To be considered for postgraduate study, you will need to have specific academic qualifications, as outlined below. We also consider non-academic research and work experience for our research candidates.
Completion of Bachelor Honours degree (or equivalent) in Psychology (accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council, completed within the last 10 years, with a minimum average of at least 70 in fourth-year sequence). OR Completion of an Australian Graduate Diploma (or equivalent) in Psychology (accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council, completed within the last 10 years, with a minimum average of at least 70).
Applicants will also be required to: • Submit a completed VU supplementary information form. • Provide two referee statements (one personal and one academic) submitted via Australian Psychology Postgraduate Reference System at https://www.psychologyreference.org/ • Attend an interview (short listed applicants only) • Obtain a Working with Children Check prior to being placed in a work placement setting, in accordance with the accreditation requirements and the Department of Justice. Students with an overseas qualification in psychology will need to provide certification from the Australian Psychological Society (APS) that their qualification/s are equivalent to an APAC-approved, 4-year sequence in psychology.
Special entry programs
If you are from a disadvantaged or underrepresented social, economic or cultural background, you may be eligible for one of our special admission programs. These programs are designed to help you access education more easily.