This program is designed to be a one year, stand- alone Level 4 Masters bridging program that meets the Area of Practice Endorsement standard (Clinical Neuropsychology) of the Psychology Board (PysBA) of the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA). 

The Masters of Clinical Neuropsychology (MCN) is designed to be a specialisation after achieving endorsement in another Area of Practice Endorsement in order to upgrade skills in neuropsychology and to provide a pathway to gain endorsement as a Clinical Neuropsychologist from the PsyBA. The course aims to train clinical and professional skills with the intention that graduates will be 'job ready' to take up a variety of employed positions.

This program involves supervised practice in a range of clinical settings, working with children, adults and older adults with developmental, neuropsychiatric, neurological and degenerative disorders. The focus is on both assessment and intervention with some options to conduct placements remotely.   The program takes a problem-based learning approach whereby fundamentals in ethics, brain function and its disorders, assessment approaches, interventions and professional issues are taught based on client presentations. Weekly asynchronous lectures are combined with case-based tutorials and practical demonstrations. 


Things you might like to know:

When will the program start?

The program will commence in February 2024 with an annual intake.  There will only be one intake per year.

Is the program accredited?

We are seeking accreditation by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) as a sixth year of study, leading to registration as a psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA). With accreditation, when you graduate, you’ll be eligible for Associate Membership with the APS College of Clinical Neuropsychologists (CCN). After completing a further 18 months of supervised practice (the Clinical Psychology Registrar Program), you can apply to the PsyBA for full membership and endorsement as a clinical neuropsychologist.

What are the minimum entry requirements?

  • Current registration as a psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia with Area of Practice Endorsement in Clinical Psychology, Forensic Psychology, Educational and Developmental Psychology or equivalent.
  • Successful completion of a 6-year APAC accredited sequence of study in psychology, including a major research thesis.
  • Psychology qualifications from overseas must include a major research thesis/project and must be assessed by the Australian Psychological Society (APS) as comparable to a six-year APAC-accredited sequence of psychology completed in Australia.
  • Applicants will be selected competitively based on interview and assessment processes.

What are the costs?

This will be a full fee-paying course

How long will it take to complete the program?

The program is designed to be typically completed in one year or two years part-time

Can I do the course while working?

The program is designed to limit workshops/tutorials to one day a week with a compulsory intensive week during O-week (week commencing 5th February 2024). Placements will take additional time and this will be negotiated to meet your learning needs as well as available placements.

We will be accommodating trainees from regional areas as much as possible by providing the opportunity for virtual attendance (not available for local trainees).

What is the course structure?

In each term there will be one academic and one professional practice course. Academic courses combine asynchronous lectures with case based weekly tutorials, some of which can be attended virtually although face to face meetings are encouraged.  Professional practice entails practical workshops and field placements. At least one field placement needs to be attended in Sydney but there will be some capacity to provide remote placement supervision.


Are you interested?

Please register you interest here and we will let you know further information about the application process when available: