Master of Professional Psychology (M7Q)

Overview  2022

Entry Requirements

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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

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
The Master of Professional Psychology is the fifth year of a 5+1 internship program comprising coursework, research training and practical placements. The course provides preparation for progression to a one-year Psychology Board of Australia approved internship program through the development of professional skills, in tandem with theoretical and empirical knowledge, in line with the scientist-practitioner model. Research training, including the ability to critically assess and apply research findings to inform evidence-based professional practice, is also provided.

On successful completion of the Master of Professional Psychology, graduates will be eligible to undertake a sixth year (the +1 year) of practical training. The one-year supervised practice internship, which leads to general registration as a psychologist, is available through two options: Graduate Diploma of Professional Psychology Practice or can be arranged and developed independently, with approval by the Psychology Board of Australia.

Please note:  Applications have closed to study the Master of Professional Psychology degree in 2022.

  • 1 Integrate methods, principles and ethics in psychology to inform professional practice at an individual, discipline and interdisciplinary level.
  • 2 Formulate culturally sensitive psychological assessment, diagnoses and evidence-based treatment for common psychological presentations across the life span.
  • 3 Evaluate research and integrate this with National Practice Standards for the Mental Health Workforce to inform evidence-based professional practice.
  • Career outcomes

    Graduates who subsequently successfully complete a one-year Psychology Board of Australia approved internship program will be eligible for general registration as a psychologist in Australia.

    This course is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC).


    Graduates are eligible to commence the “+1” internship year of the 5+1 training pathway upon completion of this degree.

    Course structure

    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
    HobartSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 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
    HobartSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 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
    HobartSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 1

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

    This unit will introduce students the foundational psychological assessment, case formulation, intervention skills, and professional practice requirements of psychologists with general registration, via simulated work environments. The unit will incorporate a range of learning experiences including role plays, individual and…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 1

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

    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
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonSemester 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
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonSemester 2

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

    This unit is designed to provide students with a grounding in research relevant to psychological practice contexts. Specifically, this unit will provide students with the skills to read, interpret and evaluate relevant literature, and then implement that information into their…

    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 professional psychology practice. This placement will promote a scientist-practitioner model of the professional psychologist with opportunities to develop competencies and increased independence in psychological assessment and intervention with common psychological presentations across the lifespan.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonSemester 2

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

    Entry requirements

    Applications for the Master of Professional Psychology program are only accepted from those applicants who are eligible for registration with the Psychology Board of Australia as a provisional psychologist. The academic requirements for this registration is completion of a four year Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) accredited sequence in psychology within the last 10 years, and attainment of either a minimum of a Second Class Honours (2B) degree or a Distinction minimum average across their psychology subjects in years 3 and 4 of their APAC accredited undergraduate training. 
    Applicants must: Submit certified academic transcripts and graduation certificate confirming the completion of a 4-Year accredited sequence of study in Psychology which has been accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) https://www.psychologycouncil.org.au/ · Submit an Australian Psychological Society (APS) letter of confirmation stating that your study program is equivalent to a 4-Year APAC accredited sequence of study in Psychology if they did not complete a 4-year accredited sequence · Submit evidence they achieved a minimum of a Second Class Honours (2B) Award or above. This will require an explicit letter or statement from the University if the grade is not stated on the transcript 
    All short-listed applicants will be required to attend an interview in mid-late November. 
    A minimum of one (1) academic plus two (2) professional references to be submitted directly by your referees to the National Online Referee System at www.psychologyreference.org. Note that applications will not proceed without relevant referee reports. 
    English Language: IELTS Academic minimum score of 7 overall and 7 in each individual band. The IELTS test results must be less than two years old at the expected course commencement date. Conditional offers cannot be made, evidence of meeting English Language requirements must be provided before applications will be assessed by the School of Psychological Sciences. 
    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.


    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
    Additional Information
    ( ie Professional body requirements)
    International students need to meet minimum English Language Requirements as determined by the Psychology Board of Australia

    Graduates from this course may choose to apply for entry into the following courses: Graduate Diploma of Professional Psychology Practice Master of Clinical Psychology (Advanced Entry)

    Fees & scholarships

    Domestic students

    Options for this course

    Cost shouldn’t get in the way of you studying.

    If you’re a domestic postgraduate student, you might be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place in this course. This means your fees will be subsidised by the Australian Government. You’ll only need to pay the student contribution amount for each unit you study within the course.

    You may also be able to defer payment of the student contribution amount by accessing a HECS-HELP loan from the Government. If eligible, you’ll only have to pay your tuition fees once you start earning above a specific amount.

    Further information is available at Scholarships, fees and costs.

    Student contribution

    Student contribution amounts are charged for each unit of study. This means that how much you’ll pay will depend on which units you choose. Find out more about student contribution amounts.

    An important note on Youth Allowance and Austudy

    The Department of Social Services has approved some accredited and professionally-oriented Master courses for student payments through Youth Allowance or Austudy. This means if you enrol in one of these courses, you may be eligible for student payments. However, please be aware that this is not the case for all Master courses. Please visit our Scholarships, Fees and Costs website for further information.

    Further information

    Detailed fee information for domestic students is available at Scholarships, fees and costs, including additional information in relation to the 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): $ 34,950 AUD *.

    Course cost based on a rate of $34,950 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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