For entry into this course, prospective students are required to submit an application through the Apply Now page, ensuring the following documents are provided and satisfy the admission criteria below:

  • Academic transcripts from all prior higher education studies in psychology
  • A Curriculum Vitae (resume)
  • A 500 word personal statement outlining how you satisfy the nine admission criterion below
    • Note: Some of these points can and will be answered in your CV and relevant transcripts
  • Proof of residency/citizenship (e.g. passport, birth certificate, or citizenship certificate)
    • Note: CMI can not accept driver’s licenses as proof of identity/citizenship, so please do not provide one
  • Academic and/or professional references as per admission criteria #5 below. A guide on how to use the system is available here.

Applicants must ensure that their application clearly evidences and satisfies the following criteria (numbers 1-9) (i.e., in their curriculum vitae and personal statement):

  1. Successful completion of a four-year, or three-year plus a fourth year, APAC-accredited sequence in psychology. Where the applicant’s four-year, or three-year plus fourth year program in psychology has been completed more than ten years ago, evidence of psychological knowledge and skill maintenance is required.
  2. Have held current general registration as a psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA) for a minimum of 12 months full-time equivalent, without conditions upon this registration.
  3. Evidence of strong academic skill, including, for example, overall grades of 2B or higher during their completed four-year APAC approved program, or Distinctions/High Distinctions for the Master of Psychology course completed. Where this is not met, there is discussion of relevant reasons for and reflections on why this criterion was not met, including an explanation of how the applicant has shown continued professional development in the area of psychology practice since qualification.
  4. Applicants must demonstrate a developed or developing professional identity, with evidence of a broad range of experience working in the psychology industry.
  5. Applicants must provide strongly favourable reports from TWO professional OR academic referees via the Australian Psychology Postgraduate Program Reference Request System (HODSPA) (NOTE: your current professional supervisor can act as an academic reference if required. For more information, please see our FAQ page).
  6. Applicants must demonstrate strong commitment and motivation to complete the Master of Clinical Psychology (Post Registration) program, to further their knowledge and skills in the area of clinical psychology. They are required to articulate a well-considered plan to ensure they are able to engage fully in the requirements of the program, on either a full or part time basis, including attendance at fortnightly mandatory tutorials, at placement and supervision requirements and completion of all required coursework.
  7. The applicant is willing to engage in placements which meet the criteria of required clinical psychology placements as part of the post-registration Masters program, across a range of diverse settings including child and youth settings. Where a student aims to self-source their placements, they should clearly outline a well-defined, considered plan as to how they will procure suitable placements and supervision which meet the requirements of the placement component of the Master of Clinical Psychology (Post Registration) program.
  8. The applicant has, or is willing to obtain, a current Working with Children Check, a requirement for internal and external placements.
  9. The applicant is willing and able to attend a panel interview with members of the academic staff during the selection process for the program.

If you do not yet hold full registration with AHPRA, please see the standard Master of Psychology (Clinical Psychology) or Master of Professional Psychology for suitable options

Students will be required to successfully pass an interview process and referee check in order to demonstrate APAC level three professional competencies. 

An order-of-merit for entry will be prepared, taking in to account:

  1. academic record,
  2. previous work experience and training,
  3. academic and professional referees’ reports, and
  4. interview.