200 credit points
2 years full-time / part-time unavailable
Admission into the professional Masters programs is via competitive selection.
Eligible applicants for the Professional Training programs must have successfully completed a four year, or three year plus a fourth year, APAC accredited sequence in psychology (or equivalent) in the last 10 years, and be eligible for registration with the Psychology Board of Australia as a conditional/provisional psychologist. An exception may be made for currently registered psychologists who can demonstrate current compliance with Registration Board continuing professional development requirements seeking to gain a professional postgraduate qualification.
In order to be considered for entry, applicants must:
- Have completed an APAC accredited four-year undergraduate sequence in psychology, namely a three-year major in psychology as part of an undergraduate degree plus a fourth year Honours specialisation in psychology, with a weighted average mark of at least H2A (75%) or equivalent in the last 10 years
- Be eligible for registration as a provisional psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia
- Satisfy English language requirements (see information for international students below)
- Provide a personal statement of no more than 500 words
- Nominate three references using the online forms above
- Complete a selection interview (short-listed applicants only)
Applicants are first ranked according to a weighted average of their academic performance in third- and fourth-year Psychology subjects (third-year accounts for a third of the weighted score). Results from universities other than the University of Melbourne are adjusted to align them with the University of Melbourne grading scale where H1 (First Class Honours) = 80%.
The minimum eligibilty requirement for application is a weighted grade average equivalent to a Melbourne H2A (ie 75%). Applicants with a grade average of less than 75% will not be considered.
Highly ranked applicants are shortlisted for an interview, which is designed to assess applicants' suitability for clinical training. Usually twice as many interviews are offered as we have available places.
In recent years the cut-off score for shortlisting for interview in both Clinical and Neuropsychology programs has been equivalent to a University of Melbourne grade of 80%. This cut-off is variable, depending on the number of available places, the number of applications received and the academic performance of the applicant cohort.
At the interview, factors such as work or voluntary experience, additional relevant study, publications, etc. may be taken into consideration.