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Become a registered psychologist

Join the professional practice of psychology through advanced education!

The study of Psychology is both rewarding and diverse. To become a registered psychologist, students are required to complete six years of education and training. The Master of Professional Psychology at Bond comprises the fifth year of this training pathway. This program ensures graduates are equipped with sound skills in ethical practice, assessment procedures, and focused psychological treatments, ultimately preparing them for completion of the practicum placement. These necessary skills contribute to their effective practice as Psychologists. Upon completion of the program, graduates will be required to independently source and undertake a further one year of supervised practice before being eligible to apply for full Registration with the Australian Heath Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). 

The Master of Professional Psychology equips graduates with the skills and knowledge to assist in meeting the needs of diverse client groups using evidence-based frameworks and systematic procedures.

Postgraduate scholarships

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As part of Bond University's 30th Anniversary celebrations in 2019, we are offering a number of partial tuition fee scholarships to high achieving domestic students applying to commence postgraduate studies at Bond University in 2019 or 2020.

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Gain professional recognition

The Master of Professional Psychology has been granted conditional accreditation by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC). Further, students in the program combine coursework subjects with a practicum in the dedicated on-campus Psychology Clinic.

Find out if this program is eligible for Centrelink support.

Key features

  • Undertake professional experience in the on-campus Psychology Clinic
  • Gain a professionally recognised qualification
  • Learn from internationally recognised Academics and consolidate the necessary skills to progress to full registration as a Psychologist

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
Duration2 semesters (8 months)
Starting semesters
  • May 2020
  • May 2021
  • May 2022
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]

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).

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:

  • 2019 fees: $20,280 per semester (based on 4 subjects per semester)
  • 2020 fees: $21,000 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

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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.

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.

Meet our academics

To learn more about our Psychology Academics and their research interests, visit the Staff & Research Interests page.

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