CG17 - Master of Clinical Psychology

Overview

Course Overview

The Master in Clinical Psychology course is designed for four year graduates who have completed an accredited four year course in psychology and who wish to complete an accredited Master in Clinical Psychology course at the year 5 - 6 level. Graduates are eligible for the purpose of registering as a psychologist in Australia. In the course, students will undertake 96 units of credit (12 units each 6 units of credit per unit reflecting taught and practical components; 2 units each 12 units of credit per unit reflecting the thesis requirement) to satisfy the requirements of the award. Students will be engaged in a postgraduate level of training through a variety of learning modalities including classroom instruction, engagement in practical skills training, and research training. As part of their training, they will acquire knowledge, practice and research skills reflecting advanced training in clinical psychology. Additional specialist training in select areas may be offered. Specialist areas offered will be through material embedded in coursework, practical placements and thesis research topics. Additional opportunities for specialist training may also be possible through linking in with staff research in areas of clinical psychology, including assessment- and treatment-related research.

Career Information

Clinical psychologists are employed in a wide range of practice-related fields including outpatient, inpatient, counselling, educational, forensic, health and other settings that focus on assisting people across the lifespan, from children through to elderly. They are also employed in teaching and research settings. Clinical Psychologists work in both the private sector and they also are employed in the public sector, including hospitals, government departments and agencies.

Course Details
Duration 2 years full-time or 4 years part-time
Credit Points that Must be Earned 96
Number of Units Required CQUniversity uses the concept of credits to express the amount of study required for a particular course and individual units. The number of units varies between courses. Units in postgraduate courses normally consist of 6 points of credit or multiples thereof (e.g. 12, 18, 24).
Expected Hours of Study One point of credit is equivalent to an expectation of approximately two hours of student work per week in a term.
Course Type Postgraduate Award
Qualification (post nominal) MClinPsych
AQF Level Level 9: Masters Degree (Coursework)

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
CRICOS Codes
Not Applicable
Where and when can I start?
Units offered internally at the below campuses may be delivered using a combination of face-to-face and video conferencing style teaching.
Units offered via MIX mode are delivered online and require compulsory attendance of site-specific learning activities such as on-campus residential schools, placements and/or work integrated learning. See Course Features tab for further information. Online units are delivered using online resources only.
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The following tables list the courses availabilities by location and term. Directing your pointer over your preferred location will provide further information if this course is not available for the full duration. Please be sure to also check individual unit availability by location and term prior to enrolling.

Domestic Availability

Term 1 - 2019

Online
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2018

Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2017

Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2016

Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2015

Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2014

Rockhampton
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International Availability

Term 1 - 2019

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 1 - 2018

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 1 - 2017

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 1 - 2016

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 1 - 2015

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 1 - 2014

Sorry, no international availabilities found.
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For any problems regarding admissions availability for the selected course please contact 13 CQUni (13 27 86) or send us an email at http://contactus.cqu.edu.au/
What do I need to start?
Entry Requirements

Applicants must have completed a 4 year, or 3 year plus a fourth year, APAC accredited sequence in psychology, within the last 10 years, with an upper second class honours (2A) or equivalent overall mark and be eligible for registration with the psychologist registration board as a conditional / provisional psychologist. Alternatively currently registered psychologists who demonstrate compliance with registration board CPD requirements and who seek to gain a professional postgraduate qualification are also eligible to apply..

Security Requirements
No information available at this time
Health Requirements
No information available at this time
Assumed Knowledge
No information available at this time
Fees and Charges
Course Features

Awards and Accreditation

Interim Awards Not applicable
Exit Awards Not applicable
Professional Accreditation

This course has accreditation from the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) and is approved by the College of Clinical Psychologists.

Learned Society Accreditiation Not applicable

Residential School Requirements

No Residential School for this course.

Practicum/Work Placement

PSYC21007 - Students are required to undertake clinical work at the university based clinic
PSYC22005 - Students are required to undertake an off-site placements
PSYC22006 - Students are required to undertake an off-site placements
PSYC21008 - Students are required to undertake clinical work at the university based clinic

Previous Enrolments

Year Number of Students
2018 16
2017 22
2016 22
2015 21
2014 22
Core Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Appraise and critique psychological theories, psychological literature and models of practice for their applicability to contemporary profesional practice.
  • 2. Utilise the APS code of ethics and ethical guidelines to resolve complex ethical dilemmas using appropriate decision making models.
  • 3. Apply professional levels of knowledge to the selection, implementation and interpretation of a range of psychological assessment measures.
  • 4. Skillfully select, implement and evaluate a range of intervention models that are appropriate to both cultural differences and developmental stages.
  • 5. Demonstrate the capacity to formulate, research and successfully complete a discipline based research project.
  • 6. Utilise professional level communication skills across both oral and written formats to convey, appraise and interpret information.
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5 6
10 APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to plan and execute a substantial research-based project, capstone experience and/or piece of scholarship.
1. KNOWLEDGE Have a body of knowledge that includes the understanding of recent developments in a discipline and/or area of professional practice
2. KNOWLEDGE Have an understanding of research principles and methods applicable to a field of work and/or learning
3. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to demonstrate mastery of theoretical knowledge and to reflect critically on theory and professional practice or scholarship
4. SKILLS Have cognitive, technical and creative skills to investigate, analyse and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories and to apply established theories to different bodies of knowledge or practice
5. SKILLS Have cognitive, technical and creative skills to generate and evaluate complex ideas and concepts at an abstract level
6. SKILLS Have communication and technical research skills to justify and interpret theoretical propositions, methodologies, conclusions and professional decisions to specialist and non-specialist audiences
7. SKILLS Have technical and communication skills to design, evaluate, implement, analyse and theorise about developments that contribute to professional practice or scholarship
8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to use creativity and initiative to new situations in professional practice and/or for further learning
9. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to use high level personal autonomy and accountability
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
Number of units: 14 Total credit points: 96


Students must be registered with the Psychology Board of Australia for the entire duration of their academic course

Please note that students are unable to study the units within Master of Clinical Psychology as Single Non-Award units.

Year 1 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
PSYC21001 Assessment 1
PSYC21003 Therapy 1: Theory, Research, Practice
PSYC21005 Psychopathology I
PSYC21007 Clinic Team I
Year 1 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
PSYC21002 Assessment II
PSYC21004 Therapy II: Theory, Research, Practice
PSYC21006 Psychopathology II
PSYC21008 Clinic Team II
Year 2 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
PSYC22001 Research Methods in Clinical Psychology
PSYC22003 Thesis I
PSYC22005 Clinic Team III
Year 2 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
PSYC22002 Health Psychology and Rehabilitation
PSYC22004 Thesis II
PSYC22006 Clinic Team IV
More Details

Applications for Term 1 2019 intake have an early closing date of Wednesday 31 October 2018.


Computing Requirements

It is a requirement of enrolment in this course that students have access to the CQUniversity website. Students may be required to undertake various components of study in the course using email and the Internet.

It is strongly recommended that students have access to a broadband connection or higher to access online student resources that would include but not limited to, email, internet, video streaming, electronic assessment submission.