Master of Psychology (Clinical) (M7L)

Overview  2022

Entry Requirements

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Duration

Minimum 2 Years, up to a maximum of 5 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

Commonwealth Supported places available

Entry Requirements

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Duration

Minimum 2 Years
Entry requirements

Location

Hobart
Semester 1
Please note: The closing time and date for the receipt of applications for admission to the Master of Psychology (Clinical) in 2022 is 11.59pm on 30 September 2021 (AEDT). Incomplete and late applications will not be considered.

The Master of Psychology (Clinical) course is a HECS-based course offered on the Hobart campus on a full or part-time basis.

The degree is a professional training program in psychology which will prepare you for professional work as a psychologist by developing professional knowledge and skills, along with advanced theoretical and empirical knowledge, in line with the scientist-practitioner model.

The Master of Psychology (Clinical) degree course prepares students for professional work as psychologists through the development of advanced professional skills, in tandem with theoretical and empirical knowledge, in line with the scientist-practitioner model.

Career outcomes

Professional Recognition

Master of Psychology (Clinical) graduates who have undertaken studies in the clinical stream meet the academic requirements for general registration as a psychologist, membership of the Australian Psychological Society and, following two years of supervised professional experience, membership of the Australian Psychological Society College of Clinical Psychologists.

The Master of Psychology (Clinical) degree is accredited without conditions by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC).

Course structure

Clinical Psychology Course Schedule

Semester 1

This unit introduces students to the key diagnostic frameworks and assessment methods for common mental health presentations. Students are also introduced to cognitive assessment and oriented to risk assessment and safety planning. Consideration is also given to cultural and developmental…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
HobartSemester 1

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

This unit considers common professional and ethical issues in psychological practice. Students are introduced to key ethical codes, guidelines, standards and legislation relevant to psychology practice. Ethical decision-making models will be applied to real-world case examples to assist students in…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
HobartSemester 1

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

This unit will introduce students to cognitive behavioural therapy and the basic therapeutic techniques necessary to undertake their first placement. The therapeutic techniques will include cognitive interventions, behavioural interventions, emotional and physical focused techniques.Where appropriate, sessions will be supplemented with…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
HobartSemester 1

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

This unit is designed to provide students with a grounding in research within a clinical context. Specifically, the aim of this unit is to provide students with the skills to read, and interpret clinically relevant literature, and then be able…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
HobartSemester 1

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

Semester 2

This unit expands on student’s prior learning of assessment and differential diagnosis with a key focus on the principles of selecting of evidence-based assessment tools. This unit will support students to provide client centred assessment feedback with regard to relevant…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2
HobartSemester 2

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

This placement will involve engaging in clinical psychological practice with clients presenting from the community with a range of psychological and neuro-developmental concerns. Students will work at the University Psychology Clinic to provide clinical psychological assessment, diagnosis and intervention to…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

This unit introduces students to the practice of self-reflection. This will involve application of psychological intervention skills to the self and others. Content will address key theoretical models and evidence-based treatments for specific adult psychological presentations/disorders, and classroom discussion and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2
HobartSemester 2

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

In this unit students will develop skills in developing and justifying a clinically relevant research topic by reviewing literature relevant to their research thesis, including completion and submission of an ethics protocol and/or synthesis protocol.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2
HobartSemester 2

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

Semester1

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: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

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

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

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

In this unit you will develop skills in clinical psychology research by completing data collection and analysis of your own sample relevant to your research thesis.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

Semester 2

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: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

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

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

In this unit, students will synthesise skills pertaining to the development, implementation and evaluation of clinical research, culminating in the submission of an empirical research thesis suitable for publication in a peer-reviewed journal.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

Entry requirements

Please note: The closing time and date for the receipt of applications for admission to the Master of Psychology (Clinical) in 2022 is 11.59pm on 30 September 2021. Incomplete and late applications will not be considered.

Further information regarding applying for the Master of Psychology (Clinical) degree can be found in the 2022 Postgraduate Psychology FAQs.

Applications for the Master of Psychology (Clinical) program are only accepted from those applicants:

  1. who have completed, or will complete, a four year Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) accredited sequence in psychology within the last 10 years, and
  2. who have attained a minimum entrance requirement of an Upper Second Class Honours (2A) psychology degree or equivalent, and
  3. who are eligible for registration with the Psychology Board of Australia as a provisional psychologist

Please note the following:

Those applicants who have not completed a four year APAC- accredited sequence in psychology, must have their qualifications assessed by the Australian Psychological Society (APS), and provide the resulting assessment report from the APS with their application. For information on how to do this and the fees associated with this service refer to the APS.  The assessment report must state that the applicant's qualifications are comparable to a four year APAC- accredited sequence in psychology. Applicants must also provide a letter from their University indicating that their fourth year qualification is equivalent to an upper second class Honours degree.

Students who have completed a three year plus a fourth year APAC-accredited sequence without Honours grading need to provide a letter from their University indicating that their fourth year qualification is equivalent to an upper second class Honours degree.

Applicants should note that meeting minimum entrance requirements does not guarantee entry to the program. Each year the number of applicants greatly exceeds the number of available places.  A competitive entry process is followed.  Applications need to be submitted on-line through the University of Tasmania Admissions website by the end of September.  All applicants must satisfy the Division of Psychology 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 an accredited postgraduate psychology program in Australia you will need to obtain Provisional Registration from the Psychology Board of Australia in order to commence the degree.  The minimum educational requirement for Provisional Registration in Australia is an accredited four year sequence of study.  Please be aware that Provisional Registration for Psychologists will require successful applicants to disclose the following:

  • Any criminal history (both National and International where applicable)
  • Any impairment that is likely to detrimentally affect your capacity to practise as a psychologist
  • If your registration in any profession is currently suspended or has been cancelled in Australia or overseas

Professional Experience Placement Requirements

SAFETY IN PRACTICE COMPLIANCE

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.

Admission to most postgraduate coursework courses at the University of Tasmania require qualifications equivalent to an Australian bachelor degree. Applicants must achieve the required grade in their qualifying studies, meet any prerequisite subjects, and meet English language requirements to be eligible for an offer.

English Language Requirements

Evidence of an approved English language test completed within the last 2 years must be provided. See the English Language Requirements page for more information.

Course Specific Requirements

Please note: The closing time and date for the receipt of applications for admission to the Master of Psychology (Clinical) in 2022 is 11.59pm on 30 September 2021. Incomplete and late applications will not be considered.

Further information regarding applying for the Master of Psychology (Clinical) degree can be found in the 2022 Postgraduate Psychology FAQs.

Applications for the Master of Psychology (Clinical) program are only accepted from those applicants:

  1. who have completed, or will complete, a four year Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) accredited sequence in psychology within the last 10 years, and
  2. who have attained a minimum entrance requirement of an Upper Second Class Honours (2A) psychology degree or equivalent, and
  3. who are eligible for registration with the Psychology Board of Australia as a provisional psychologist

Please note the following:

Those applicants who have not completed a four year APAC- accredited sequence in psychology, must have their qualifications assessed by the Australian Psychological Society (APS), and provide the resulting assessment report from the APS with their application. For information on how to do this and the fees associated with this service refer to the APS.  The assessment report must state that the applicant's qualifications are comparable to a four year APAC- accredited sequence in psychology. Applicants must also provide a letter from their University indicating that their fourth year qualification is equivalent to an upper second class Honours degree.

Students who have completed a three year plus a fourth year APAC-accredited sequence without Honours grading need to provide a letter from their University indicating that their fourth year qualification is equivalent to an upper second class Honours degree.

Applicants should note that meeting minimum entrance requirements does not guarantee entry to the program. Each year the number of applicants greatly exceeds the number of available places.  A competitive entry process is followed.  Applications need to be submitted on-line through the University of Tasmania Admissions website by the end of September.  All applicants must satisfy the Division of Psychology 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 an accredited postgraduate psychology program in Australia you will need to obtain Provisional Registration from the Psychology Board of Australia in order to commence the degree.  The minimum educational requirement for Provisional Registration in Australia is an accredited four year sequence of study.  Please be aware that Provisional Registration for Psychologists will require successful applicants to disclose the following:

  • Any criminal history (both National and International where applicable)
  • Any impairment that is likely to detrimentally affect your capacity to practise as a psychologist
  • If your registration in any profession is currently suspended or has been cancelled in Australia or overseas

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.

Professional Experience Placement Requirements

SAFETY IN PRACTICE COMPLIANCE

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.

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 the Domestic Student Fees website, 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

2022 Total Course Fee (international students): $ 77,228 AUD *.

Course cost based on a rate of $37,950 AUD per standard, full-time year of study (100 credit points).

* Please note that this is an indicative fee only.

International students

International students are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the annual rate. International students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Scholarships

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

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