References are provided through – a guide to the service can be found here. Remember: you need to login and ‘share’ the confidential reports with the Cairnmillar Institute after they are submitted by your referees before we will be able to see them.

The Doctor of Psychology (Clinical Psychology)The Master of Psychology (Clinical Psychology), the Master of Professional Psychology Practice and Master of Professional Psychology courses require (2) two academic references and (1) one professional reference.

Applicants for the Master of Clinical Psychology (Post Registration) 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.

The Graduate Certificate of Counselling and Psychotherapy, the Graduate Diploma of Counselling and Psychotherapy, and the Master of Counselling and Psychotherapy all require (2) two references, we prefer at least (1) one academic reference. However, if you have been out of higher education for more than ten years then two professional references or voluntary references will be sufficient.

There will be no exceptions to this. For fairness to all applicants, requests for alternatives to this service will not be possible. Please contact the service directly if you have problems or issues with using their system or their fees:

The following courses do not require any references: