Sorry, this program is not available for local students.
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Sorry, this program is not available for international students intending to study on a student visa.
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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 and has research expertise in the areas of clinical and health psychology, behavioural neuroscience, lifespan developmental psychology, and cross-cultural psychology. New areas of research include chronic disease and the ageing population.
Main areas of focus include:
- psychobiology of cognition
- stress, fear and anxiety
- wellbeing and resilience
- development across the lifespan
- innovations in clinical interventions
- mental health
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 Health Sciences Clinic treating clients presenting with a variety of psychological, educational and developmental problems.
RMIT’s clinical psychology service offers high-quality support for children, adolescents and adults. It allows postgraduate students, registered as provisional psychologists, the opportunity to treat the general public under the supervision of senior clinical staff, all of whom are registered practitioners.
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 such as 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.
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 AHPRA (Psychology). Registration will allow you to practise in any Australian state or territory. Specialist endorsement as a clinical psychologist is possible after two years of supervised practice following completion of the Master of Clinical Psychology.
Program and course information
Healing the mind
Undertake research and gain practical industry experience to become eligible for registration as a clinical psychologist.