Clinical Psychology Postgraduate Degrees
Applications for admission to commence study open
mid to late August.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students are encouraged to apply.
Why Obtain Clinical Training at UNE?
This is an excellent time to enter the UNE clinical psychology training programs. There are several reasons for this:
1. The UNE clinical programs – MPsych(Clin) and PhD(ClinPsych) – prepare students to help fill the unmet need for clinical psychologists in Australia. Rural areas in particular suffer from workforce shortages, and our programs equip students for practice in rural as well as urban areas. At the completion of the MPsych(Clin) and PhD(ClinPsych), students are eligible for general registration as a psychologist.
2. The UNE clinical programs offer students stimulating, practically-oriented training. In the first year, students receive extensive training in assessment and evidence-based treatments; then, under close supervision provide assessment and intervention to clients with psychological disorders. Every unit and training experience is set up to help ensure that students are able to provide a wide range of high-quality clinical services by the time they graduate.
3. The instructors in the clinical programs are friendly, helpful and determined to help students succeed.
4. Graduates of the clinical programs have diverse career options. Some have entered private practice; others work for agencies where their skills are in high demand.
5. We have 12 Commonwealth supported places each year for students newly enrolling into the program.
6. Australian students transferring to the PhD(ClinPsych) at the end of the first year of the Masters program receive exemption from fees for second to fourth years, under the Research Training Scheme (RTS).
7. Applicants from rural, regional or remote locations who meet eligibility requirements may be able to obtain scholarships funded from either of two sources:
(i) Services For Australian Rural and Remote Allied Health (SARRAH) which, through the Allied Health Clinical Psychology Scholarship (CPS), provides funding of up to $15,000 per year for two years. For 2015, applications for this scholarship open early August and close mid October. Students may apply before they are admitted to the program.
(ii) NSW Health offers the NSW Rural Allied Health Scholarships. This scholarship provides funding of up to $10,000 per year. Applications for the scholarship open in January.
8. Students may also be eligible to obtain a placement grant from NSW Health. Grants available include NSW Metropolitan Allied Health Clinical Placement Grants and NSW Rural Allied Health Clinical Placement Grants. Each of these grants provides financial assistance with the travel and accommodation costs of clinical placements of up to $750 (or $1,000 for placements at Broken Hill) each semester. Applications open July to September each year.
9. Students who continue on for a PhD may be able to obtain a UNE Scholarship or an Australian Postgraduate Award.