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What will I learn?

This degree will prepare you for a career as a clinical psychologist. You will learn how to make decisions with regard to psychological assessments, case conceptualisations, interventions, research methodologies, organisational and systemic issues in mental health program development, and ethical professional practice.

The program has been designed to meet the requirements for eligibility for full registration with the Psychology Board of Australia and entry to the Registrar program for the area of practice endorsement in clinical psychology. Completion of the degree also meets the requirements for associate membership of the Australian Psychological Society's College of Clinical Psychologists.

Provisional Registration as a Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia

It is a requirement that students enrolled in this program have and maintain either provisional or full registration as a Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia via the Australian Health Practitioner Registration Agency (AHPRA) for the duration of the program.

My career opportunities

You will be prepared for work in organisations such as Queensland Health and in child and youth mental health services, education services, corrections, health psychology and general practitioner practices. In addition the training in clinical psychology also prepares graduates for entering private practice.

You may seek to further your qualifications by enrolling in a higher degree by research in order to follow a research-related career path.

Pathways to further study

The Master of Clinical Psychology can articulate to the Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology (6003).

ATTENDANCE INFORMATION

The first year of the Master of Clinical Psychology is only offered full-time on-campus at both the Mt Gravatt and the Gold Coast campuses. This postgraduate clinical training program requires students to be available for components of the program across the full calendar year. A total of four weeks recreation leave is factored into the calendar year at specific times. The second year of the program may (with approval of the Program Director) be completed on a part-time basis. Students enrolling in the Master of Clinical Psychology are required to complete coursework, placement and a research component.

Coursework: You are required to attend approximately 12-15 hours of scheduled classes per week. Some of the classes are offered in full day workshop mode and others are scheduled on a weekly basis. Some classes are also scheduled prior to the start of Trimester 1. Classes may be delivered at the Gold Coast, Mt Gravatt or Logan campuses and students are required to attend the classes at the campus where they are delivered. All classes, seminars and workshops are compulsory.

Placement: During both Year 1 and Year 2, you are required to undertake clinical placements / internships / externships which require up to three days attendance at a specific location. Some placements may be outside of the Brisbane/Gold Coast area (for example, Northern New South Wales). Each placement must be completed within a maximum of 12 months.

Research component: During your enrolment in the research component of this program, it is expected that you will be able to work independently for most of the time. The requirement for on-campus attendance is relatively flexible. However, you will be required to meet regularly with your supervisor and it is recommended that you discuss the on-campus attendance requirements with your supervisor at the start of the research component.

Which department am I in?

Griffith Health

CRICOS

019491J

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$31,000.00 (16,86,616) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

31 January 2023

More details

Start date

6 March 2023

Venue

Griffith University

Gold Coast Campus,

Parklands Drive,

SOUTHPORT,

Queensland,

4215, GOLD COAST, Australia

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$31,000.00 (16,86,616) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

31 January 2023

More details

Start date

6 March 2023

Venue

Mount Gravatt Campus

176 Messines Ridge Road,

MOUNT GRAVATT,

Queensland,

4122, BRISBANE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

For standard entry into most master degrees, you must hold a bachelor degree or higher (or equivalent) from a recognised university. ENGLISH LANGUAGE TESTS: We accept the following English tests for standard entry into undergraduate, postgraduate and research programs. IELTS: minimum score of 6.5, with no sub score less than 6.0 or TOEFL: a minimum score of 575 or Internet-based (IBT) TOEFL: a score of 79 (no sub-score less than 19) or Pearson Test of English (Academic): an overall score of 58 with no score less than 50.

For international students

All applicants are required to demonstrate their capability for training in Clinical Psychology as follows:

Academic Achievement/Intellectual Ability: Applicants must have completed a program in Psychology extending over four years and accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC). Preference is given to applicants who have completed an Honours degree in Psychology which involves an individual research project awarded at the level of a First or Second Class Division A. It is highly desirable that applicants will have completed courses or units that are relevant to Clinical Psychology (for example, Abnormal Psychology, Counselling Psychology or Heath Psychology). The Grade Point Average in the undergraduate degree, fourth year and relevant courses will be taken into account.

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a country other than Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, United Kingdom, the United States of America or South Africa or undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for admission to this program are as follows: A minimum overall band score of 7.0 on IELTS (Academic) with a minimum of 7.0 in each sub-score; OR the OET with a minimum score of B in each of the four components (listening, reading, writing and speaking); OR an internet-based (iBT) TOEFL score of 94 (minimum score of 24 for listening and reading, 27 for writing and 23 for speaking); OR a minimum overall score of 65 in the Pearson Test of English (Academic) with no score less than 65; OR successful completion of at least two years of secondary education and your entire tertiary studies in psychology taught and assessed solely in English from a recognised country.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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