Course Structure and Sequence

Graduate Diploma of Psychological Science 

  • The Graduate Diploma of Psychological Science comprises 9 core units, each 6 credit point units, a total of 54 credit points.

  • Consistent with APAC requirements for qualifying 3-year psychology sequence courses, the 9 core units in the Graduate Diploma of Psychological Science, enable learners to deepen and broaden their knowledge and skills, through a curriculum that intentionally and visibly addresses the transition to higher level study in Psychology.
  • This degree is for students who already hold a conferred and recognised degree at Bachelor level or higher in any discipline and have completed an APAC accredited first year sequence in psychology. For those who hold a degree but have not completed an accredited first year sequence in psychology, a transition program of 3 units is required for entry to the Graduate Diploma of Psychological Science.
  • A standard annual full-time enrollment pattern at ACAP is 8 units per year undertaken as 3 units in trimester 1, 3 units in trimester 2, and 2 units in trimester 3. However, the Graduate Diploma of Psychological Science can be completed in one year by completing 3 units each trimester for 3 trimesters.

 

PSYC5212 Psychology: An Evidence-Based Approach 2 Advanced

PSYC5222 Perception and Cognition Advanced

PSYC5232 Learning and Memory Advanced

PSYC5242 Life Span Development Advanced

PSYC5352 Psychology: An Evidence Based Approach 3 Advanced

PSYC5362 Psychological Measurement and Assessment Advanced

PSYC5372 Psychopathology Advanced

PSYC5382 Intercultural Diversity and Indigenous Psychology Advanced

PSYC5392 Professional Issues and Applications in Psychology Advanced

Rules of Progression

  • PSYC5212 is a pre/co-requisite for all other units in the Graduate Diploma of Psychological Science.
  • 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:http://www.acap.edu.au/current-students/managing-my-course/a-z-policies/