What will I learn?

The Master of Professional Psychology (MProfPsych) is a fifth-year program in psychology, open to graduates of an accredited fourth-year psychology program.

The MProfPsych program is designed to provide graduates in psychology an additional year of full-time education in the professional practice of psychology. This year is sufficient to prepare graduates for a final year of supervised practice prior to general registration as a Psychologist.

The MProfPsych program provides students with an opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and skills in the 8 core capabilities and attributes as required to practise psychology. This program includes two (2) supervised clinical practicums to enhance the student’s theoretical knowledge with professional and ‘real world’ skill development. This program offers students an alternative ‘5 + 1’ model to register as a Provisional Psychologist through this supervised practice pathway.

Career paths

This program allows students to become registered as Probationary Psychologists, and prepares graduates for general registration as a Psychologist once they have completed one year of supervised practice.

International students on a student visa should be aware that the duration of the student visa will not extend to the one year of supervised practice required for registration. International students intending to complete the supervised practice will need to ensure that they attain an appropriate visa. All students, domestic and international, intending to complete the supervised practice will be fully responsible for finding the supervised employment which will allow them to complete registration requirements.

Students with a Student Visa will need to complete the program in minimum duration, study at least one subject on-campus each semester and must not undertake more than 33% of the program online.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Health Sciences



Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$27,096.00 (US$ 18,848) per year
Unit Fee: AUD $3,387
Start date

15 February 2021


Melbourne Campus

The Mary Glowrey Building,

115 Victoria Parade,



3065, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must hold the equivalent of an Australian bachelor degree from a recognised university or institution with a pass average. Individual courses may also have additional specific requirements. English language proficiency: Overall IELTS score of 6.5 (with an individual score of 6.0 for all tests); Pearson Test of English (PTE): 61 with a minimum of 50 in all four communicative skills; Test of English as a Foreign Language - Academic (TOEFL): Internet based total of 90: minimum 25 writing; ACU English Language Test: B (65-74%); Cambridge Advanced English (CAE): Overall CAE of 176 (Minimum individual score of 169 in all tests).

For international students

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed the following prerequisites:

a Bachelor degree with Honours in an accredited Psychology course with a minimum of Honours II B;
a Bachelor degree with accredited 4th-year equivalent major study in Psychology (with performance deemed of the same level as Honours II B);

demonstrated suitability to undertake the course as evidenced by satisfactory:

academic referee report;
professional referee report; AND
for short-listed candidates, interview with the selection committee.

be eligible for provisional registration as a psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia.

Overall academic IELTS score of 7.0 (with minimum scores of 7.0 in all tests); or
TOEFL score of Internet based total of 100: minimum 25 writing, speaking, reading and listening; or
Pearson Test of English (PTE): 65 with a minimum of 65 in all four communicative skills

Application deadline: 30 November.

Find your nearest IELTS test centre and test dates

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