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Psychology Pathways

Depending on your chosen career pathway, there’s a range of graduate study options you can explore. If you’re interested in becoming a psychologist, you’ll need to follow an APAC accredited sequence of study. The Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) are an external accreditation entity ensuring courses meet the necessary education standards for training future psychologists.

  1. Complete an approved undergraduate psychology sequence with a Bachelor of Psychology, Bachelor of Arts (extended psychology major) or Bachelor of Science (extended psychology major).

    Didn’t complete an extended major but decided you want to pursue registration as a psychologist? You can complete the Graduate Diploma of Psychology to gain an accredited major required for further training.

  2. Complete your fourth year of psychology – you can complete an Honours year or an online Graduate Diploma of Psychology Advanced or a Graduate Diploma of Professional Psychology
  3. Make the decision around your professional pathway.

To become a registered general psychologist:

Master of Professional Psychology plus one year of supervised practice

To become a registered psychologist with an area of practice endorsement:

Master of Educational and Developmental Psychology (2 years full-time)

Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (4 years full-time)

Doctor of Psychology in Neuropsychology (4 years full-time)

Find out more about pathways to registration as a psychologist.