Graduate Certificate in Psychology (GCertPsych)

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The Graduate Certificate in Psychology is a fully online offering designed for applicants who have already completed a three-year undergraduate degree at AQF Level 7 that may or may not have included psychology.

Courses focus on contemporary research, theories and applications to develop critical and analytic thinking and research skills, providing foundational knowledge in topics from the scientific discipline of psychology.
The program is appropriate for people who want to develop knowledge and skills for enhancing their chosen career or who are preparing for further advanced studies in Psychology – it can be a stepping-stone into the Graduate Diploma in Psychology
The Graduate Certificate in Psychology is an AQF Level 8 qualification with a standard part-time duration of 0.7 years.

Academic Program Rules for Graduate Certificate in Psychology

There shall be a Graduate Certificate in Psychology.

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the Graduate Certificate in Psychology, the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following courses with a combined total of not less than 15 units comprising:
- Foundation courses to the value of 6 units
- Core courses to the value of 9 units

Core Courses

To satisfy the requirements for Core Courses students must complete courses to the value of 15 units.

Foundation Courses

Courses to the value of 6 units from the following:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
PSYCHOL 6500OL Foundations of Psychology 3
PSYCHOL 6501OL Research Methods, Design and Analysis 3


Courses to the value of 9 units from the following:

Core Courses

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
PSYCHOL 6502OL Developmental Psychology 3
PSYCHOL 6503OL Psychological Health & Wellbeing 3
PSYCHOL 6504OL Applying Research Methods in Psychology 3
PSYCHOL 6505OL Culture and Context 3
PSYCHOL 6506OL Social Psychology 3
PSYCHOL 6507OL Perception and Cognition 3
PSYCHOL 6508OL Individual Differences and Assessment 3
PSYCHOL 6509OL Learning and Behaviour 3