Master of Psychology (Clinical)
Professional Accreditation Status
This course is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC). With one further year of supervised practice in the field graduates of this course will be eligible for full registration with the Psychology Board of Australia and membership of the APS College of Clinical Psychologists.
Masters Degree (Coursework) (AQF Level 9)
Tropical Health and Medicine
Completion of an AQF Level 8 Bachelor Honours Degree with first or second class honours from a course accredited by the Australian Psychological Society or equivalent qualification from an overseas institution; or
Other qualifications or practical experience recognised by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the Division of Tropical Health and Medicine as equivalent to the above.
Minimum English language proficiency requirements
Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 3c – Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.
Additional selection requirements
Students must satisfy the Selection Committee as to their personal suitability for a professional career in psychology.
Special admission requirements
Applications are considered by a Selection Committee comprising the Head of the Department of Psychology, the Director of Professional Programs and at least one other member of the Psychology staff.
Academic Requirements for Course Completion
48 credit points as per course structure
Additional course rules
Additional completion requirements
Students may be excluded from continuing if they are awarded less than a Pass grade on two occasions during their course of study.
Course learning outcomes
On successful completion of the Master of Psychology (Clinical), graduates will be able to:
PY5001:03 Psychological Assessment
PY5003:03 Adult Psychopathology
PY5006:03 Clinical Neuropsychology
PY5007:03 Health and Rehabilitation
PY5011:03 Methods of Intervention 1
PY5012:03 Methods of Intervention 2
PY5013:03 Working with Clients
PY6001:04 Practicum 1
PY6002:04 Practicum 2
PY6003:04 Practicum 3
PY6010:03 Evaluation and Research
PY6015:03 Child and Family Therapy
PY6201:03 Research Thesis A
PY6202:03 Masters Thesis B (Part 1 of 2)
PY6203:03 Masters Thesis B (Part 2 of 2)
COURSE AVAILABLE AT
Expected time to complete
2 years full-time or equivalent part-time
Maximum time to complete
Maximum leave of absence
Course progression requisites
Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)
Further information about placements can be found at Enrolment Policy – Coursework Students.
Students may be required to undertake placements away from the campus at which they are enrolled at their own expense.
Special assessment requirements
With one further year of supervised practice in the field graduates of this course will be eligible for full registration with the Psychology Board of Australia and membership of the APS College of Clinical Psychologists
Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade
Supplementary exam for final subject
Students may apply for exemption for previous tertiary study where appropriate in accordance with the Advanced Standing and Articulation policy and associated procedures.
12 credit points, unless part of an approved articulation process.
Advanced standing will be granted only for studies completed in the 10 years prior to the commencement of this course.
Advanced standing gained for any subject shall be cancelled 15 years after the date of the examination upon which the advanced standing is based if, by then, the student has not completed this course.
MASTER OF PSYCHOLOGY (CLINICAL)
Inclusion of majors on testamur
Exit with lesser award
Students who exit the course prior to completion, and have completed the appropriate subjects, may be eligible to receive any postgraduate certificate or a postgraduate diploma in psychology offered by the Division of Tropical Health and Medicine.
Students who complete this course are eligible for entry to the Doctor of Psychology, and may be granted up to 24 credit points of advanced standing for appropriate subjects completed under this course.