What will I learn?

If you’re working towards becoming a registered psychologist and have already completed an accredited three-year undergraduate psychology degree or equivalent, this course provides you with an alternative option to an honours year to satisfy the educational requirements needed to register and work as a provisional psychologist.

If you're in your last semester of your undergraduate psychology degree, you can apply for an early conditional offer based on your results to date. You will need a GPA of at least 2.0 in all psychology units.

Students in the Graduate Diploma in Psychology must complete coursework at an advanced level as well as a group-based research project written up as an individual thesis.

On completion of this course, you can apply for a masters program in Psychology like the Master of Applied Psychology (Professional) or Master of Applied Psychology (Clinical).

4 reasons to study a Graduate Diploma in Psychology at Murdoch

  • Complete a research project in an area of psychology that is of interest to you. You’ll gain an in-depth understanding of a particular topic, and develop high-level writing skills by preparing an individual thesis.
  • Study on your own terms – we offer flexible study arrangements allowing you to study full-time or part-time.
  • Take advantage of our scholarships such as the Murdoch University Academic Excellence Award.
  • Start your first step to become a registered psychologist throughout the coursework units, which are specifically designed to enhance practical skills and theoretical knowledge necessary for psychologists.

Which department am I in?

Health

CRICOS

052860C

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$31,080.00 (US$ 22,178) per year
Start date

28 February 2022

Venue

Murdoch University

Perth Campus,

90 South Street,

MURDOCH,

Western Australia,

6150, PERTH, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have completed a Bachelor degree (AQF level 7) or equivalent; Successful completion of at least two university units at AQF level 7 degree or above. Academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS): overall 6.0 with no band below 6.0; Test of English as a Foreign Language - IBT (TOEFL IBT): 73 with no band less than 18; Test of English as a Foreign Language - Paper Based (TOEFL - Paper Based): 534 (Test of Written English not less than 4.5); Pearson Test of English (PTE) - 50 with no band below 50; Cambridge Advanced English prior 52 with no section less than Borderline; Cambridge Advanced English after 169 overall with no band below 169 ; Occupational English Test (OET): OET with a minimum of C in the four components.

For international students

A three-year Bachelor's degree in Psychology accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council or Australian Psychological Society-approved alternative, completed within the last 10 years. Some students may be required to complete additional units to satisfy specified unit prerequisites.

English Language Requirements: Academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with an overall 7.0 with no band below 7.0; TOEFL 94 with no band less than 24; Test of English as a Foreign Language - Paper Based (TOEFL - Paper Based): 592 (Test of Written English not less than 5.0); Pearson Test of English (PTE) 68 with no band below 68; Cambridge Advanced English prior to January 2015 (CAE): 67 with no section less than Good; Cambridge Advanced English after January 2015 (CAE): 185 overall with no band below 185; Occupational English Test (OET): OET with a minimum of one A and three B's in the four components.

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

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