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What will I learn?

This program is designed to provide you with the foundational knowledge and skills for further study in the areas of psychology, counselling, human services and social work.

You will develop an understanding of key theories of social and psychological science and structures of human services within their broader historical, socio-cultural, political and economic contexts.

Additional workshops focus on the critical and reflective thinking skills important to understanding the complexities of human cognition and behaviour, interpersonal relationships and social systems in contemporary society.

Program Structure

First trimester

Academic & Professional Skills Development OR English Language & Communication for Health

Human Services Structures

Interpersonal Skills

Introductory Individual & Social Psychology

Second trimester

Human Services Processes OR Introductory Cognitive & Biological Psychology

Introduction to Social Theory

Equity & Diversity

Lifespan Development OR Research Methods & Statistics in Psychology



Study options

Full Time (8 months)

Tuition fees
A$28,500.00 (15,25,696) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

18 October 2021


Griffith College

Mt Gravatt Campus,

Level 5, International Building, M14176 Messines Ridge Road,



4122, BRISBANE, Australia

Full Time (8 months)

Tuition fees
A$28,500.00 (15,25,696) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

18 October 2021


Gold Coast Campus

Level 4, International Building,

G52 Parklands Drive,



4215, GOLD COAST, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

Year 12 or equivalent with a pass in 3 general/applied subjects

Entry requirements vary from country to country.

English entry requirements

IELTS (Academic) - 5.5 (with no band below 5.0)

TOEFL - 525/46

ISLPR - 2+

Pearsons Test of English (Academic) - 42

Cambridge English Scale - 162 (with no score below 154)

Domestic Students:

To be eligible for your program of study, you must have achieved the pre-requisite study at a level comparable to Australian Year 12 or in recognised post-secondary studies.

Mature Age

Mature age students (21 years of age and over) may be admitted into a program without meeting the formal academic requirements if you have relevant work experience and/or other acceptable qualifications.

International Students:

Entry requirements vary from country to country. To find out your entry requirements based on your country, visit the Griffith College website.

International students who do not meet the English language requirements may undertake English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS) at Griffith English Language Institute (GELI).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About Griffith College

Griffith College’s diplomas are university-designed, in many cases providing full credit and progression to Griffith University in the 2nd year.

  • Easy transition to Griffith University
  • Internationally recognised tertiary-level qualifications
  • Small class sizes and personalised support for students
  • Fast-track graduation for select courses in eight months