Courses & Units

Course rules for M7Q Master of Professional Psychology

Entry

  1. Candidates for the Master of Professional Psychology shall be qualified for entry on completion of:
    1. An Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) accredited fourth year or honours degree in psychology with a minimum second class honours or;
    2. other university qualifications deemed equivalent to the above by the Faculty and assessed by the Australian Psychological Society to be equivalent to an APAC four-year sequence of study in psychology.
  2. Internationally qualified applicants must demonstrate English language skills at IELTS academic level 7 and a minimum score of 7 in each of the four components (listening, reading, writing and speaking).

3.    Candidates for the degree of Master of Professional Psychology shall complete the degree of Master of Professional Psychology requirements, as hereinafter prescribed, in not less than one year of full-time study (or its equivalent)] and not more than three years, from the time of first enrolment.

Course Structure

4.            To qualify for the degree of Master of Professional Psychology, the candidate shall pass units totalling 100% in course weight comprising:

(a) Coursework units totalling 56.25%

(b) Practicum units totalling 25%

(c) Research units totalling 18.75%

5.            The units which may be included in a course for the degree of Master of Professional Psychology shall, unless otherwise approved by the Dean, be in accordance with the Course Schedule accompanying these specifications.

6.            Units may be counted towards the degree of Master of Professional Psychology only if they have been taken in accordance with prerequisites determined by the Faculty of Health and as summarised in the accompanying Course Schedule.

7.            A candidate normally may not enrol in any year in units totalling more than 100% weighting, or, if the candidate is in full-time employment during any given Semester, more than 50% weighting.

8.            Where two or more units of the same name or content are offered within the University, only one may be counted towards the degree of Master of Professional Psychology.

9.            In every case the candidate's choice of units and the order in which they are taken shall be subject to approval by the Dean in accordance with the requirements of paragraph 4.

Credit for Previous Studies

10.          Passes in subjects or units in other courses (completed or otherwise) in this University or another approved tertiary institution (or other approved professional examining body) may be credited towards the degree, provided that the Faculty may specify what more a candidate so credited shall be required to do to qualify for the degree of Master of Professional Psychology.

Miscellaneous

  1. The Faculty may from time to time make amendments to the Schedules and to these specifications.
  2. These specifications shall take effect on 1 January 2015 and shall apply to all candidates for the degree of Master of Professional Psychology, including those enrolling for the first time in that year and those enrolled subsequently.
  3. Candidates who have passed in appropriate units towards the Master of Psychology in Clinical Psychology under the specifications in force prior to 1 January 2015 will be entitled to transfer to the Master of Professional Psychology with full equivalent credit, or to graduate in accordance with those Master of Professional Psychology specifications operating at the time of their admission to candidature.
  4. Should any difficulty arise for a candidate previously enrolled because of any difference between course requirements, units offered under these specifications and those previously in force, the Faculty shall ensure that the candidate is not materially disadvantaged by these specifications.
  5. A student who fails to make satisfactory progress may be required by the Faculty, on the recommendation of the Associate Head of the Division of Psychology, to withdraw from the course.
  6. The approved abbreviation for the degree of Master of Professional Psychology shall be MProfPsych.