The University of Newcastle, Australia
Location

Newcastle

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 25 Feb 2019
Mode of delivery

Face to Face

Duration

1 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 4 years maximum.

Location

Newcastle

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 25 Feb 2019
Duration

1 years full-time.

Mode of delivery

Face to Face

English language proficiency
  • IELTS overall minimum - 6.5
  • IELTS section minimum - 6.0

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UON program code: 40117
CRICOS code: 098563K

Study Professional Psychology

The Master of Professional Psychology is a professional qualification for those who wish to practice as a registered psychologist. Through intensive psychological training and education, graduates will be skilled in applying advanced psychological learnings competently and ethically across a broad range of professional settings.

You will enhance your theoretical skills and learn to use relevant principles and methods to assist people with a range of behavioural problems, taking into account social and cultural diversity, current relevant legal frameworks, mental health practice standards and codes of ethical practice.

Why study with us?

  • Take advantage of flexible and diverse placement opportunities – our academic experts will assist you with obtaining placement opportunities that will allow you to develop your professional skills and career in psychology.
  • Be mentored by leading specialists in the field – during your placement, you will be supervised by highly experienced Registered Psychologists to ensure you receive extensive experience and preparation for seeking General Registration with the Psychology Board of Australia.
  • Discover an alternative APAC accredited pathway into the profession of psychology – successfully complete our program and complete an additional internship year to become a PsyBA registered psychologist.

Professional psychologist with a patient

What you will study

The University of Newcastle’s Master of Professional Psychology offers a professional qualification for those who wish to practice as a registered psychologist.

You will enhance your theoretical skills and learn to use relevant principles and methods to assist people with a range of behavioural problems, taking into account social and cultural diversity, current relevant legal frameworks, mental health practice standards and codes of ethical practice.

Courses to support your drive and direction include:

  • Applied Psychological Interventions
  • Psychological Treatments and Interventions
  • Professional & Ethical Practice
  • Clinical Psychology of Special Groups: Intellectual Disabilities/Older Adults

Career opportunities

On successful completion of the program and an additional internship year under the supervision of a registered psychologist, graduates will be eligible for registration with the Psychology Board of Australia as a General Registered Psychologist.

Other career prospects may include:

  • private, public and non-government organisations
  • schools
  • human resources
  • rehabilitation and disability services
  • specialist psychological services
  • teaching and supervision
  • research customer service manager

Professional recognition

Professional recognition

The Master of Professional Psychology has received provisional accreditation by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council.

Accreditation ensures graduates receive a high quality education that will allow them to employ their psychological knowledge and skills in the community.

Practical experience

Practical experience

This program integrates practical placements with suitably qualified supervisors. You will be required to complete a minimum of 134 hours of direct client contact.