Master of Psychology
RMIT specialises in clinical psychology.
This program offers you the necessary training to become a professional psychologist. It is oriented towards cognitive-behavioural psychology and you'll be trained and expected to work according to the scientist-professional model.
Learning and teaching
Internal practicums are carried out under supervision at our Psychology Clinic.
Case conferences are held in groups to review clinical cases and further develop clinical knowledge and skills and are led by an experienced practitioner.
You'll be assisted to undertake 2 external practicums (minimum of 40 days and 60 days, respectively) in agencies like hospitals, clinics and other health facilities.
Casework courses and field placements comprise a minimum of 132 days of practicum experience. You'll also do a supervised research thesis.
RMIT offers a variety of learning and teaching approaches including lectures, seminars, studios, workshops, presentations, group discussions and syndicate work. These are primarily in English. You will have access to online resources through the myRMIT student portal.
Ongoing assessment throughout the semester includes examinations, essays, reports, oral classes, presentations, group projects, research projects, laboratory projects and practical assignments.
The main areas of focus in Psychology at RMIT are:
- motor and cognitive development in children and adolescents
- wellbeing and resilience
- cognitive, blended and e-health innovations.
The Master of Psychology is divided into:
- clinical training
Program entry requirements
Completion of an Australian Bachelor degree or equivalent plus fourth year of study in psychology or its equivalent - approved by Australian Psychological Accreditation Council (APAC) with a minimum 75% average.
Applicants must also satisfactorily complete a formal admissions interview.
Pre-selection kit: You are required to submit a completed Pre selection kit along with your application.
Note: Download and save the pre-selection kit to your computer (right click and 'save target as' if you're using a desktop). Complete and then submit it as per the instructions in the form. Do not complete this form online within your web browser.
Applicants are required to supply two confidential referee reports on the relevant form. Applicants who did not undertake psychology studies in Australia are required to contact the Australian Psychological Society to obtain recognition of equivalency of qualifications for entry into the professional training programs.
English language requirements
To study this program you will need to complete one of the following English proficiency tests:
- Academic IELTS (minimum scores) overall band 8.0 with no individual band below 8.0.
Last updated January 6, 2016