Courses Handbook 2010

187204 v.6 Master of Psychology


Course CRICOS Code: 006113J
Registered full-time Duration for International Onshore Students on student visas: 2 Years


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 Psychological Society (APS).

Course Entry Requirements/Prerequisites

Four-year program in psychology approved by the Australian Psychological Society (APS).

Specific Requirements

Applicants for this course should refer to the Communicable Diseases and Criminal Record Screening and Clearance Section of this publication.

Duration and Availability

This course is two years full-time or equivalent part-time study.

Course Organisation

A combination of coursework, practicum and a dissertation. As the sequence of units listed is a guide, students should consult their course coordinator to determine a sequence of study appropriate to their skills and experience. Some units may not be available in both semesters.

Professional Recognition

The two study areas of Clinical Psychology and Counselling Psychology are accredited by separate colleges of the Australian Psychological Society Ltd. They are also separate specialised areas under the State Government Registration Act.

Additional Course Expenses

Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks, readers and other essential study materials.

Course Structure Disclaimer

Curtin University reserves the right to alter the internal composition of any course to ensure learning outcomes retain maximum relevance. Any changes to the internal composition of a course will protect the right of students to complete the course within the normal timeframe and will not result in additional cost to students through a requirement to undertake additional units.

Course Structure Hrs/Wk Credit
307074 v.2   Clinical Psychology Major 400.0
307086 v.3   Counselling Psychology Major 400.0


Year Location Period All* Internal Partially Online Internal^ External Fully Online#
2010 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.

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