Previous Course Structure and Sequence

Graduate Diploma of Psychological Science

For students currently enrolled in and commenced up to Term 2 2015

  • Students complete 8 psychology units over 1 year of full-time or part-time equivalent study (24 credit points)
  • The 8 psychology units include three core 200 level units and four core 300 level units plus one elective at either 200 or 300 level
  • Students must have completed introductory psychology units equivalent to first year psychology units of an Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) three year sequence including (as part of those units or as a separate unit) an introduction to research design and analysis.  Students who have not completed these units as part of a previous degree can take the first year psychology units at ACAP as prerequisites to entry to the program.
* 7 core psychology
* 1 psychology electives(from a choice of 3)
Core Level 200

PSYC2012 Psychology: An Evidence-Based Approach 2

PSYC2022 Perception and Cognition

PSYC2032 Learning and Memory

Core Level 300

PSYC3012 Psychology: An Evidence-Based Approach 3

PSYC3032 Psychological Measurement and Assessment

PSYC3042 Intercultural Diversity and Indigenous Psychology

PSYC3052 Professional Issues and Applications in Psychology

Elective Level 200/300

PSYC2042 Life Span Development

PSYC2052 Social Psychology

PSYC3022 Psychopathology

Rules of Progression

  • Students must complete three 200-level core psychology units, four 300-level core psychology units, one elective psychology unit from either 200 level or 300 level
  • Students must complete PSYC2012 Psychology: An Evidence-Based Approach 2 prior to enrolling in PSYC3012 Psychology: An Evidence-Based Approach 3 or any other level 300 unit
  • Students must maintain a satisfactory level of academic progression as outlined in the Course Progression Policy. These policies, for domestic and for international students, are available at: