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    Applications for 2024 Mid-Year Intake are now open!

    Applying to CMI is easy but the process may depend on where you're coming from and where you're going. Don't worry, we've got everything covered on this page.

    Here, you'll find all the information you need on how, where and when to apply. If you're still exploring your course options, that's totally okay!

    Undergraduate

    The Bachelor of Psychology and Counselling is Cairnmillar's inaugural and sole undergraduate program. You can see view the entry criteria, course structure, graduate outcomes and more on the Bachelor of Psychology and Counselling course page.

    Please also visit our FAQ page here for important information about applying to and studying with Cairnmillar.

    You can find further information about preparing to apply for the Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) on our Undergraduate page (if applicable).

    VTAC also provides detailed information and instructions on preparing your applications on their website here.

    This course is open for application for the 2024 mid-year intake.

     

    If you identify with any of the statements below, you CAN apply through our portal:

    • International Y12 student applying to CMI ONLY
    • International mature-aged student applying to CMI ONLY

    If you don't identify with either of these statements, you may need to apply through VTAC.

    Got any questions? Talk to us: [email protected]

    If you identify with any of the statements below, you CAN apply through our portal:

    • Domestic Y12 student applying to CMI ONLY
    • Domestic mature-aged student applying to CMI ONLY

    If you don't identify with either of these statements, you may need to apply through VTAC.

    Got any questions? Talk to us: [email protected]

    If you identify with any of the statements below, you MUST apply through VTAC:

    • Domestic Y12 student applying to CMI and other schools
    • International Y12 student applying to CMI and other schools
    • Domestic mature-aged student applying to CMI and other schools

    See VTAC's website here for applicant eligibility criteria.

    You can find our Bachelor of Psychology and Counselling (8880210042) course page here. VTAC application dates are a bit different from our direct portal and VTAC fees apply, so more information can found be found here.

    Remember: make Cairnmillar your #1 preference for a better chance of getting to study with us.

    Postgraduate

    Let's get you started on your postgraduate journey!

    Applying directly through our portal for postgraduate courses is a breeze! But before you dive in, make sure to check the course page for each course you're interested in. There, you'll find all the important details about entry requirements and the supporting documentation you'll need to provide before you apply.

    Below, you'll find a list of the amazing courses/programs we're offering for the 2024 mid-year intake.

    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 online. See Honours Online course page here.

     
    INTAKE: Semester 1 | Semester 2 (Part-time only) - Not applicable to International Student Visa Holders
    STUDY LOAD: Full-time (1 year) | Part-time (18 months) |Part-time (2 years)
    DELIVERY MODE: In-Person
     

    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.

    Students can either undertake the units at the Hawthorn East Campus or via online.

     
    INTAKE: Semester 1 | Semester 2 (Part-time only) - Not applicable to International Student Visa Holders
    STUDY LOAD: Full-time (1 year) | Part-time (18 months) |Part-time (2 years)
    DELIVERY MODE: Online
     

    The Graduate Diploma of Psychological Science is a one-year bridging program. Meeting requirements for a foundational sequence of training in psychology, graduates from this course are eligible to apply for an APAC accredited fourth year of study in psychology. The Graduate Diploma serves as a ‘fast-track’ 8-unit sequence for those who hold an AQF level 7 undergraduate degree and wish to pursue a career or further study in psychology.

     
    INTAKE: Semester 1 and 2 each year
    STUDY LOAD: Full-time (1 year) | Part-time (2 years)
    DELIVERY MODE: Online
     

    The Graduate Certificate of Psychological Science has been designed for students looking to take the first or early steps on the pathway to a career in psychology. This course provides an alternative pathway to entering the Graduate Diploma for of Psychological Science at Cairnmillar via a fast-tracked 4-unit sequence of study.

     
    INTAKE: Semester 1 and 2 each year
    STUDY LOAD: Full-time (1 year) | Part-time (2 years)
    DELIVERY MODE: Online
     

    Vocational Education and training (VET), Microcredentials and Single Subjects

    The Cairnmillar Institute (CMI) is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and provides Nationally Recognised Training (NRT). This means you can be assured that our training will provide you with a qualification that is recognised and respected across Australia. We provide a range of upskilling opportunities tailored to suit your unique needs.

     

    Applications for the Diploma of Counselling are open! Embark on your journey of personal and professional growth and start any time. This Diploma will equip you with the tools and qualifications to help you fulfil your desire to assist people with the daily challenges of living.

    Make your 2024 count with a Diploma of Counselling at CMI!

     

    The Professional Development and Training Centre provides professional training programs that meet the needs of people in a variety of workplaces, organisations and professions.

    The Centre offers tailored education programs and sessional lectures for the general public, professionals working in the field of mental health, corporate clients, provisional psychologists and their supervisors.

    Microcredentials and Single Subjects are a flexible option that allows students to enrol in a selection of units from our Higher Education and Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, as single-subject short courses.

    Enrolment will close when allocation has been exhausted.

     

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