The Master of Professional Psychology (MPP) represents the first year of the ‘5+1’ pathway to general registration as a psychologist. The course prepares selected graduates of an APAC accredited fourth year course in psychology, who are eligible for registration as a provisional psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA), to meet the core capabilities and attributes required to practice.
This course is now available online. Students can either undertake the units at the Hawthorn East Campus or online.
The Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) is an APAC accredited fourth year psychology program. This course includes theoretical and professional-focused training to prepare students for provisional registration with the Psychology Board of Australia, upon subsequent enrolment in a Master of Psychology training program. Graduates are eligible to apply for APAC accredited masters-level psychology training programs.
This course is now available online. Students can either undertake the units at the Hawthorn East Campus or via online.
Semester 2 (Part-time only) - Not applicable to International Student Visa Holders
Part-time (18 months)
Part-time (2 years)
The Master of Child, Youth, and Family Mental Health provides students with high level training in assessment and therapeutic modalities and interventions for working with children, youth, and families.
Semester 2 2024
The Graduate Certificate of Child, Youth, and Family Mental Health introduces students to working with children, youth, and families to promote mental health. The course is designed with a holistic and systemic approach to mental health in mind, which incorporates prevention and early intervention. Students will be trained in foundational skills required to practice counselling within a child, youth, and family context.
Semester 2 each year
The Graduate Diploma of Child, Youth, and Family Mental Health provides students with training in assessment and therapeutic modalities and interventions for working with children, youth, and families.
The course is designed with a holistic and systemic approach to mental health in mind, which incorporates prevention, early intervention, and treatment.
Semester 1 each year
The Doctor of Psychology (Clinical Psychology) involves intensive high-level research training in the professional skills of clinical psychology. Clinical psychology focuses on the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of complex mental disorders across the life span. Students will develop advanced knowledge, skills and experience in psychopathology, assessment and therapeutic interventions.
The Master of Professional Psychology Practice (MPPP) fully incorporates the 5+1 pathway to general registration as a psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioners Agency (AHPRA).
In the first year of the course, students undertake the Master of Professional Psychology (5th year).
Semester 2 each year
Part-time (4 years - including MPP)
The Graduate Diploma of Counselling and Psychotherapy provides students with training in key therapeutic modalities and interventions. With its strong vocational emphasis, it helps students learn how to integrate theoretical constructs, increase their insight and problem-solving capabilities, apply advanced therapeutic techniques and practice skills.
Part-time (2 years)
The Graduate Certificate of Counselling and Psychotherapy introduces students to the foundational concepts, attitudes and skills of counselling and psychotherapy practice.
The Master of Counselling and Psychotherapy provides high-level training in the skills required to work effectively with a wide variety of clients. The program provides a deep immersion into the theory and practice of an integrative, humanistic, process-oriented, relational psychotherapy that incorporates contributions from the psychodynamic, cognitive and existential approaches.
Part-time (4 years)
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