MC-PSYCH v.1 Master of Psychology
Course CRICOS Code: 006113J
Registered full-time Duration: 2 Years
Master Degrees (Coursework) prepare students to apply advanced knowledge for professional practice, scholarship and further learning corresponding to AQF level 9 qualifications.
This course offers majors in Clinical Psychology or Counselling Psychology. It provides advanced professional training in each of these areas and is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC).
Graduates of this course are eligible to register as Psychologists and commence supervision to apply for endorsement as Clinical Psychologists or Counselling Psychologists with the Psychology Board of Australia.
This course provides access to a wide variety of employment opportunities. Graduates have obtained work in a range of high profile government and non-government counselling and mental health services. Many have attained management or senior roles in these organisations. Other graduates work in private practice where they are eligible to claim rebates for their clients from Medicare and most private health funds. Graduates are eligible to apply for registration as psychologists with the Psychology Board of Australia. Following two years of supervised practice, graduates may be eligible to apply for membership of the Australian Psychological Society’s (APS) College of Clinical Psychology or Counselling Psychology, and endorsement by the Psychological Board of Australia as a clinical psychologist or counselling psychologist.
Additional Course Expenses
Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks and other essential study materials.
Course Entry and Completion Details
Applicants for a Master Degree (Coursework) are required to meet University academic and English language entry standards; details are provided at http://futurestudents.curtin.edu.au. Subject to the duration of the course applicants usually require a Bachelor Degree or equivalent (and may require relevant work experience), Bachelor Honours Degree, Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma. Any specific course entry and completion requirements must also be met.
Specifically, applicants require a four-year Bachelor of Psychology or equivalent, approved by the Australian Psychological Society (APS).
Credit for Recognised Learning
Applications for credit towards a course are assessed on an individual basis. Credit reduces the amount of learning required to complete the course and may be granted for formal education qualifications, non-formal learning from non-award programs of study and informal learning through work experiences. Further information can be found at http://futurestudents.curtin.edu.au.
Pathway to Further Study
Graduates may qualify for entry to Doctoral degrees. For further details, see the Graduate Research School website http://research.curtin.edu.au/postgraduate-research/future-research-students/entry-requirements/
Course Entry/Completion Note
Applicants for this course should refer to the Faculty website for more information on Communicable Diseases and Criminal Record Screening and Clearance.
Master Degrees (Coursework) contain a series of units in a specialised area of study which may include compulsory (core), optional or elective units to cater for student preferences. They may also contain a range of majors/streams for students to choose from.
This course provides students with advanced training in either clinical or counselling psychology, through a combination of coursework, practical placements and research. There are two majors available: clinical psychology and counselling psychology. The clinical psychology major provides students with the knowledge, skills and experience needed to practise as a clinical psychologist, and focuses on understanding and applying contemporary evidence based practice in the assessment, treatment and prevention of mental health problems. The counselling psychology major prepares graduates in assessment, diagnosis, and evidence-based psychotherapy for individuals, couples, families, children and groups. Counselling psychologists work with a wide range of mental health disorders and psychological difficulties.
Course Learning Outcomes
A graduate of this course can:
1. apply psychology knowledge, principles and practice to achieve client-centred and evidence-informed outcomes
2. generate effective solutions through critical analysis, reflective practice and professional reasoning
3. critically appraise information and apply it to contemporary psychology theory and practice
4. communicate effectively and appropriately to ensure positive and effective therapeutic and inter-professional relationships; use relevant documentation and reporting processes including the ethical disclosure of professional information
5. evaluate and apply appropriate technologies to contemporary psychology practice
6. develop and apply life-long learning skills to achieve professional competence; engage in research to further develop personal and professional knowledge and skills
7. comply with APAC standards and practices through integration of local and global perspectives relevant to the field
8. practice psychology in a culturally responsive and inclusive manner incorporating perspectives of multiple stake-holders
9. work in a professional and collaborative manner to meet ethical and legal responsibilities
Duration and Availability
This course is two years full-time or equivalent part-time study. This course is available on internal availability only.
Location and delivery Mode
|Year||Location||Period||All*||Internal||Partially Online Internal^||External||Fully Online#|
|2017||Bentley Campus||Semester 1||Y|
The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.
* The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.
^ Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.
# Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.
|MJRP-CNPSY||v.1||Counselling Psychology Major (MPsych)||400.0|
|MJRP-CLINP||v.1||Clinical Psychology Major (MPsych)||400.0|
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