The University of South Australia's Master of Psychology (Clinical) provides professional education and supervised practice in the area of clinical psychology.

The program is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council. The on-campus Psychology Clinic provides a supportive placement experience with close supervision and regular feedback. External placements provide diverse clinical training under the supervision of experienced practising psychologists.

The program trains students to develop competence in: 

  • psychological assessment
  • providing evidence-based psychological interventions
  • counselling
  • professional and ethical practice in clinical psychology
  • knowledge about psychopathology, and theories of its causes
  • conducting and critically evaluating research in clinical psychology.

Important dates

Information Session:   Monday 1st August, 2022

SATAC Applications open:  Friday 5th August, 2022

Applications close:  Friday 7th October, 2022

Interviews:  week of 21st November, 2022

Offers made:  TBC, December 2022

Application process

         2022 Applications open 5th August, 2022 via SATAC

Please submit the following documents :

  • A current Curriculum Vitae (or Resume) 
  • Your official certified transcripts  (see further details below) 
  • A personal written statement of no more than 1000 words explaining why you would be a good candidate for the Master of Psychology (Clinical) program. Please provide supportive evidence (e.g., examples of relevant experience and times you have demonstrated desirable qualities). Please include a description of your research interests and indicate the extent to which you have consulted with UniSA staff on a potential research project.

     Please ensure you have all  of  your supporting documents ready to upload before starting your application. Missing documents will deem your application Incomplete.

Obtain and submit two (2) confidential referee reports to the Psychology Reference System.

One should be from your most recent supervisor (Honours or PhD). Should you not choose to include your most recent research supervisor as one of your referees, please explain why in your written statement.

The referee system is administered 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.


Academic transcripts

An official certified transcript must be submitted, as soon as possible after the closing date, for the application to be considered for selection. (see further notes below)

If you upload electronic copies of your certified academic transcripts via SATAC you do not need to provide any further copies (electronic or hard copies).

If you still need to provide your academic transcripts, please ensure the copies are certified and that you include transcripts for all university degrees undertaken (even if outside of psychology).

  • Students studying at the University of South Australia minus-thick plus-thick

    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 an 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 minus-thick plus-thick

    Students applying from a University other than the University of South Australia will need to submit a certified copy or original official academic transcript  (including undergraduate and any current incomplete transcripts) along with their online application. Applicants who are currently completing Honours must include their grades to date. Final Results should be submitted as soon as they are received. 

Information Session

Monday 1st August, 2022



UniSA Magill Campus

Amy Wheaton Building, Room H1-44


Via Zoom (the link will be sent closer to the date)


The information session will cover the following topics:

  • the application process
  • relevant information/documents to include in your application
  • important dates
  • current students' experiences
  • interview skills and more

Our academic team

Kurt Lushington
Professor in Psychology, UniSA Justice & Society
A2-27, Magill Campus
Matthew Smout
Program Director: Master of Psychology (Clinical), UniSA Justice & Society
N1-02, Magill Campus
David Gleaves
Professor of Psychology (Clinical), UniSA Justice & Society
C1-07, Magill Campus
Nadine Pelling
Senior Lecturer, UniSA Justice & Society
H2-37, Magill Campus
Amanda Hutchinson
Associate Professor in Psychology (Clinical), UniSA Justice & Society
C1-05, Magill Campus
Stephanie Webb
Lecturer: Psychology, UniSA Justice & Society
C1-18, Magill Campus
Tahereh Ziaian
Professor in Psychology, UniSA Justice & Society
C1-10, Magill Campus
Koren Ganas
Lecturer, UniSA Justice & Society