• Application Deadline
  • 52 months
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This course will help you complete all the requirements of masters-level professional training including; learning advanced assessment, evaluation, and intervention skills, and participating and publishing an independent research project - which in turn will allow you to register as a psychologist once you graduate.

This course will provide you with everything that you will ever need to start working as a practicing psychologist.

Study a PhD in Clinical Psychology from University of Canberra and you will:

  • use your knowledge of psychology and mental health to critically assess, diagnose, develop case formulations, treat and prevent psychological problems and mental health issues across the lifespan
  • understand your profession concerning the unique role of clinical psychologists in providing evidence-based psychological services, including assessment, diagnosis, treatment, research and consultancy services across diverse settings
  • understand psychopathology, psychological psychopharmacology and psychological medicine, and neurological issues relevant to mental health presentations, diagnostic systems, health psychology and behavioural medicine
  • transform research and evaluation findings into policy, applied knowledge, and improved treatments
  • provide competent expert oral and written reports to various stakeholders on psychological matters for health, medical, medico-legal, and forensic purposes
  • competently work within a cross-cultural context
  • practice with children, adolescents, adults and older persons in a manner relevant to Clinical Psychology
  • conduct high-level advanced independent research on a topic of clinical relevance.


Candidates will obtain the 5th and 6th years of training required for Membership of the Australian Psychological Society and for Associate Membership of the APS College of Clinical Psychologists, and the two years of supervised practice required for full registration as a psychologist.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 52 months
    • Duration description

      Standard duration 4 years (9 semesters) full-time or part-time equivalent. Candidates may complete this course in 4 years full time equivalent.

  • Credits
    108 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Professional Psychological Practice 
  • Forensic Psychology for Clinicians 
  • Health Psychology for Clinicians
  • Practicum Placement 
  • EBT Children Adolescents and Families 
  • Introduction to Assessment and Intervention 
  • EBT Adult
  • Advanced Assessment and Intervention 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • Evidence of successful completion, preferably within the last 10 years, of a four-year APAC-accredited sequence in psychology, or its equivalent, so that the applicant is eligible for Associate Membership of the Australian Psychological Society and registration with the ACT Psychologists' Board. Applicants are expected to have achieved an honours 1 standard in their 4th year psychology Honours or Graduate Diploma course, or the equivalent. Evidence of research training and aptitude for research.
CRICOS Code: 065103M

Tuition Fee

  • International

    36000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 36000 AUD per year and a duration of 52 months.
  • National

    28900 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28900 AUD per year and a duration of 52 months.
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Living costs for Canberra

  • 1425 - 2510 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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