Graduate Diploma in Psychology
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.
Inherent requirements ensure the academic integrity of a course is maintained and preserves the university's learning, assessment, and accreditation processes. They must be met by all students.
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.
- compliance with the policies, procedures and regulations which are applicable to all students at ACU.
- the mandatory requirements associated with the course of study, eg attendance, completion of assignments.
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Minimum English Language Requirements
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Job Opportunity Potential
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.
One year courses are not eligible for applying PSW
Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria
To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed, within the last five years, a Bachelor degree including:
- an accredited three year sequence in Psychology;
- with a GPA of at least 5.0 on the ACU seven point scale; and;
- credit level or above in a total of four second or third year Psychology units.
If the Bachelor's 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)
- Course Code: 083210C
- Course Type: Full Time
- Course Level: Post Graduate Diploma or Certificate
- Duration: 01 Year
Total Tuition Fee:
Annual Cost of Living: 21041 AUD
Application Fee: N/A