Clinical Psychology Postgraduate Courses

Psychology at UNE offers three professional courses that prepare students for careers working as Psychologists.  Students completing each of these courses will develop a variety of skills in the use of evidence-based approaches to assessment and intervention in areas such as mental health, wellbeing, and physical and cognitive functioning across the life-span. All of our courses have been accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) and successful completion of each course provides a pathway to registration as a Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia.  Registered psychologists have a unique skill set that is valued in a wide range of workplaces across the private, public and non-government sectors. These include: schools, hospitals, community health services, academic and applied research settings, law courts, prisons, defence forces, private practices, consulting firms, market research companies, and many more.

  1. Master of Professional Psychology (MProfPsych) provides a one-year (or part-time equivalent) professional training in the skills necessary to become a registered psychologist, including evidence-based approaches to psychological assessment and intervention.  This course is part of the 5+1 pathway towards apply for General Registration as a Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia.
  2. Master of Psychology (Clinical) is a two year professional Masters which provides professional training in clinical psychology and is part of the pathway towards becoming a registered Psychologist with endorsement as a Clinical Psychologist the Psychology Board of Australia.
  3. Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical Psychology) combines professional training with the research training of a full Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree. Students initially apply to the Master of Psychology (Clinical). On completion of the coursework of the first year of the program, application may be made to transfer to the Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical Psychology).

Application information

Applications for admission to commence study open mid to late August.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students are encouraged to apply.

Information about these courses, entry requirements and how to apply, please see their listing in the Course and Unit Catalogue and can be seen at the links above.

For more information about the Master of Professional Psychology, please visit the following link

For more information about the Master of Psychology (Clinical) and Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical Psychology) please visit the webpage at this link.  

If you would like to learn more about the process of becoming registered as a psychologist and the different pathways available, please see the website of the Psychology Board of Australia by clicking here.