Graduate Diploma of Psychological Science

Graduate Diploma of Psychological Science


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Course length

1 year full-time (or part-time equivalent)



Study modes

Study on-campus in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth or online across Australia. You will need to have access to a computer and the internet, study mode availability is subject to unit requirements and trimester enrolments.

Only available to international students on-campus in Melbourne and Sydney.

Intake & start dates
Mon 8 Feb 2021
Mon 31 May 2021
Mon 20 Sep 2021

About this course

Understand success. Lead a progressive career in psychology.

You’ve already passed an undergraduate degree, but have a driving passion to understand human behaviour at a deeper level. 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. 



This course is accredited without conditions by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) in Sydney and Melbourne, and is conditionally accredited in Brisbane.



What you'll learn

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

Explore with an applied focus:

  • Research Methodology and Statistics
  • Perception and Cognition
  • Learning and Memory
  • Life Span Development
  • Psychopathology
  • Psychological Measurement and Assessment
  • Intercultural Diversity and Indigenous Psychology
  • Professional Issues and Applications 

See the complete course guide here.

Student Experience

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...

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Before Applying

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

1800 039 139

Admission Criteria

Meet the following criteria:
  • Completion of a Bachelor Degree or higher in any discipline, and
  • Completion of an Australian Psychology Accreditation Council accredited first year Psychology sequence within the last ten years. These units are available for completion at ACAP, please contact us for info on this.

International student IELTS requirement: Academic IELTS minimum overall band of 6.5 with no individual band below 6.0 completed in the last two years (or equivalent).

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by ACAP as equivalent to Australian qualifications.

The accrediting body may have additional requirements, including minimum English language, to meet professional accreditation standards. For more information on meeting those requirements visit

Please note: International students who do not meet entry requirements for the Graduate Diploma of Psychological Science may be offered a Graduate Certificate of Psychological Science as a pathway into the Graduate Diploma of Psychological Science.

Additionally the Graduate Certificate of Psychological Science is only offered as a pathway program into the Graduate Diploma of Psychological Science and is only available on-campus in Melbourne in Sydney.