Master of Professional Psychology

Victoria University (VU)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00124K

This course will provide an APAC-accredited 5th year of professional training in psychology. The program prepares graduates for a final year of supervised practice that is required for registration as a psychologist in Australia. The course, based on the scientist-practitioner model of professional training, combines psychological knowledge, skills acquisition, ethical decision-making capacity, and the application of evidence-based interventions. As well as advanced theory and practical classes, students also undertake selected fieldwork placements, under the direct supervision of experienced psychologists.


96 credit points


  • Foundations of Psychotherapy
  • Clinical Assessment
  • Psychopathology and Diagnosis
  • Interventions 1 - Introduction to CBT
  • Psychology of Community Health
  • plus more

Standard entry requirements

  • Completion of a Bachelor/Honours Degree with an Australian Psychological Accreditation Council (APAC) accredited four-year sequence in psychology or equivalent
  • OR a pass degree with an Australian Psychological Accreditation Council (APAC) accredited three-year sequence in psychology together with an Australian Psychological Accreditation Council (APAC) fourth-year psychology course or equivalent. Additional Requirements: Applicants will be interviewed to assess suitability for the course. Relevant professional experience will be a substantial factor in selection. In accordance with the accreditation requirements and the Department of Justice, students will be required to obtain a Working with Children Check prior to being located in a clinic/work placement setting.


Australian Psychological Accreditation Council (APAC)

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Footscray Nicholson No
Footscray Park No

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