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The Master of Psychology offers you the necessary training to become a professional psychologist.
It is oriented towards cognitive-behavioural psychology and you'll be trained and expected to work according to the scientist-professional model. RMIT provides training in clinical psychology.
International student visa holders can only study full-time.
You’ll experience a range of learning environments - lectures, individual and group work. Lectures are used extensively in the program to communicate knowledge and guide student learning.
A large proportion of time is spent under supervision in the on-campus psychology clinic treating clients presenting with a variety of psychological, educational and developmental problems.
In addition, you’ll be required to undertake two practicum placements off campus in supervised psychological practice. minimum of 40 days and 60 days, respectively) in agencies like hospitals, clinics and other health facilities.
Casework courses and field placements comprise a minimum of 132 days of practicum experience. You'll also do a supervised research thesis.
RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice.
Clinical psychologists are specialists in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of psychological problems and mental illness.
You'll work in:
- private practices
- general medical practices
- community health centres
- mental health services.
Professional recognition and accreditation
This program is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC).
On completion of the program you'll be eligible for membership of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and associate membership of the APS College of Clinical Psychologists.
On completion of the program you'll also be eligible to apply for registration with the Psychology Board of Australia. Registration will allow you to practice in any Australian state or territory. Specialist endorsement as a clinical psychologist is possible after 2 years of supervised practice.
Program and course information
Healing the mind
Undertake research and gain practical industry experience to become eligible for registration as a clinical psychologist.