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Graduate Diploma of Psychological Science

Graduate Diploma of Psychological Science

Understand success. Lead a progressive career in psychology
1 Year Full Time
Graduate Diploma
CRICOS Code: 071879A
Australian Qualification Framework: 8
Available at
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane*, Perth*, Adelaide*, Online
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Be intrigued by the human mind

Bachelor of Psychological Science


If you’ve already passed an undergraduate degree, but have a driving passion to understand human behaviour at a deeper level, this is the course for you. Our Graduate Diploma of Psychological Science gives you deep insight into why we think and act the way we do.

You will build a strong foundation in critical and analytical thinking and develop your skills to successfully design, construct and evaluate research, allowing you to uncover the nuances of human behaviour through the scientific discipline of psychology.

This course is conditionally accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC).

This course has been accredited by TEQSA.

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

Bachelor of Psychological Science

What you'll learn

Expertise in human behaviour forms the foundation of all our courses including our Graduate Diploma of Psychological Science.


Research methodology and statistics
Perception and cognition
Learning and memory
Lifespan development
Psychological measurement and assessment
Intercultural diversity and Indigenous psychology
Professional issues and applications

Course structure

This course is made up of 9 units

The course duration is 1 year full time or up to 3 years part time. For more information on the recommended course sequence click here.

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Pathways for future study

Graduates can consider further study such as our Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours).

Michelle, Graduate Diploma of Psychological Science
Personalisation makes the course and enhances learning. As a result I’ve done so much better at ACAP – both personally and academically. The lecturers are relatable, honest and supportive of leading you in the right direction. Michelle, Graduate Diploma of Psychological Science
George, Graduate Diploma of Psychological Science
I was drawn to studying at ACAP because of my interest in helping and understanding people. I had previously studied Economics and Law. The best thing about ACAP is that it's flexible, inclusive and supportive. George, Graduate Diploma of Psychological Science
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