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What will I learn?

This accelerated, advanced program provides an ideal platform from which to step into the professional world of psychology. Conveniently studied part-time over just 1.3 years (subject to course availability) —100% online—it offers the equivalent learning of a psychology bachelor degree’s honours year.

Successful completion will open many rewarding career paths.

What will you do?

Developed by the University’s world-class, research-active psychology academics, including titleholders working in clinical practice, the degree is highly practical and industry-informed. You will: gain significant capability in effective questioning, rapport building and empathic responding; learn about important psychological assessment and testing considerations, including key ethical issues and cultural responsiveness; understand when and how to apply appropriate psychological concepts and interventions; acquire advanced research design and analysis capabilities, and the ability to apply them to complex real-world problems; hone skills in the effective presentation of your research findings to a variety of audiences.

Where could it take you?

You could continue studying to become a registered psychologist. You might go on to a research master’s or PhD. Or perhaps you’ll apply your psychological skills and insight directly in the workforce, enhancing both your own performance and that of those around you.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Study options

Online/Distance (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$31,920.00 (17,55,776) per year
AUD $3,990 per course. COVID-19 OFFSHORE STUDY FEE REBATE: All continuing and commencing international students who are studying offshore and unable to travel to Australia due to border restrictions may be eligible for the rebate of up to 20%.

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

Start date

4 July 2022, 29 August 2022, 24 October 2022

Entry requirements

For students from United States

To be eligible for the Graduate Diploma in Psychology (Advanced), you need to meet one of the following requirement options: OPTION 1: A completed bachelor's degree with a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 5, that includes an Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) three-year sequence in psychology. AND A minimum grade average of 65% in Level 2 and Level 3 psychology courses taken as part of that degree. OPTION 2: Completed an APAC-accredited Graduate Diploma of Psychology with a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 5.

For international students

To be eligible for the Graduate Diploma in Psychology (Advanced), you need to meet one of the following requirement options:

OPTION 1: A completed bachelor's degree with a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 5, that includes an Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) three-year sequence in psychology. AND A minimum grade average of 65% in Level 2 and Level 3 psychology courses taken as part of that degree.

OPTION 2: Completed an APAC-accredited Graduate Diploma of Psychology with a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 5.

IELTS: Overall band score of 6.5 and Band score of 6 in all bands; TOEFL Paper-based: total score of 577 with a minimum of 4.5 in the Test of Written English (TWE) or Internet-based: total score of 79 with a minimum of 21 in Writing, 18 in Speaking and 13 in Reading and Listening; Pearson Test of English (Academic) overall score of 58 and Skills profile of no less than 50 in all skills; and Cambridge English-Advanced (CAE): Overall score of 176 and Individual score of 169 in all skills.

Application deadline: Nov 05.

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

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