Accreditation and Profession

Many courses offered by the Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences ​are currently 'accredited with conditions' by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC). The Psychology Board of Australia authorises APAC to accredit education providers and programs of study for the psychology profession. The accreditation standards can be viewed online via the Psychology Board of Australia website.

Students can complete a major sequence in psychology ​(currently 'accredited with conditions' by APAC) by undertaking one of the following undergraduate degrees :

Bachelor of Arts (link)

Bachelor of Science (link)

Bachelor of Biomedicine (link)

Students who have already completed an undergraduate degree in a discipline other than psychology, can return to study an​d complete an ​undergraduate sequence via our Graduate Diploma in PsychologyGraduate Diploma in Psychology (Advanced) ​(currently 'accredited with conditions').

The Professional Masters Programs of the School provide courses in the following two Areas of Practice Endorsement ​(currently 'Accredited with Conditions'):

Clinical Neuropsychology (link)

Clinical Psychology (link)

The Melbourne Graduate School of Education also offers study in Educational Psychology as a post-graduate degree ​(currently 'accredited with conditions'):

Educational Psychology (link)

From 2021, the School is offering an alternative pathway to registration via the Master of Professional Psychology:

Master of Professional Psychology (link)

Accreditation of this course is currently being sought from APAC.

Many of our academic staff are affiliated with the Australian Psychological Society (APS). The APS provides a range of information for those interested in the profession of Psychology. Click on the links below for some examples:

Pathways to registration as a psychologist (link)

Careers advice (link)

The following course do not have APAC accreditation and are not pathways to professional registration as a psychologist:

Master of Applied Psychology (link)

Master of Applied Positive Psychology (link)

Professional Certificate in Positive Psychology (link)

A number of our staff are also members of the Australian Clinical Psychology Association. ACPA provides specialist recognition, education, and representation for clinical psychologists who hold post-graduate qualifications in clinical psychology.