Admission Requirements

  • The equivalent to an Honours degree in Psychology at the Second Class Honours – Upper level or higher (First Class Honours or equivalence is often required) or its international equivalent or,
  • a fourth year Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology, however the Diploma must:
    • be of an Honours standard
    • contain a substantial research methodology component; and
    • be accredited with the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council.
  • All applicants must meet the University’s English Language Admission requirements for students

Applicants with qualifications obtained outside Australia must have a formal assessment completed by the Australian Psychological Society before submitting an application for study. Further information is detailed below in the application information.

Additional factors considered in assessing applications are previous relevant experience, availability of supervision for research component and written application. The Clinical Committee will invite prospective students to a personal interview prior to making a final decision on admission.

Eligibility for conditional registration as an intern psychologist with the Psychologist's Registration Board of the Australia is a condition of entry into the School of Psychology's Clinical Program. Other entry qualifications need to be assessed for their compliance with the above-mentioned standards.


  • The completion of an undergraduate course(s) in abnormal psychology (or equivalent) is a strongly recommended, but not required, for entry into the Clinical Program
  • The completion of undergraduate courses in the areas of psychometrics, personality and health psychology are also highly recommended.
  • Some competence in statistics and research methodology is required, as is typically demonstrated by the successful completion of an Honours research thesis, given the considerable research component in each of the clinical degrees.