The Cairnmillar Institute does not currently offer an APAC accredited undergraduate (APAC level 1, AQF level 7) program.

You can register your interest here and we will contact you should an undergraduate degree be offered in future.

For now, applicants with an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) applying via a University Admissions Centre (UAC) are encouraged to check that the undergraduate degree you are intending to pursue is APAC accredited. See: APAC

An undergraduate degree, including an APAC accredited major sequence, will take three years full-time study. This is only the first step, you cannot register as a psychologist with only an undergraduate degree.

A further fourth year of study will be required to complete a standalone APAC accredited 1-year Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) or an inclusive Honours year. (Honours is considered APAC level 2, and AQF level 8 even if it is included in a combined four year sequence).

Once you have completed your Honours program, you would then be able to apply for a Master of Professional Psychology (commonly referred to as a 5+1 program) or a Master of Psychology (Clinical Psychology) or a Doctor of Psychology (Clinical Psychology) or other APAC accredited Masters or Doctoral programs in psychology, such as a Master of Educational and Developmental Psychology or Master of Organisational Psychology.

You will then need to complete an APAC accredited Masters (such as the MPP or MPsych) or 4+2 internship (warning the 4+2 pathway is being phased out and is not recommended by Cairnmillar). At a minimum this will be at least 2 more years of study and/or supervised practice before you can gain registration as a psychologist with AHPRA.

For more information about Masters programs and final pathways see: What are the Masters of Psychology (Clinical Psychology) or Master of Professional Psychology (5+1) and other higher degree pathways once I complete Honours? 

This pathway would take at least 6 years if studied full-time with no breaks or interruptions in your studies.