Become a psychologist

To practice as a psychologist, you must meet the requirements of the Psychology Board of Australia. This involves completing a minimum six-year sequence of study in psychology accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council.

Students undertake an initial undergraduate degree with a major in psychology (or graduate pathway), then a fourth year in psychology to gain provisional registration. In order to become eligible to be a registered psychologist students undertake fifth and sixth (plus) years of study, whereas those seeking to develop research skills complete research training via a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).

Please see the Monash study pathways to becoming a registered psychologist and click the course codes for more information.

4-year sequence of psychology (includes three year sequence plus fourth year of psychology)

Course code

Course title

Campus

M3005

Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)

Clayton

S3002

Bachelor of Science Advanced - Research (Honours)

Clayton

3-year psychology sequences

Course code

Course title

Campus

A2000

Bachelor of Arts

Clayton

S2000

Bachelor of Science

Clayton

S3001

Bachelor of Science Advanced - Global Challenges (Honours)

Clayton

M5013

Graduate Diploma in Psychology

Online

4th year in psychology (for students who have completed an undergraduate 3-year psychology sequence or a Graduate Diploma in Psychology)

Course code

Course title

Campus

D5002

Graduate Diploma in Professional Psychology

Clayton

M5003

Graduate Diploma in Psychology Advanced

Online

*Please refer to Psychology Honours for more information about the different options for studying honours in psychology.

5th year of psychology (plus one year of supervised practice to become a registered General Psychologist)

Course code

Course title

Campus

D6008

Master of Professional Psychology

Clayton

5th & 6th years (plus) of psychology (including 1-2 areas of practice endorsement)

Course code

Course title

Campus

D6007

Master of Educational and Developmental Psychology

Clayton

4585

Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical Psychology)

Clayton

4586

Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical Neuropsychology)

Clayton