MC002 - Master of Clinical Psychology

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Plan: MC002 - Master of Psychology
Campus: Bundoora Campus

Overview

Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Master of Psychology
Award abbreviation: MPsych
Total credit points: 192
Career: PGRD
Duration: 2 years full time or 4 years part time
Location: Bundoora Campus
Owning school: Health and Biomedical Sciences (173H)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/about/our-education/academic-schools/health-and-biomedical-sciences/
ASCED code: 090701
CRICOS code: 037955K

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Purpose of the Program

The program is designed to provide the necessary training to prepare graduates for work as clinical psychologists. The program is oriented towards cognitive–behavioral psychology and graduates are trained and expected to work according to the scientist–professional model.

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Articulation and pathways

This program is open to you if you have completed an approved APAC fourth year psychology program (e.g., BH000, GD004) at a H2A (75% or greater) standard, have a high competency in English, and have satisfactorily passed a clinical interview. If you are applying from another University with similar qualifications you are able to apply.

Satisfactory completion of this program enables you to apply for entry into a PhD program. Alternatively, following satisfactory completion of this program, you can apply for full membership of the APS and registration as a psychologist in Australia. Following a further two years of specialist supervised practice graduates are eligible for full membership of APS specialist Colleges.

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Entrance requirements

To be eligible for entry into the Master of Psychology program, applicants must have completed an APAC approved fourth year of study in psychology (Honours or Graduate Diploma in Psychology) at a Second Class Upper Honours level (H2A or 75% level) or higher.

Applicants must also have demonstrated a high level of English language proficiency (e.g., equivalent to a minimum score of eight (8.0) in each of the four components (Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examination); and arranged for the submission of two confidential referees reports. Applicants must also satisfactorily complete a formal admissions interview. 

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External accreditation and industry links

The Master of Psychology is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC). APAC is an independent quality and standards organisation, responsible for accrediting education providers and programs of study for the psychology profession. Successful completion of this program allows graduates to obtain full registration with Australian Health Practitioners Registration Authority's (AHPRA) Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA) as a Psychologist. After the appropriate period of specialist supervision graduates are eligible to apply for endorsement as a clinical psychologist with AHPRA and membership of professional organisations (e.g., Australian Psychological Society, Australian Clinical Psychologists Association).

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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

Library resources and services

As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University you can access the extensive services, facilities and study space provided by the Library. You can access books, journals and other course related materials, such as DVDs, past exams, newspapers and e-books. Through our document delivery service you can also request items from any library in the world.

Computers for study are available at every Library site, where you can access the Internet, myRMIT (www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit) or Library e-resources. If you have a laptop you can access the RMIT University wireless network in the Library.

Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments or you can work through web-based tutorials or use our online Ask a Librarian service.

The Library is continually expanding our electronic collections to make it easier for you to get the information you need when you need it. All RMIT University students have unlimited access to quality electronic resources such as, e-books, e-journals and newspapers.

You can find more information on Library resources and services at: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library.

Online learning tools and content

You can access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses at myRMIT: www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit.

Services available to you as a student at RMIT University

RMIT University provides a wide range of resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals.

Services are available face to face and online assisting with:

  • transition to tertiary study and learning
  • study skills, academic skills including literacy, mathematics and basic sciences if relevant
  • enabling assistance if you have a disability, long term medical condition or other form of disadvantage which may impact on your learning
  • career development and employment
  • living and wellbeing (including advice on health, housing and financial matters)
  • opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad
  • opportunities for participating in arts, sport, recreation, fitness activities as well as student activism and university governance

We also offer a friendly and supportive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

You can find more information at: www.rmit.edu.au/students.

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