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University of South Australia Psychology School (graduate entry)

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Award Title:Master of Psychology (Clinical)
Length of Program:2 years full time
Prerequisites:Completion of an Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) accredited 4 year sequence of study in psychology
Application Dates:Applicants are advised to apply 9 months in advance
Annual Tuition Fees:Contact KOM Consultants for latest tuition fees 1-877-318-8203
Faculty:School of Psychology, Social Work and Social Policy

University of South Australia Psychology School Overview

The Master of Psychology (Clinical) at UniSA has been developed to provide professional education and supervised practice in the area of clinical psychology. The program, which is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council, has a strong practical focus and includes supervised placement experience with regular feedback. Four placement components throughout the duration of the program provide excellent networking and mentoring opportunities leading to a very high level of employment for graduates.

The program will develop skills in:

  • psychological assessment
  • providing evidence-based psychological interventions
  • counselling
  • professional and ethical practice of clinical psychology
  • understanding of best practice in clinical psychology
  • critically evaluating research in clinical psychology

Entry Requirements

Students are required to be minimally registered as a Provisional Psychologist, prior to entry into the program. For information on provisional registration please refer to the Psychology Board of Australia website. Students will also be required to have a National Police Check Clearance and to have completed Child Safety Environment Training within the last 3 years.

Completion of a four year qualification in psychology, normally an honours degree, accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council, within the last 10 years, with an upper second class Honours (2A) or equivalent overall mark, is a necessary condition of entry. Relevant prior professional experience and acquired skills will also be considered in the selection process through written application, references and an interview.

Under the Australian National Law, students must obtain provisional registration as a psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia before they commence their program of study, and for the duration of the program. In the event that the Registration Board refuses an application for provisional registration, the offer of candidature in the program will be rescinded – it is not possible to complete the program without holding provisional registration as a psychologist.

Career Opportunities

Clinical psychologists have specialist training in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of major mental illnesses and psychological problems.

Professional Recognition in Canada

This program is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council. On completion of the program graduates will have met the academic requirements for membership of the Australian Psychological Society and Associate Membership of the College of Clinical Psychologists within that Society. Graduates of the program are eligible for registration as psychologists with the Psychology Board of Australia.

Canadian psychology license are regulated by each province, so graduates applying to licensing in Canada will be required to contact each province’s licensing body you want to practice in. For a list of provincial licensing websites visit http://www.cpa.ca/accreditation/PTlicensingrequirements/.

KOM Consultants understands the process and requirements needed to enter the profession in Canada. Contact KOM Consultants for more information.

All students applying directly through KOM will be supported with the latest information on the accreditation process.

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