Accreditation and Profession

Many courses offered by the Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences have been accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council, the authority tasked by the Psychology Board of Australia for accrediting 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 undertaking one of the following undergraduate degrees can complete an APAC accredited major sequence in psychology:

Bachelor of Arts (link)

Bachelor of Science (link)

Bachelor of Biomedicine (link)

Students who have already completed an undergraduate degree, not in psychology, can return to study an complete an accredited sequence via our Graduate Diploma in Psychology & Graduate Diploma in Psychology (Advanced).

The Professional Masters Programs of the School provide APAC accredited courses in the following two Areas of Practice Endorsement:

Clinical Neuropsychology (link)

Clinical Psychology (link)

The Melbourne Graduate School of Education also offers an accredited study in Educational Psychology as a post-graduate degree.

Educational Psychology (link)

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 accredition 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.