compliance with Registration Board Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements
  • And Eligibility for provisional registration with the Psychology Board of Australia
  • And Satisfy the School of Psychology of their suitability for the professional practice of Clinical Psychology. When evaluating suitability, the School will take into account previous relevant experience, reports of referees, units of study previously completed, and the outcome of a selection interview. Selection criteria will also be based on applicants demonstrating a clear understanding of Clinical Psychology and the areas in which a Clinical Psychologist might work Desirable criteria include research experience additional to Honours and involvement with professional organisations (e.g APAC)
  • And submission of a professional portfolio.


This degree program is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council and approved by the College of Clinical Psychologists for the purpose of determining eligibility for membership of the College.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Callaghan Domestic: $59,410
International: $92,391
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Callaghan.

Fees are indicative and subject to variation. Overall program fee may vary based on course selection.

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