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University of New England

Armidale , NSW ,Australia

Graduate Diploma in Psychology

Are you interested in studying psychology, but have already completed a Bachelor's degree in other subject areas? The Graduate Diploma in Psychology (GradDipPsych) provides an effective means of getting an accredited undergraduate major in psychology to satisfy a personal interest or in order to pursue subsequent studies in psychology in the fourth year and beyond for academic or professional reasons. With no former university units in psychology, this degree involves 10 units that can be completed in a minimum of 1 year (if study commences in Trimester 3 and finishes in Trimester 2 of the following year). If an applicant has already completed Introductory Psychology units in a previous degree then they only need to undertake 8 post-introductory units; which can be completed within two trimesters full-time. Advanced standing on up to fifty percent (50%) of the units in this course is available.

Campus Information


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Application Processing Time in Days: 30

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

Our Graduate Diploma in Psychology is the next step towards further studies in psychology. Alternatively, you can choose to apply your skills and knowledge to a career in one of the many fields in which an understanding of human behavior is beneficial. This includes roles in the public, private, and non-profit sectors where you are required to interact with people or provide services and care for others.  

The Graduate Careers Council of Australia reports strong demand in Australia for people with psychology qualifications. Some of the wide-ranging career pathways that you could consider include:  

  • further fourth-year study in psychology 
  • family services and support work 
  • youth justice or youth support work 
  • learning support worker 
  • human resources  
  • management roles in health and social care. 

PSW Opportunity

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Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

A candidate shall:

  • (a) hold an AQF Level 7 Bachelor qualification in any discipline; or
  • (b) if no bachelor qualification, hold an AQF Level 8 or higher qualification in any discipline (applications made under rule (b) will be assessed by the Course Coordinator for eligibility).