Master of Professional Psychology

University of Wollongong

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00102E

This course is for graduates of a four-year accredited psychology program. The primary aim is to provide the 5th year of supervised practice and structured learning to prepare candidates for a final year of supervised internship in the field of psychological practice, prior to applying for general registration as a psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia. The Master of Professional Psychology provides one year of full-time education in the professional practice of psychology that forms the foundation for professional practice, building on the existing knowledge and skills base acquired as part of an APAC-accredited (Australian Psychology Accreditation Council) four-year undergraduate course; takes an evidence-based approach based to the scientist-practitioner model; is broad and generalist in nature; and grounds the core professional competencies as outlined in the APAC accreditation standards. The UOW School of Psychology offers excellent facilities and staff to support education and opportunities for research. The Northfields Psychology Clinic located on campus provides training and supervision in professional psychology through a psychological service to the community.

Structure

Teaching methods include a combination of lectures, workshops, skills training, online and supervised work-based practicums, both at the University's Northfields Psychology Clinic and at external placements. The emphasis is on skills training and includes demonstration sessions, audio-visual recording of assessment and therapy, case presentations, role-play activities and feedback and reflection.

Subjects

  • Psychology

Standard entry requirements

  • Students accepted into the course must have successfully completed a four year, or three years plus a fourth year, Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC)-accredited sequence in psychology within the previous 10 years, and be eligible for registration with the PBA as a provisional psychologist. Places in this course are limited. Entry is competitive and is based on academic merit and personal suitability. Selection procedures include: satisfactory completion of the application form and a personal statement
  • Referee reports from at least two referees
  • Confirmation of original degree certificates
  • Completion of an interview with a panel
  • And an average mark of 70% across all psychology subjects for the four years of previous study. For information on how to apply, please visit the Postgraduate Psychology webpage. Here you will find step by step instructions and additional supporting documentation required to complete your application.

Recognition

The Master of Professional Psychology is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) as meeting the requirements of the 5th-year program of study, allowing progression towards registration as a psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Wollongong Domestic: $26,976
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