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Graduate Diploma of Professional Psychology Practice

Graduate Diploma of Professional Psychology Practice

Understand success. Lead a progressive career in psychology
Duration
1 Year Full Time
Graduate Diploma
CRICOS Code: 099076F
Australian Qualification Framework: 8
Available at
ACAP Sydney, ACAP Melbourne*
Study modes
Entry requirements
Fees
Fee help available
Start dates

not available in Trimester 1

Course not available in Trimester 1

Please note that this course will not be offered in Trimester 1. We are aiming to make it available from Trimester 2.

Overview

Are you pursuing general registration as a psychologist? ACAP’s Graduate Diploma of Professional Psychology Practice provides a sixth year of professional training in psychology for fifth-year Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) accredited psychology graduates seeking to complete the 5+1 pathway to registration. This course is offered on a trimester basis.

The Graduate Diploma of Professional Psychology Practice involves extensive hands-on psychological practice and we work collaboratively with you to find a suitable long-term internship that will meet your interests and professional development needs. We also offer assistance in commencing your internship through an internal ACAP placement, where required. All students are supported through regular individual and group supervision, delivered by experienced staff who are familiar with Psychology Board of Australia requirements. The professional development is explicitly designed so you can experience an alternate route to the typical 5+1 pathway, preparing you for the national psychology exam and incorporating writing case studies throughout the course.

This course has been accredited by the Navitas Professional Institute (NPI) under its self-accrediting authority.

* This course is only available to international students on-campus in Sydney.

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What you'll learn

Our Graduate Diploma of Professional Psychology Practice is centered on three core principles:

Flexibility
Personally-tailored
Student-focused

EXPLORE WITH AN APPLIED FOCUS:

Advanced Professional Psychology Practice: Working with clients
Advanced Professional Psychology Practice: Supervision
Professional Psychology: Assessment, interventions, ethics and communication

Course structure

Additional majors

This course is made up of 3 units

Pathways for future study

This course serves as an alternate route to the typical 5+1 pathway. It will prepare you for the national psychology exam and incorporates writing case studies throughout the course.

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Through the Graduate Diploma of Professional Psychology Practice I have had the opportunity to work across a number of mental health services including drug and alcohol, disability services, assessment and private practice, allowing me to generate extensive knowledge in these areas. I’ve experienced a sense of accomplishment particularly in my paid placement when working one on one with a young student experiencing anxiety. Ultimately I have been able to complete the 6th year requirements with support and guidance from ACAP. Kirsty, Graduate Diploma of Professional Psychology Practice
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The big thing for me at ACAP is that age is not a barrier. If you’re interested in the human condition, this is the place to be. James, Bachelor of Psychological Science

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Chat to one of our ACAP course advisors to make sure you’re picking the right course for your goals. Think about funding options, and whether full-time or part-time study suits your commitments. We’ve also got some entry requirements and practical components to complete. Before you start studying at ACAP, check out the services and support available to students. Feel free to get in touch with us
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