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Master of Psychology (Clinical)

Course Description

The Master of Psychology (Clinical) course is a HECS-based course offered on the Hobart campus on a full or part-time basis.
The degree is a professional training program in psychology which will prepare you for professional work as a psychologist by developing professional knowledge and skills, along with advanced theoretical and empirical knowledge, in line with the scientist-practitioner model.
Special Note: This Masters course has been approved by DEEWR for student income support payments (i.e. Youth Allowance and Austudy).

The Master of Psychology degree course prepares students for professional work as psychologists through the development of advanced professional skills, in tandem with theoretical and empirical knowledge, in line with the scientist-practitioner model.

Professional Recognition
Master of Psychology graduates who have undertaken studies in the clinical stream meet the academic requirements for registration as a psychologist, membership of the Australian Psychological Society and, following two years of supervised professional experience, membership of the APS College of Clinical Psychologists.

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Entry Requirements
Please note the following:
Those applicants who have not completed a four year APAC- accredited sequence in psychology, must have their qualifications assessed by the APS, and provide the assessment report from the APS with their application. Information on how to do this and the fees associated with this service can be found at: http://www.psychology.org.au/membership/qualifications/ The assessment report must state that the applicant's qualifications are comparable to a four year APAC- accredited sequence in psychology. Applicants must also provide a letter from their University indicating that their fourth year qualification is equivalent to an upper second class Honours degree.
Students who have completed a three year plus a fourth year APAC-accredited sequence without Honours grading need to provide a letter from their University indicating that their fourth year qualification is equivalent to an upper second class Honours degree.
Applicants should note that meeting minimum entrance requirements does not guarantee entry to the Program. Each year the number of applicants greatly exceeds the number of available places. A competitive entry process is followed. Applications need to be submitted on-line through the admissions website by the end of September. All applicants must satisfy the Division of Psychology that they are suitable candidates for professional training in psychology. Short-listed applicants will be required to attend an interview in October/November.
If you are accepted into an accredited postgraduate psychology program in Australia you will need to obtain Provisional Registration from the Psychology Board of Australia in order to commence the degree. The minimum educational requirement for Provisional Registration in Australia is an accredited four year sequence of study. Please be aware that Provisional Registration for Psychologists will require successful applicants to disclose the following:
*Any criminal history
*An impairment that is likely to detrimentally affect your capacity to practise as a psychologist
*If your registration in any profession is currently suspended or has been cancelled in Australia or overseas

Overseas applicants will also need to provide proof of English language proficiency. The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) has specified that it is mandatory for all graduates seeking registration with the relevant National Board to demonstrate that they have achieved an overall IELTS score of 7.0. In the case of psychology graduates, the IELTS examination (academic module) with a minimum score of 7 in each of the four components (listening, reading, writing and speaking) is required. Please note that only Academic IELTS scores will be accepted and test results will generally need to have been obtained within the two years preceding the application for registration. More information about registration requirements, is set out in the English Language Skills Registration Standard of the Psychology Board of Australia available on the website: http://www.psychologyboard.gov.au/Standards-and-Guidelines/Registration-Standards.asp

Please note: international students should refer to the General Admission Requirements page for information regarding entry requirements http://www.utas.edu.au/international/how-to-apply/entry-requirements/general-admission-requirements .

English Language Requirements
International applicants will be required to provide evidence of their English language ability.
For those applicants who are nationals of and currently residing in a country where English is NOT the official language, evidence of an IELTS or TOEFL test must be provided.
Alternatively, applicants can provide evidence that English has been the sole medium of instruction and examination in their most recent studies, for a minimum of 2 years, and within the last 24 months. Academic transcripts and a letter from your institution will be required.

Entry Requirements

Have completed, or will complete, a four year APAC-accredited sequence in psychology within the last 10 years, and who have attained a minimum entrance requirement of an Upper Second Class Honours (2A) psychology degree or equivalent, and who are eligible for registration with the Psychology Board of Australia as a provisional psychologist.

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