Master of Professional Psychology

VU course code: HMPP | CRICOS: 103252A | Level of study: Postgraduate
1 year full time or longer for part time
In person

Fee type for this course: Full fee

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Prepare for your final internship to become a practising psychologist, with a Master of Professional Psychology at Victoria University.

The Master of Professional Psychology at VU provides an accredited pathway to register with the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA) as a practising psychologist. Accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC), this course concludes five years of university training, followed by a required year of supervised psychology practice at a professional internship of your choice, outside the university.

Through in-depth learning and supervised placements under expert guidance, you will build your skills and knowledge to progress towards becoming a practising psychologist.

At VU Psychology Clinic, you will provide psychological services under close supervision to a culturally diverse community seeking support for a range of mental health issues. For strong career outcomes, you will have opportunities to:

  • practise both face-to-face and using telehealth
  • facilitate group psychotherapy programs
  • apply for a placement at our Orygen outpost where you will gain experience in providing early-interventions for youth mental health.

Entry requirements

When assessing your application, we consider your education, work experience, current skills and personal attributes (where relevant).

Applicants for this course will need to meet the entry criteria outlined below. If you don’t meet the entry criteria, you may be able to gain entry by first completing a different course. We call this a ‘pathway’.

For PhD applicants, we offer a related ‘Integrated PhD’ which allows you to establish relevant skills before beginning your research.

You may also be eligible for course ‘credits’, where you are granted a unit or units towards your qualification for equivalent previous study or work experience, so you can graduate sooner.

Entry criteria

Credit & Entry pathways into this course

Victoria University is committed to providing a transparent admissions process. Find out more about how to apply for our courses, and our commitment to admissions transparency. Meeting the minimum admission criteria does not guarantee entry into this course. Past academic performance may be considered.

Fees & Scholarships

University fees vary, depending on how much the government contributes towards course costs (if anything).

Read below to find out about the fee ‘type’, the estimated yearly tuition costs for this course, and the financial support on offer (including our generous scholarship program).

10% discount for alumni

If you’ve previously completed a qualification with us, and you’re paying full fees for this course, you may be eligible for a 10% discount.

Find out how




The Master of Professional Psychology provides an accredited pathway to registration as a psychologist. After graduating, you can apply for a required internship year of supervised practice in psychology, as approved by the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA). Following completion of both this course and the internship year, you will become eligible to sit the National Psychology Exam, and apply for registration as a general psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA).

Graduates of the Master of Professional Psychology at VU go on to have rewarding careers that match their passions and interests in these areas:

  • private, public and non-profit mental health services
  • youth mental health and school settings
  • rehabilitation and disability services
  • advocacy and program development
  • child protection and related areas.

Our Master of Professional Psychology is accredited by the Australian Psychological Accreditation Council (APAC).

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Natasha Jones
Goal: clinical psychologist
Bachelor of Psychological Studies
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