What will I learn?

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:

  • Applied Psychology
  • Cognition
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Social Psychology

Career paths

The Graduate Diploma in Psychology is 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.

Students with a Student Visa will need to complete the program in minimum duration, study at least one subject on-campus each semester and must not undertake more than 33% of the program online.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Health Sciences

CRICOS

083210C

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$23,400.00 (US$ 16,277) per year
Unit Fee: AUD $2,925
Start date

15 February 2021

Venue

Melbourne Campus

The Mary Glowrey Building,

115 Victoria Parade,

FITZROY,

Victoria,

3065, MELBOURNE, Australia

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$23,400.00 (US$ 16,277) per year
Unit Fee: AUD $2,925
Start date

15 February 2021

Venue

Strathfield Campus

25A Barker Road,

STRATHFIELD,

New South Wales,

2135, SYDNEY, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must hold the equivalent of an Australian bachelor degree from a recognised university or institution with a pass average. Individual courses may also have additional specific requirements. English language proficiency: Overall IELTS score of 6.5 (with an individual score of 6.0 for all tests); Pearson Test of English (PTE): 61 with a minimum of 50 in all four communicative skills; Test of English as a Foreign Language - Academic (TOEFL): Internet based total of 90: minimum 25 writing; ACU English Language Test: B (65-74%); Cambridge Advanced English (CAE): Overall CAE of 176 (Minimum individual score of 169 in all tests).

For international students

An applicant must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.
To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed, within the last five years, an IELTS score of 7.0 (with no subtest less than 7.0) and 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.

Pearson Test of English (PTE): 65 with a minimum of 65 in all four communicative skills; Test of English as a Foreign Language - Academic (TOEFL): Internet based total of 100: minimum 25 writing, speaking, reading and listening; ACU English Language Test: A (75-100%); Cambridge Advanced English (CAE): Overall CAE score of 185 Individual score of 185 in all tests.

Application deadlines: Semester One - 11 February; Applications for Semester two entry will open in January.

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

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