Graduate Diploma of Psychological Science
Nature vs Nurture? Find answers through critical thinking.

KEY INFORMATION

National CRICOS Course Code
071878B
Course length
1 year full-time (or part-time equivalent)

INTAKES AND START DATES

1ST TRIMESTER
Monday 5 February 2018
2nd TRIMESTER
Monday 28 May 2018
3rd TRIMESTER
Monday 17 September 2018

Study modes

Study on-campus in Sydney or Melbourne 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.

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.

Structure

This course is comprised of a number of core units. Core units are compulsory subjects required to complete your degree. 

There are no elective units available for this degree.

9

UNITS

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.

 

Feel free to get in touch with us

1800 061 199
info.acap@navitas.com
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 score of 6.5 with no sub-score less than 6.0 completed in the last two years (or equivalent).

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.

If you’re interested in the human condition, this is the place to be. My diploma activated parts of my brain I hadn’t used for 30 or 40 years. And that is incredibly satisfying.

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Your Career Pathways

LIFE CHANGING HUMAN SERVICES

Gain experience that puts you on the pathway to working as a psychologist, including clinical, counselling and research. Work in areas such as health and social welfare, social policy and research, market research, human services, disability and ageing, mental health services, juvenile justice and immigration and refugee support services.

Further Study Pathway

Graduates from courses may be eligible for further study including ACAP’s Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) or graduate-entry degrees in areas such as health sciences, community services, business and accounting, and policy.

The Psychology Study Sequence

It takes 6 years to become eligible to be registered as a psychologist in Australia. Currently the 6 years can be made up of:

  • 6 years of accredited study
  • 5 years of accredited study and 1 year of supervised practice
  • 4 years of accredited study and 2 years of supervised practice
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