Graduate Diploma in Psychology (Advanced) [Online] (GDipPsych(Adv))

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Special Notes

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The Graduate Diploma in Psychology (Advanced) is a flexible and fully online alternative to a fourth year (Honours level) in psychology. It is designed for applicants who have already completed an APAC accredited three-year undergraduate psychology degree at AQF Level 7, or an APAC accredited graduate diploma in psychology at AQF Level 8.

Commensurate with APAC accreditation requirements, courses focus on pre-professional competencies in psychology practice, including but not limited to; interpersonal communication, interviewing and assessment, intervention and strategy design, as well as research skills. The program concludes with a demonstration of these skills via an individual research project capstone.

The Graduate Diploma in Psychology (Advanced) is an AQF Level 8 qualification with a standard full-time duration of 1 year. However, this program is only offered part-time for a duration of 1.3 years.


Condition of Enrolment

Interruption of program: Research Project A and Research Project B courses must be taken in consecutive Online Teaching Periods. Leave of absence requests are not permitted under ordinary circumstances once a student has commenced or completed Research Project A.

Academic Program Rules for Graduate Diploma in Psychology (Advanced) [Online]

There shall be a Graduate Diploma in Psychology (Advanced) [Online].

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the Graduate Diploma in Psychology (Advanced), the student must satisfactorily complete a program of study consisting of the 24 units, comprising:

  1. Core courses to the value of 18 units:
  • Carousel 1 (9 units)
  • Carousel 2 (9 units)
  1. Research project courses to the value of 6 units
  • Carousel 3 (6 units)