Master of Psychology (Forensic)
This program provides graduate training for psychologists who intend to pursue employment within a setting associated with the legal system - police, courts, prisons, probation and parole, guardianship, child protection, statutory review tribunals (e.g. mental health), worker compensation, licensing of special programs and community services, public policy and legislative review.
Graduates are trained in the assessment of people with a range of psychological disorders, disabilities and/or special needs, are equipped with advanced interviewing and counselling skills for dealing with such clients, and become familiar with statutory and common law provisions and procedures and government policies and programs relevant to different forensic settings.
The program is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council as fifth and sixth years of study leading to full membership of the Australian Psychological Society and registration as a psychologist with the national Psychology Board of Australia. After completing two years’ full-time equivalent supervised practice, graduates of the program are eligible to apply for endorsement as a Forensic Psychologist and for membership of the College of Forensic Psychologists.