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Psychology (Clinical)

Graduates of psychology honours programs who wish to qualify as registered psychologists can undertake the Master of Psychology (Clinical).

The course aims to prepare you for professional work in a wide variety of settings, ranging across community mental health, hospital and health care facilities, community welfare and correctional service settings. It provides you with theoretical knowledge, research and clinical skills leading to professional registration. Experience is provided in both adult and child domains of clinical psychology.

Quick Facts

Duration: 2 years
Start Date: February
Tuition Fee: $39,000
Location: Bedford Park, Australia
CRICOS code: 051844M
Delivery mode: On campus

What you will study

The Master of Psychology (Clinical) consists of 72 units.

You must complete 40.5 units of coursework, 18 units of supervised practicum and a 13.5-unit research project.

Topics cover areas such as counselling and professional issues, clinical child psychology, cognitive behaviour therapy, psychological assessment, abnormal psychology and psychopharmacology, and research methods.


“I had a nice relationship with all my lecturers. They were committed to helping you out with everything, especially if you showed that you cared about your work. Uni organised for me to go to Flinders Partners to work on software for innovation management. I was so pleased when they offered me a full-time position.”

Nadine Saadi // Flinders University student


Graduates are eligible for registration as psychologists, and qualified to work in a range of mental health settings. People with existing careers in human services such as nursing, teaching, the public service, social work and human resources undertake this course to better understand human behaviour and to add depth to their knowledge and work skills.

Professional recognition/accreditation

The program of study meets the requirements for general registration as a psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia and membership of the Australian Psychological Society (APS). Upon graduating you can become eligible for membership of the College of Clinical Psychologists of the APS after completing post-degree supervision requirements as set out by the college. Completing approved post-degree supervision also allows you endorsement to practise as a clinical psychologist as set out by the Psychology Board of Australia.