Applicants to this program must have successfully completed a four year, or three plus fourth year, APAC accredited sequence in psychology within the last ten years, with a minimum of an upper second-class honours (75%) overall mark. 

Applicants must be eligible for provisional registration as a psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia. 

An order-of-merit for entry will be prepared, taking into account (a) academic record, (b) previous work experience and training, (c) academic and professional referee reports and (d) admissions interview. 

Please see our application portal for detailed instructions on submitting an application. Documentation required in the application includes: 

  • Most recent academic transcripts. 
  • A current Curriculum Vitae (resume). 
  • A 500-word personal statement outlining why you wish to study this course at Cairnmillar. 
  • Proof of residency/citizenship (e.g., passport, birth certificate, or citizenship certificate) 
  • Two academic and one professional reference using the HODSPA reference system. A guide on how to use the system is available here

Short-listed applicants will be invited to attend an admissions interview with members of Cairnmillar’s academic faculty. This provides applicants with the opportunity to discuss any questions they have about the course of study.