If you’re a fourth-year Psychology graduate, this degree gives you a fifth year of training under the 'five plus one' model. You’ll emerge with an APAC-accredited qualification and 50 per cent of the requirements towards registration as a general psychologist.
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Ranked in the Top 200 in the world for Psychology (QS World University Rankings), Western can give you the professional skills you need to make a real difference in the field of psychology.
If you’re a fourth-year Psychology graduate, the Master of Professional Psychology gives you a fifth year of training under the 'five plus one' model, as recommended by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) and Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA).
You’ll be trained in the key areas of ethics, psychological assessment and therapeutic interventions. Emerge with an APAC-accredited qualification and 50 per cent of the requirements towards registration as a general psychologist. To obtain full registration, you will need to organise additional supervised placement hours.
To meet the need for forensically oriented psychologists in the field, this degree also addresses psychological practice within the forensic psychology domain.
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Delivery: On campus
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The Master of Professional Psychology provides you with one year of the two-year registration process for psychologists. Once you have completed your second year and become fully registered, you’ll be ready to make a real difference to people’s lives in:
- Hospitals and other mental health services
- Law and corrections
- Family and community-based services
- Private practice
Psychologist (with further study)
Registered psychologists evaluate and diagnose mental health patterns and provide consultation. Interning is available at organisations such as the Department of Family & Community Services, and the Department of Aging Disabilities & Home Care.
Occupational Psychologists apply psychological principles and techniques to study occupational behaviour, working conditions and organisational structure, and solve problems of work performance and organisational design.
Educational Psychologists investigate learning and teaching, and develop psychological techniques to foster the development and skills of individuals and groups in educational settings.
Academia involves being a Lecturer and/or Tutor as well as undertaking world-class research in psychology. As a teaching academic you prepare and deliver lectures and conduct tutorials in one or more subjects within a prescribed course of study and conduct research in psychology.
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*The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the course (80 credit points) per annum. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their course based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their course past the normal finish date of the course will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its courses between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of courses for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.