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The September semester for this program will be delivered in a multi-modal format, with classes designed to support and engage all learners. Whether they’re on campus or abroad, all students will be able to access Bond’s exceptional and personalised learning experience through dynamic and interactive lectures, tutorials, seminars, workshops and lab sessions.

About the program

The Master of Professional Psychology will provide selected Psychology graduates with a fifth year of professional training in Psychology. The degree will incorporate both coursework and supervised training and practice with the aim to provide students with a thorough grounding in professional practice to meet the accreditation standards set by APAC. Show more

The Master of Professional Psychology will provide selected Psychology graduates with a fifth year of professional training in Psychology. The degree will incorporate both coursework and supervised training and practice with the aim to provide students with a thorough grounding in professional practice to meet the accreditation standards set by APAC.  On completion of this program, students will be able to seek registration as a general Psychologist following a further sixth year of approved supervised practice. Show less

ModeOn Campus and Remote
Multi-modal delivery with classes designed to support and engage all learners regardless of physical location.
Duration2 semesters (8 months)
Starting semestersMay 2020, May 2021, May 2022, May 2023
Program typeMasters Coursework
Study areaSocial Sciences, Psychology and Counselling
Program codeHS-23107
CRICOS code096695C
Credit for prior studyFor more details on applying for credit, please contact the Student Business Centre: [email protected]

View the Master of Professional Psychology - Program Structure and Sequencing.

The Master of Professional Psychology program comprises 7 subjects, as follows:

Core subjects (5)

Electives (1)

Students must choose one (1) elective subject from:

Practical (1)

Students complete 300 hours of practicum. This supervised professional experience will occur partly through clinical activities in the Bond University Psychology Clinic under staff supervision. Some off-campus clinical placement/practical learning may also be required each semester.

International students

Students must enrol in 40 credit points per semester.

Domestic students

Students must enrol in 40 credit points per semester.

The below fees are based on an average per semester cost, fees may vary based on which subjects are selected and the number of subjects enrolled in for each semester:

  • 2020 fees: $22,520 per semester (based on 4 subjects per semester)
  • 2021 fees: $23,680 per semester (based on 4 subjects per semester)

When considering the fees associated with your studies, keep in mind that Bond’s accelerated schedule means you can finish your degree sooner and be out in the workforce up to a year earlier than if you went to another university.

This time saving also represents a substantial reduction in accommodation and living costs, plus a full year of extra earnings.

Find out your financing options and other costs to consider.

Academic entry requirements

Completion of an Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) accredited 4 year sequence of study in psychology (e.g., Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours); Graduate Diploma of Psychological Science or equivalent) within the last 10 years, and have achieved a minimum of one of H2B (Lower Second Class Honours), or 65-74% average for consideration. Applicants must also be eligible for provisional registration as a psychologist. Applicants are assessed on academic performance, 2 referee reports and personal suitability via interview.

Students who have obtained their qualifications outside Australia must have their qualifications assessed prior to applying for this program and prior to applying for registration with the Psychology Board of Australia. The Australian Psychological Society (APS) provides this assessment service for the Board and the assessment assists the Board in determining if the student’s qualifications are equivalent to an ‘approved qualification’. However, it is important to note the final decision on equivalence rests with the Board. For more information on equivalency assessments please visit Australian Psychological Society.

If you obtained your qualifications outside Australia please submit evidence of your APS equivalency below.

Condition of enrolment

All students must obtain provisional registration from the Psychology Board of Australia (PBA) before commencing the program.

Information on Psychology Board of Australia registration requirements can be obtained from http://www.psychologyboard.gov.au/.

Obtaining provisional registration can be a lengthy process. The University will assist students as far as possible with their application to the Board.

Under the National Law, students must obtain provisional registration as a psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia before they commence their program of study, and for the duration of the program. In the event that the Registration Board refuses an application for provisional registration, the offer of candidature in the program will be rescinded – it is not possible to complete the program without holding provisional registration as a psychologist.

Bond University takes no responsibility for students who do not fulfil the requirements for registration and admission to the program.

Please contact the Office of Future Students for further information.

Important notes for students

Referee Reports are to be uploaded via the National Psychology Referee System.  For details on how to use the system, please go to: http://psych.hosted-sites.deakin.edu.au/psych-reference-user-guide/story.html

Please note: This system is the same across all Australian Universities. To be able to use the system, you will need to have an active subscription. The subscription allows you access the service during the 2016 – 2017 intake from the 1st of August 2016 to 30th July 2017. The cost is $25.00 and can be paid for through the "My Account" section in the payment tab.

English language proficiency requirements

As tuition is delivered in English, all students will be required to provide documented evidence of the required level of proficiency in the English language. Read more detailed information on English Language Proficiency Requirements for university study.

Key dates

Bond University calendar

How to apply

In order to apply for study at Bond University, you will need to complete the Online Application Form. To find out more about the application process please refer to How to Apply.

Note

  • Deferring offers is not permitted. Students will need to re-apply for the program in the following year.
  • It is not possible to transfer between Forensic and Clinical programs.
  • These programs are offered on a full-time basis only.
  • Successful candidates must obtain provisional registration from the Psychology Board of Australia before commencement of classes.

Future outcomes

The program meets the requirements set out by the Psychology Board of Australia. Graduates will be eligible to apply for full registration after two years of provisional registration. Graduates will be eligible to apply for membership to the Australian Psychological Society (APS).

Offer rounds for May 2020 intake

May 2020 Intake

Applications Open

1 November, 2019
Applications CloseMidnight 16 January, 2020
InterviewsFebruary, 2020 (TBA)
First Round Offers2 March, 2020

Offers Expire

13 March, 2020
Second Round Offers16 March, 2020
Offers Expire27 March, 2020

*Dates subject to change.

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