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What will I learn?


Psychology is a discipline of both scientific research and applied practice. As a science, psychology is concerned with the study of behaviour and its underlying mental and neural processes.

The Graduate Diploma in Psychology provides students who have already been awarded a bachelor degree with the opportunity to gain an accredited psychology sequence (the equivalent of an undergraduate psychology degree for accreditation purposes) in under two years part-time.

You'll develop critical thinking and skills in analysis and research methods and gain an integrated and comprehensive education in the main discipline areas, including developmental, social, cognitive, biological, physiological, abnormal psychology and research methods. This program is delivered online.

Future careers

The skills acquired during training in psychology are extremely valuable to a wide variety of careers within both the public and private sector.

These include clinical and health settings such as clinics and hospitals, counselling, developmental care, public, community and occupational health, as well as community development and relations, copyrighting, management consultancy, human resources, recruitment, training and development, industrial relations, banking, journalism, marketing, business and retail management, statistical and data analysis, and many other areas.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science

Study options

Online/Distance (1.7 years)

Tuition fees
A$44,640.00 (24,05,172) per year
AUD $55,920 for the entire course

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

Start date

July 2022, August 2022, October 2022

Entry requirements

For students from United States

To gain entry to this program, students must: Have completed a Bachelor of Mathematics OR a Bachelor of Science with a major in mathematics, statistics or Computer Science OR a Bachelor of Data Science and Decisions OR a suitable cognate degree as determined by the program authority AND Have sufficient Mathematics and/or Statistics and/or Data Science background, as indicated by an average of 70 or above in appropriate level III university courses.

For international students

Students must hold an undergraduate bachelors degree in any discipline or a higher university qualification.

English Language Requirements:

IELTS: 7.0 overall (min 7.0 in each subtest); TOEFL IBT (Internet Based): 94 overall (min. 27 in writing, 24 in reading and listening, 23 in speaking); Pearson (PTE - Academic): 65 overall (min. 65 in each subtest).

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


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