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Key to the tables

P Prerequisite: Course(s) you must complete to a defined standard (or have waived) before your enrolment in another course is confirmed.

C Corequisite: Course(s) that must be completed in the same semester as another course, unless already passed or waived.

R Restriction: Similar courses, that cannot both be credited to the same qualification.

The Degree of Master of Clinical Psychology

Qualification Regulations

Part I

These regulations are to be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Postgraduate Certificates.

Part II


1. Admission to the degree of Master of Clinical Psychology requires that the candidate will:

(a) have met the University admission requirements as specified; and

(b) have been awarded or qualified for a Master’s degree with First Class or Second Class Division I Honours in Psychology with at least 90 credits of research or the equivalent or a PhD in Psychology; and

(c) have been selected following a selection process which will include a written application, selection panel interview, and consideration of prior professional experience (if any), a personal statement of intent and career goals, and letters of recommendation from relevant professionals familiar with the candidate’s academic and practical work; and

(d) on the basis of 1(c), have satisfied the Academic Board, or their delegate, that they have sufficient personal qualities, ethical standards, and professional potential, and are suitable to undertake a professional programme of study which satisfies the eligibility requirements to practice as a Registered Psychologist in accordance with the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act of 2003, or as amended; and

(e) have completed the following courses, or their equivalents, obtaining at least a B+ average within the previous three years: 175781 Understanding Mental Distress; 175782 Clinical Psychology Assessment and 175783 Clinical Psychology Interventions.

Qualification Requirements

2. Candidates for the degree of Master of Clinical Psychology shall follow a parts-based course of study, which shall consist of courses totalling at least 240 credits, comprising:

(a) completion of Part One and Part Two as detailed in the Schedule for the Qualification;

(b) attending training activities as required.


3. The Master of Clinical Psychology is awarded without a subject.

Academic Requirements

4. Candidates must achieve specified performance standards in the academic courses, the clinical practicum courses, the internship, and research case studies.

Student Progression

5. For progression from Part One to Part Two, candidates must pass all of the Part One courses.

6. The Master of Clinical Psychology is awarded without a class of honours.

Completion Requirements

7. The Academic Board or their delegate shall determine the minimum period of enrolment, normally two years (24 months), and conditions of studentship for each candidate.

8. A candidate’s course of study may not exceed three years (36 months) from date of first enrolment in a course to be credited to the Master of Clinical Psychology unless, under exceptional circumstances, a programme of up to four years (48 months) is approved by the Academic Board or their delegate.

9. Candidates may be graduated when they meet the Admission, Qualification and Academic requirements within the prescribed timeframes.

Academic Progress

10. For candidates enrolled in the Master of Clinical Psychology the following will lead to exclusion from the qualification:

(a) failure to complete any Part One course in two successive attempts;

(b) failure to complete the Clinical Psychology Internship in two successive attempts.

Schedule for the Master of Clinical Psychology

Part One (120 credits from)

175811 Clinical Assessment Skills 30 credits
C 175812, 175813

175812 Clinical Intervention Skills 30 credits
C 175811 and 175813 R 175936

175813 Clinical Psychology Practica 60 credits
C 175811 and 175812

Part Two (120 credits from)

175814 Clinical Psychology Internship 120 credits