Master of Clinical Psychology

Western Sydney University

Postgraduate course details table
Campus Course code Fee type Pattern of
Indicative annual
tuition fee^ (A$)
Course start date
Bankstown 950737 DFEE 2F/4P $31,280 2-Mar-20
Penrith 950739 DFEE 2F/4P $31,280 2-Mar-20


Clinical psychologists offer psychological assessment and treatment for a wide range of mental health problems. This course is designed to provide applicants with training across a host of mental health issues and settings. It will equip students with the skills and knowledge you need to effectively meet the diverse needs of clients.

At Western, our mandate is to develop your understanding through coursework, a research project, and 1,000 hours of supervised experience in clinical and other appropriate settings. You will also explore the inner workings of the human mind, be given the knowledge and skills you need to understand dysfunctional behaviour and psychopathology, and learn how to implement effective evidence-based interventions, including cognitive behavioural therapy. It provides thorough training in a range of mental health issues and equips you with the ability to implement effective evidence-based interventions that are tailored to clients' requirements.

This course is fully accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council, and the Australian Psychological Society College of Clinical Psychologists.

Admission criteria

Applicants will be subject to competitive selection based on academic merit, two referee reports and performance at a selection interview to determine capability for practitioner competency. Selection interviews are held between October and December each year.

Applicants must:

International qualifications must also be assessed by the Australian Psychology Society (APS) before applying for entry into the Master of Clinical Psychology. The APS must deem the qualification to be equivalent to an Australian four year sequence in psychology (including an honours equivalent research thesis component) to be considered.

Special requirements and policies apply to this course. Further information can be found on the Western Sydney University website. No deferrals will be accepted for this course.

Fees and charges

^ This is a full fee-paying course. This is a full fee-paying course. Call Western Sydney University on 1300 897 669 for further information about tuition fees.

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At Western Sydney University our psychology courses provide high quality psychological education to meet the requirements of the Psychology Board of Australia (PBA) and Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) for the training of psychologists in NSW.

Our academics, students and research centres have an active research culture that encompasses a range of theoretical and epistemological approaches, in both applied and pure psychological research. There is expertise in a range of methods, including experimental, quasi-experimental and qualitative research, and a strong program of postgraduate training, including PhD and masters in psychology programs.

Further information

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Contact the Course Information Centre on 1300 897 669 if you have any queries.