Postgraduate studies

Postgraduate students have successfully completed an undergraduate (or equivalent level) course and are undertaking further study at a more advanced level.

Cairnmillar is committed to providing a personalised education experience and our suite of postgraduate psychology, counselling and psychotherapy programs reflect that commitment. Established in 1961, our school's education and training of psychologists, psychotherapists and counsellors is highly regarded.

Our quality, accredited postgraduate programs ensure Cairnmillar graduates are competent and confident to join the workforce. You can read more about our alumni on our Student Life page and about the history of Cairnmillar in our About section.

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Why choose Cairnmillar?

We are committed to making student's experiences at Cairnmillar one that continues to assist you beyond your degree. We aim to provide you with skills beyond what you will gain through the units of study, including:

  • A supportive environment and a close community of students.
  • Academic writing and study skills support.
  • An inspiring colloquium program.
  • Career advice.
  • Free leadership training and peer mentoring programs.
  • Friendly staff with an open-door approach.
  • Professional development opportunities.

Find A Course

Explore Cairnmillar's suite of postgraduate programs in mental health, psychology and counselling & psychotherapy.

Highest ranked non-university provider in psychology training1

87.8% of counselling & psychotherapy students rated their experience positively2

Ranked 8th in Australia for student support services3

The Cairnmillar Institute’s (Master of Clinical Psychology) post-registration course offered exactly what I needed. I had already heard great things about the institute, and I can honestly not speak highly enough of them.

James S

2022 Graduate

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Acknowledgement of Country

The Cairnmillar Institute acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land on which we are meeting. We pay our respects to their Elders, past and present, and the Aboriginal Elders of other communities who may be here today.

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