Master of Psychology (Clinical Neuropsychology)

2 years full-time, Parkville — Domestic and International students. CRICOS code: 009681G

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Master of Psychology (Clinical Neuropsychology)

What are the 2018 course dates?

The new 2018 intake will commence on Monday 22 January (Summer intake) with a compulsory student orientation day. 2018 classes for new students will commence on Tuesday 23 January.

What is the 2018 application closing date?

Monday 16 October 2017.

How do I apply?

Click here and enter your selected course as indicated below:

  •          Course Code: 527CN
  •          Course Name: Master of Psychology (Clinical Neuropsychology)
  •          Study Period: Summer Intake

What do I do if I do not have my final 2017 results by Monday 16 October?

Apply by Monday 16 October and once your final 2017 results are available, email your official results transcript to Monday 4 December. Applicants who are completing their studies at the University of Melbourne are not required to submit their final results as these will be obtained internally.

The online application refers to ‘Additional Requirements for Master of Psychology’. What are these?

Referee reports

Applicants are responsible for asking three referees to complete referee reports which are to be submitted online as indicated here

by Monday 16 October. At least one referee report must be completed by an academic staff member. The second and third referee reports may be completed by academic staff members or by registered clinicians.

Australian Psychological Society (APS) assessment

Applicants (including local and international applicants) who have obtained their qualifications outside of Australia must provide confirmation of completion of an Australian Psychological Accreditation Council (APAC) accredited four year undergraduate sequence in Psychology as indicated at

This must be emailed to soon as possible and no later than 11 December 2017.

Interviews and application outcome advice

Following application, shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an interview from late-November to early December. All applicants will be advised of the outcome of their application as soon as possible in December.

More information

  • Non-Australian qualifications are required to have an APS comparability assessment (typically $700) which must be completed in advance of qualification being submitted. Note this can take up to three months 
  • English language test of academic IELTS 7.0 or equivalent required which should be made available as part of the application
  • Police check, working with children check. International students should apply for these from where they have resided for the past 12 months. If unavailable, these can be completed upon enrolment however please note that an unsuccessful check will result in not being permitted to take a placement and therefore inability to graduate from the program
  • There are currently no University of Melbourne sources of funding for international students
  • More advice for International Students should be sought through the Future Students: International Students website

Frequently asked questions

Advanced Standing

In line with the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) Standards 5.1.9 – 5.1.11 students will only be given credit if:

  • Coursework is strictly equivalent to the coursework in the profession training program;
  • In the case of prior studies at an Australian institute, coursework for which credit is granted must have been successfully completed in an APAC accredited course within a 10 year period;
  • Credit will not be awarded for any previous research experience, including research higher degree;
  • Credit will not be granted for previous employment experience (prior to entry into the APAC accredited professional course);
  • Credit will only be granted for prior coursework up to a maximum of 50% of the total 87.5 credit points of coursework undertaken in the professional programs (an amendment to 3.1(c) of the MPF1037 policy); and
  • Students can only be given credit for placement experience completed as part of their current employment if it is of direct relevant to the course, if the work would ordinarily be undertaken by a qualified psychologist, and if supervision is arranged to fulfil all of the usual requirements of placements which are part of the professional training program. Any such experience must not amount to more than one placement component and it must not constitute more than 30% of the total placement requirements of the course.

Supporting documents for your application

Before commencing postgraduate psychology studies there are a number of statutory requirements all successful applicants must meet:

  • AHPRA registration
  • Student consent police check
  • Police check
  • Student consent working with children check
  • Working With Childen Check - forms are available from the post office. The WWCC lasts for five years and does not need to be renewed each year.
  • Immunisation declaration

All paperwork must be completed by successful applicants in order to commence the program of study. Failure to do so will result in the applicant being excluded from all components of the program (coursework and practical placement components).

Please refer to Student Placements for additional information and forms: 

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