Applied Psychology (Professional), Murdoch University

Murdoch University Australia

Cricos: 00125J

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About Applied Psychology (Professional) at Murdoch University

If you're working towards becoming a registered psychologist and have completed your fourth year, this course provides you with the first step required in the 5+1 pathway.

You'll undertake coursework, practicum, and research to gain specialised knowledge of psychological practice. Gain the work-ready skills in assessment (e.g. Mental State Exam, WAIS) and intervention (e.g. CBT, family-based interventions) all based on the latest psychological approaches and research findings in a supportive learning environment.

Develop the personal and professional skills you need in practice by completing two practicums, either within our on-campus clinic, or through an internship at an external workplace. If you're already working in a psychology setting, you may undertake practical experience at your own workplace (by arrangement with the practicum co-ordinator). You'll be guided in your development of clinical-based learning through placements in Murdoch's on-campus psychology clinic.

This course provides a pathway into the Master of Applied Psychology (Clinical Psychology) based on performance and availability of places. There is also a school stream in the degree, which allows you to be employed within the Education Department of WA as a School Psychologist.

Entry to this course is very competitive and requires a recognised and accredited undergraduate psychology degree, plus either Honours in Psychology (with at least 2A Honours), a Graduate Diploma in Psychology (with a distinction average), or a Bachelor of Psychology with evidence of relevant experience in the field.

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Minimum English Requirements

For admission into Murdoch you must be able to provide evidence of competency in the English language. This is usually achieved through one of the following:

  • A scaled score of 50% or more in ATAR English, English Literature or English as a Second Language (or interstate equivalent).
  • An Academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS) overall score of 6.0 (with no band below 6.0) or equivalent scores for the Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic, TOEFL iBT or the Occupational English Test (OET).
  • Successful completion of a University enabling course (e.g. OnTrack, FlexiTrack).
  • A score of 140 or more in the Written English component of the STAT test
  • Successful completion of either a Diploma (AQF Level 5 or higher) OR two University-level units (AQF Level 7 or higher).

Entry to the program is very competitive and requires a recognised and accredited Bachelor of Arts degree (or Bachelor of Science degree) with at least 2A Honours in Psychology or a Postgraduate/Graduate Diploma in Psychology. Applicants will also need to supply referee reports and a personal statement that details their past accomplishments, future plans, and interests in the graduate psychology program. Interviews will be offered to the best candidates. Students with overseas qualifications who are accepted into the course and who wish to seek registration in Australia after graduation should ensure that their undergraduate qualifications meet the requirements of the relevant psychology registration board for equivalence to a four-year Australian degree in Psychology with at least 2A Honours.

Applications with qualifications obtained outside Australia must have a formal assessment completed by the Australian Psychological Society before submitting an application for study.

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