Graduate Diploma in Psychology

Available to:
Domestic and International students.
CRICOS:
083210C
Location:
  • Melbourne
  • Strathfield
Duration:

1 year full-time or equivalent part-time.

International applications close 30 September 2019.
Domestic application early closing date is 31 October 2019.

Description

The Graduate Diploma in Psychology is for students who have previously completed an accredited three-year sequence in psychology. It offers advanced level study in a selection of specialised areas in psychology.

The course provides graduates with an approved Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) fourth year of training in psychology.

In addition to covering professional issues and ethics, assessment and intervention, and research projects into human behaviour, this graduate diploma also offers electives in advanced topics in psychology.

Course duration

1 year full-time or equivalent part-time.

Campus availability and study mode

Campus availability

  • Melbourne (Attendance)
  • Strathfield (Attendance)

Study mode definitions

Attendance: Face-to-face and/or via video conference, at an ACU campus or another location.

Multi-mode: A combination of Online and Attendance (including examinations, practicums, residentials, etc.).

Online: Fully online (including assessments).

Deferment, credit points & course units

Deferment

No deferment available.

Credit Points

80

Course Units (Subjects)

Schedule of Unit Offerings

Start dates

Melbourne
  • Semester 1 - February
  • Semester 2 - Not on offer
Strathfield
  • Semester 1 - February
  • Semester 2 - Not on offer

Course costs

  • Average first year fee: $22750 Fee-Paying (indicative only)

Important Note on Fees

All costs are calculated using current rates and are based on a full-time study load of 40 credit points (normally 4 units) per semester.

A student’s annual fee may vary in accordance with:

  • the number of units studied per semester;
  • the choice of major or specialisation; and
  • elective units.

The University reviews fees annually.

A 10% rebate on fees will be offered to domestic ACU graduates (from any faculty) enrolling in full fee-paying postgraduate studies in the Faculty of Health Sciences to commence studying in 2015 and until further notice. Conditions apply.

Essential requirements for admission

An applicant must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

International applicants need to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements as defined in the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed, within the last five years, a Bachelor degree including:

  1. an accredited three year sequence in psychology;
  2. with a GPA of at least 5.0 on the ACU seven point scale; and;
  3. credit level or above in a total of four second or third year Psychology units.

*Disclaimer: The Course entry requirements above are for 2020 Admission.

Inherent Requirements

There are essential components of a course or unit that demonstrate the capabilities, knowledge and skills to achieve the core learning outcomes of the course or unit. Learn more about inherent requirements and how they affect you, and explore the requirements for your course.

Applying for admission

Melbourne, Victoria
Apply through ACU
Sydney (Strathfield), NSW
Apply through ACU

Career paths

The Graduate Diploma in Psychology is currently recognised by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council as an accredited fourth-year program in Psychology. Students who complete the program will be eligible for provisional registration as a psychologist and associate membership with the Australian Psychological Society.

Professional recognition

This course is currently accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) and approved by the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA) as a suitable program of study for the purpose of registration as a psychologist. The course is undergoing a scheduled re-assessment of its accreditation status in 2019 for 2020 onwards.

Please note that a minimum six-year sequence of education and training in psychology is required for an individual to become eligible for general registration as a psychologist in Australia.

English language requirements

Applicants require an academic IELTS minimum overall score of 7.0 (with a minimum score of 7.0 in all bands), or an equivalent acceptable test score as outlined in the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy (Schedule 3).

Pathways to further study

Students who complete a Graduate Diploma in Psychology may be eligible to apply for entry to postgraduate courses in psychology, such as the Master of Professional Psychology and Master of Psychology.

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Description

The Graduate Diploma in Psychology is for students who have previously completed an accredited three-year sequence in psychology. It offers advanced level study in a selection of specialised areas in psychology.

The course provides graduates with an approved Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) fourth year of training in psychology.

In addition to covering professional issues and ethics, assessment and intervention, and research projects into human behaviour, this graduate diploma also offers electives in advanced topics in psychology.

Course duration

1 year full-time or equivalent part-time.

Start dates and campus availability

Melbourne
  • 15-Feb-2021
Strathfield
  • 15-Feb-2021

Deferment, credit points & course units

Deferment

No deferment available.

Students with a Student Visa will need to complete the program in minimum duration, study at least one subject on-campus each semester and must not undertake more than 33% of the program online.

Credit Points

80

Course Units (Subjects)

Schedule of Unit Offerings

Course costs

  • Unit Fee: $2925.00 (2021)
  • Average first year fee: $23400.00 (2021)
  • Estimated Total Cost: $23400.00 (2021)

Important Note on Fees

The Tuition fees quoted above are for commencing students in the current year who undertake a normal full-time load. The Unit Fee is based on a 10cp unit. Fees are reviewed annually.

Tuition fees for continuing students may increase by up to 3 percent each year for the minimum duration of the course as provided on your electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCOE). Students who continue to study beyond the minimum duration will have the relevant annual commencing rate applied to their fees for subsequent study periods.

Essential requirements for admission

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed, within the last five years, a Bachelor degree including:

  1. an accredited three year sequence in Psychology;
  2. with a GPA of at least 5.0 on the ACU seven point scale; and;
  3. credit level or above in a total of four second or third year Psychology units.

If the Bachelor degree was completed outside of Australia, applicants must seek an ‘Assessment of Overseas Qualifications’ from the Australian Psychological Society (APS) to confirm that it is equivalent to an Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) accredited three-year sequence in psychology. Evidence of this must be submitted with the application.

Applicants must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy and require an academic IELTS minimum overall score of 7.0 (with a minimum score of 7.0 in all bands), or an equivalent acceptable test score as outlined in the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy (Schedule 3).

Inherent Requirements

There are essential components of a course or unit that demonstrate the capabilities, knowledge and skills to achieve the core learning outcomes of the course or unit. Learn more about inherent requirements and how they affect you, and explore the requirements for your course.

Career paths

The Graduate Diploma in Psychology is currently recognised by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council as an accredited fourth-year program in Psychology. Students who complete the program will be eligible for provisional registration as a psychologist and associate membership with the Australian Psychological Society.

Professional recognition

This course is currently accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) and approved by the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA) as a suitable program of study for the purpose of registration as a psychologist. The course is undergoing a scheduled re-assessment of its accreditation status in 2019 for 2020 onwards.

Please note that a minimum six-year sequence of education and training in psychology is required for an individual to become eligible for general registration as a psychologist in Australia.

English language requirements

Applicants require an academic IELTS minimum overall score of 7.0 (with a minimum score of 7.0 in all bands), or an equivalent acceptable test score as outlined in the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy (Schedule 3).

Pathways to further study

Students who complete a Graduate Diploma in Psychology may be eligible to apply for entry to postgraduate courses in psychology, such as the Master of Professional Psychology and Master of Psychology.

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