Assessment of qualifications for DCP/MSc application
All qualifications obtained from a non-Australian University must be assessed by the Australian Psychological Society (APS) before an application may be submitted. The APS will assess the level that the applicant's qualifications are equivalent to in Australia by considering them against local accredited psychology qualifications. Please note the application processing time is up to 6-8 weeks.
The Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) sets the standards for accreditation of Australasian psychology programs. Accredited tertiary psychology courses in Australasia are listed on the APAC website. For admission to the DCP/MSc, applicants are required to have completed an APAC accredited four year honours degree in Psychology from a University, gaining at least an upper second class (2.1) honours, or equivalent. The honours degree must include a major research project and thesis as an essential part of the degree. The Clinical Psychology Unit does not assess qualifications, however, relies upon the assessment completed by the Australian Psychological Society through the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) to determine qualification equivalency for admission.