Master of Psychology (Clinical)

Course summary

This course is for graduates of a four-year accredited psychology program. The primary aim is to provide a 5th and 6th year of supervised practice and structured learning to meet the requirements for general registration as a psychologist, and to prepare for entry into a registrar program leading to an area of practice endorsement in clinical psychology, with the Psychology Board of Australia.

This degree

The Master of Psychology (Clinical) provides a comprehensive program of study of the professional practice of psychology including assessment, intervention, communication and ethics. It also provides specialised training and supervised practice in the assessment and intervention skills of clinical psychologists. Supervised research is also undertaken over the two years of study..

What you will study

The program includes subjects in clinical assessment and interventions, psychotherapy and research. Students are also required to complete a research project - facilitated by structured research subjects - in each of the two years of the program.

Teaching methods include a combination of lectures, workshops, skills training, on-line and supervised work-based practicums, both at the University's Northfields Psychology Clinic and at external placements. The emphasis is on skills training and includes demonstration sessions, audio-visual recording of assessment and therapy, case presentations, role-play activities and feedback and reflection.

Course information

Study area

Psychology

Campus

Wollongong

Course Code

599

Duration

2 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Delivery

On Campus

Cricos

027467J

UAC Code

-

Admission, Key dates, and Fees

A range of admission options are available for students of all ages and academic backgrounds. The procedures governing admission are defined in UOW's Admissions Procedures, and the UOW College Admissions policy.

For any specific advice or questions regarding an application, please contact the Future Students Team.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Students must have successfully completed a four year, or three year plus a fourth year APAC-accredited sequence in psychology, within the last 10 years, with an Honours degree of at least Class II Division 1 (or equivalent 4th year qualification) to be a successful candidate for the Clinical Psychology Program.

For information on how to apply, please visit the Application Information for Postgraduate Training in Clinical Psychology webpage. Here you will find step by step instructions and additional supporting documentation required to complete your application.

CREDIT FOR PRIOR LEARNING

High performing students may apply for transfer to the Doctor of Psychology or Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical Psychology) following completion of the first year.

FEES

CAMPUS

DELIVERY METHOD

SESSION FEE*

COURSE FEE*

Wollongong

On Campus

$14,592 (2022)

$58,368 (2022)

The above tuition fee is the amount payable for a full fee-paying place. Commonwealth Supported places are also available in some postgraduate coursework degrees in the Faculty of the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities subject to quota availability.

For information regarding fees and assistance, including Commonwealth contribution amounts, please refer to the UOW Current Students website.

Tuition fees are dependent upon the actual year of commencement and are subject to change without notice.

* Session fees are for one session for the year shown. Total course tuition fees shown are indicative, and are based on normal course length and progression.
These fees are subject to change from year to year. However, if you receive an offer to study at UOW, your fees will be fully confirmed at the time of your offer.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Students must have successfully completed a four year, or three year plus a fourth year APAC-accredited sequence in psychology, within the last 10 years, with an Honours degree of at least Class II Division 1 (or equivalent 4th year qualification) to be a successful candidate for the Clinical Psychology Program.
For information on how to apply, please visit the Application Information for Postgraduate Training in Clinical Psychology webpage. Here you will find step by step instructions and additional supporting documentation required to complete your application.
International applicants must have their qualifications assessed and judged to be equivalent to an Australian 4-year sequence of Psychology by the Australian Psychological Society.


ENGLISH REQUIREMENTS

The following level of English is required to gain admission to this program:

English Test

Overall Score

Reading

Writing

Listening

Speaking

IELTS Academic

7.0

7.0

7.0

7.0

7.0

TOEFL (Internet-based)

98

25

25

22

22

UOW College: English for Tertiary Studies: Distinction (weighted average mark of 75 overall and minimum 50 in Academic Reading and Writing)

Other qualifications may also be considered. Full details can be found on our English Language Requirements website.


CREDIT FOR PRIOR LEARNING

High performing students may apply for transfer to the Doctor of Psychology or Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical Psychology) following completion of the first year.

FEES

Tuition fees are reviewed annually: fees payable are dependent on the year of commencement and are subject to increase during the period of study.

Overseas Health Cover:
Overseas Health Cover (OSHC) must be purchased for the proposed duration of the student visa. For information regarding the OSHC fees applicable, please refer to the international fees website.

CAMPUS

DELIVERY METHOD

SESSION FEE*

COURSE FEE*

Wollongong

On Campus

$16,296 (2022)

$65,184 (2022)

* Session fees are for one session for the year shown. Total course tuition fees shown are indicative, and are based on normal course length and progression.
These fees are subject to change from year to year. However, if you receive an offer to study at UOW, your fees will be fully confirmed at the time of your offer.

Admission Profile


INDICATIVE ENROLMENT



STUDENT PROFILE

This table shows the breakdown of the applicant background of the student group at UOW for this course. It provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and continued study beyond the census date at UOW in 2020.

Applicant background

2020 intake

2020 intake (%)

Higher education study Students who have studied a University course, or completed a bridging or enabling course.

-

-

Vocational education & training study Students who have undertaken vocational education or training since leaving school.

-

-

Work & life experience Students admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than higher education study, vocational education & training, or recent secondary education.

-

-

Recent secondary education

ATAR Only Students admitted only on the basis of ATAR including any applied adjustment factors.

-

-

ATAR plus additional criteria Students who were admitted on the basis of both ATAR and additional criteria (e.g. an audition or individual subject results).

-

-

Other criteria only (non-ATAR) These students were admitted on the basis of other criteria where ATAR was not a factor (e.g. UOW Early Admission).

-

-

International students All other students.

-

-

All students

-

-

< 5: Number of students is less than 5
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (hidden to prevent calculation of other numbers less than 5)


ATAR PROFILE

This table relates to all students selected on the basis of ATAR alone or ATAR in combination with adjustment factors. For more information on adjustment factors commonly available to applicants, see ‘ATAR-based admission’.

ATAR profile of ATAR-based offers in 2020

ATAR The unadjusted, raw ATARs for students offered a place wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR. Selection Rank The ATARs of the same student group, including the impact of adjustment factors.
Highest rank to receive an offer

-

-

Median rank to receive an offer

-

-

Lowest rank to receive an offer

-

-

< 5: Less than 5 ATAR-based offers made
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (less than 5 ATAR-based offers made)

More Information

For more information about UOW admission pathways, see UOW Admission Information.

Key Dates

SESSION

CAMPUS

SESSION DETAILS

2022 Autumn

Wollongong

Orientation: 22 - 24 February 2022
Session: 28 February – 23 June 2022

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 10 October 2021
  • International Applicants: 10 October 2021

Please refer to the School of Psychology for application procedures.

Course Structure

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Course Handbook

Accreditation & professional recognition

The Master of Psychology (Clinical) is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) as a 5th and 6th year program of study for the purpose of full registration as a psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia, and to provide preparation for entry into a registrar program leading to an area of practice endorsement in clinical psychology with the Psychology Board of Australia.

Why choose this course

The UOW School of Psychology offers excellent facilities and staff to support education and opportunities for research. The Northfields Psychology Clinic located on campus provides training and supervision in clinical psychology through a psychological service to the community.