Clinical Psychology

Professional postgraduate studies in clinical psychology have been developed to provide professional education and supervised practice in the area of clinical psychology. The program, which is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council, includes supervised placement experience with regular feedback. Three placement components through the duration of the program provide excellent networking and mentoring opportunities leading to a very high level of employment of graduates. The program will help develop skills in: 

  • psychological assessment;
  • providing evidence-based psychological intervention;
  • counselling;
  • professional and ethical practice of clinical psychology;
  • understanding best practice in clinical psychology;
  • and conducting and critically evaluating research in clinical psychology.

Our Academic Team

Entry requirements

Completion of a four year qualification in psychology, normally an honours degree, accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council, within the last 10 years, with an upper second class Honours (2A) or equivalent overall mark, is a necessary condition of entry. Relevant prior professional experience and acquired skills will also be considered in the selection process through written application, references and an interview.


Application process

Applications for the 2019 intake will open on the 1st August 2018 and close at midnight on the 30th September 2018.

No late applications will be accepted.

  1. Lodge your application via the Apply Online system.  Please also submit a current Curriculum Vitae (or resume) and your official certified transcripts with your online application (see further details re: academic transcripts below). 
  2. Download selection criteria guidelines (pdf, 205kb) then complete your responses to the selection criteria online HERE.                                                               
  3. Obtain two (2) confidential referee reports; one should be from your most recent supervisor (Honours or PhD). The referee system is adminstered by the Heads of  Departments and Schools Psychology Association (HoDSPA).  Applicants will need to register and pay a  $25 fee to use the system, please ensure you read the instructions carefully.  Access to the: Psychology Reference System


Academic Transcripts

Students studying at The University of South Australia

Students currently studying, or who have studied, at the University of South Australia DO NOT need to submit transcripts with the online application. However, if any part of your studies have been done at a institution other than the University of South Australia a certified transcript of these results need to be submitted with the application form. This includes students who have done an exchange as part of their degree.

Students studying at another University

Students applying from a University other than the University of South Australia  will need to submit a certified copy of their most current transcript along with their online application.

An official certified transcript must be submitted, as soon as possible after the closing date, for the application to be considered for selection. 

Important dates 

Information session:

Date:  Monday 23 July 2018
Time:  6.30 - 8.30pm
Room:  C1-79, UniSA Magill campus (map)

A downloadable invitation flyer is also available here.


 Applications open:

 1st August 2018

 Applications close:

Sunday 30th September 2018 (midnight) 


 from November 2018

Offers made:

 by end of November 2018






Scholarship opportunity

NAHSSS Clinical Psychology Scholarship 

Areas of study and research

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