Master of Clinical Psychology (Advanced Entry) (H7K)

Overview  2023

Entry Requirements

See entry requirements

Duration

Minimum 1 Year, up to a maximum of 3 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Location

Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2

Entry Requirements

See entry requirements

Duration

Minimum 1 Year, up to a maximum of 3 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Entry requirements

Location

Hobart
Semester 1
Not accepting applications in 2022
Underpinned by the scientist-practitioner model, this course aims to equip you with advanced skills in assessing, diagnosing, and treating complex clinical psychologist presentations.

Graduate as a highly skilled clinical psychologist, providing support to the mental health needs of the Tasmanian community, and beyond.

  • 1 Apply the methods, principles and ethics of clinical psychology to enhance professional practice at an individual, discipline and interdisciplinary level.
  • 2 Formulate culturally sensitive psychological assessment, diagnoses and evidence-based treatment for common and complex psychological presentations across the life span.
  • 3 Appraise the scientific foundations of psychology through evaluating the research and clinical practice of oneself and others and use this to inform practice and policy.
  • Students will undertake two placement units under the supervision of Psychology Board of Australia approved supervisors during the course of their degree.

    These placements will be organised by the University on the student’s behalf and provide scaffolded learning experiences to support students in achieving Stage 4 competencies as measured by the Clinical Psychology Placement Rating Scale (CYPRS). The CYPRS has an inherent, inbuilt scaffolding of achievement from Stage 1 (skills commensurate with an entry level, provisionally registered psychologist working under high levels of supervision) through to Stage 4 (skills commensurate with an entry level, fully registered psychologist), with each level of achievement required at various stages of the placement experience.

    Course structure

    This unit aims to provide students with a critical overview of ethical and professional issues relevant to clinical psychology practice. Ethical decision-making models will be applied to real-world case examples to assist students in identifying issues pertaining to complex and…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit will take a disorder specific approach and teach students evidence-based treatment for a variety of clinical psychological disorders.Consideration will be given to the diagnostic features of specific disorders, prevalence, course, aetiological knowledge and theories, familial, social and cultural…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This placement will involve engaging in clinical psychological practice with clients presenting with a range of psychological and neuro-developmental concerns. Students will work at their designated placement to provide clinical psychological assessment, diagnosis and intervention to clients presenting with a…

    Credit Points: 25

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit will extend students’ understanding of, and skill in navigating complex ethical and professional practice issues in clinical psychology. This will involve facilitating student engagement in professional development and supervision processes. The unit will incorporate a range of formats…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit will introduce provisional psychologists to advanced clinical psychological interventions utilising a disorder-specific framework.Focus will be on the advanced understanding of the diagnostic features of clinical disorders and presentations and their development across the lifespan and diverse presentations.Where appropriate,…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This placement will involve engaging in clinical psychological practice with clients presenting with a range of psychological and neuro-developmental concerns. Students will work at their designated placement to provide clinical psychological assessment, diagnosis and intervention to clients presenting with a…

    Credit Points: 25

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Entry requirements

    Applications for the Master of Clinical Psychology (Advanced Entry) program are only accepted from those applicants who have general registration as a Psychologist with AHPRA OR an existing Area of Practice Endorsement with AHPRA, and who have attained a minimum entrance requirement of a Lower Second Class Honours (2B) psychology degree or equivalent at the commencement of the course.


    Applicants should note that meeting minimum entrance requirements does not guarantee entry to the program. Applications need to be submitted on-line through the University of Tasmania Admissions website by the end of September. All applicants must satisfy the School of Psychological Sciences that they are suitable candidates for professional training in psychology. Short-listed applicants will be required to attend an interview in November.


    If you are accepted into this postgraduate psychology program you will need to maintain your Registration from the Psychology Board of Australia for the duration of the degree.


    Overseas applicants will also need to provide proof of English language proficiency. The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) has specified that it is mandatory for all graduates seeking registration with the Psychology Board of Australia to demonstrate that they have achieved an overall IELTS score of 7.0 (academic module) with a minimum score of 7 in each of the four components (listening, reading, writing and speaking). Test results will generally need to have been obtained within the two years preceding the application for registration. For more information about registration requirements for overseas applicants refer to the Psychology Board of Australia. Please note: International students should also refer to the International General Entrance Requirements for further information.


    Professional Experience Placement Requirements

    All students enrolling in College of Health and Medicine programs which include a professional experience placement component, laboratory and/or field activity are required to establish and maintain their capacity to practice safely via Safety in Practice Requirements documentation.

    Applicants with higher education study
    and/or
    Applicants with work and life experience
    This course does not accept applications based on work or life experience as a substitute for AHPRA registration as a Psychologist.
     

    Prerequisites
    Current registration as a General Psychologist or other Area of Practice Endorsement as a Psychologist with AHPRA AND
    Minimum 2B Honours from an Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) Accredited Institution
     

    Additional Information
    International students need to meet minimum English Language Requirements as determined by the Psychology Board of Australia.

    Applications for the Master of Clinical Psychology (Advanced Entry) program are only accepted from those applicants who have general registration as a Psychologist with AHPRA OR an existing Area of Practice Endorsement with AHPRA, and who have attained a minimum entrance requirement of a Lower Second Class Honours (2B) psychology degree or equivalent at the commencement of the course.

    Applicants should note that meeting minimum entrance requirements does not guarantee entry to the program. Applications need to be submitted on-line through the University of Tasmania Admissions website by the end of September. All applicants must satisfy the School of Psychological Sciences that they are suitable candidates for professional training in psychology. Short-listed applicants will be required to attend an interview in November.

    If you are accepted into this postgraduate psychology program you will need to maintain your Registration from the Psychology Board of Australia for the duration of the degree.

    Overseas applicants will also need to provide proof of English language proficiency. The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) has specified that it is mandatory for all graduates seeking registration with the Psychology Board of Australia to demonstrate that they have achieved an overall IELTS score of 7.0 (academic module) with a minimum score of 7 in each of the four components (listening, reading, writing and speaking). Test results will generally need to have been obtained within the two years preceding the application for registration. For more information about registration requirements for overseas applicants refer to the Psychology Board of Australia. Please note: International students should also refer to the International General Entrance Requirements for further information.

    Professional Experience Placement Requirements

    All students enrolling in College of Health and Medicine programs which include a professional experience placement component, laboratory and/or field activity are required to establish and maintain their capacity to practice safely via Safety in Practice Requirements documentation.

    Applicants with higher education study
    and/or
    Applicants with work and life experience
    This course does not accept applications based on work or life experience as a substitute for AHPRA registration as a Psychologist.

    Prerequisites
    Current registration as a General Psychologist or other Area of Practice Endorsement as a Psychologist with AHPRA AND
    Minimum 2B Honours from an Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) Accredited Institution

    Additional Information
    International students need to meet minimum English Language Requirements as determined by the Psychology Board of Australia.

    Applications for credit can be made in your course application. Find out more information about how to apply for a credit transfer/advanced standing at Recognition of Prior Learning.

    Talk to us on 1300 363 864 or enquire online about your credit transfer.

    This course does not currently articulate with any other course.

    Fees & scholarships

    Domestic students

    Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. Full fee paying domestic students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

    Detailed tuition fee information for domestic students is available at Scholarships, fees and costs, including additional information in relation to a compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

    Domestic students enrolled in certain postgraduate coursework programs may not be eligible for student payments through Youth Allowance and Austudy. Visit the Department of Social Services website to find out more about eligibility for Centrelink support and the list of eligible courses

    International students

    International students should refer to the International Students course fees page to get an indicative course cost.

    Scholarships

    For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

    How can we help?

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    1300 363 864
    International
    +61 3 6226 6200
    Email
    Course.Info@utas.edu.au
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