This fee-paying Graduate Diploma in Psychology course will be available to university graduates of other disciplines who wish to complete an accredited undergraduate sequence in Psychology. To be eligible for this course applicants are required to have previously completed two introductory level psychology units or equivalent.
Prerequisites 1. Bachelor degree; and 2. successful completion of first year units PSYC100 Psychology A and PSYC101 Psychology B or their equivalent.
Graduate Diploma in Psychology
This course will help candidates to develop the initial knowledge base, competencies and skills upon which more advanced studies in Psychology can be developed. It will assist in preparing graduates for an APS approved fourth year in Psychology (either an Honours degree in Psychological Science or a postgraduate diploma in Psychology).
The qualification is also intended for those who are seeking to refresh and update their Psychology studies to allow entry to fourth year Psychology programs. In the Victorian context, the course would also constitute an ideal pathway for teachers wishing to prepare themselves for the teaching of Psychology in secondary schools.
An important point to note is that the Graduate Diploma in Psychology prepares graduates for an APS accredited fourth year in Psychology; it does not consist of a fourth year. The subjects that comprise the Graduate Diploma are identical to the second and third year undergraduate Psychology sequence taught in the Bachelor of Psychological Science. Graduate Diploma students will participate and be assessed in exactly the same way as students enrolled in the Bachelor's course.
The Graduate Diploma in Psychology is an accredited program recognised by the Australian Psychological Society.
* Community work
* Further studies in psychology
* Human Services
* Market research
Pathways to further study
Graduates from this program will be eligible to apply for fourth year studies in psychology (honours degree in psychological science or post-graduate diploma in psychology).
Graduate Diploma in Psychology
Minimum duration: 2 years part-time.
Course available at:
EFTSL value of units: All 10 cp units in this course have an EFTSL value of 0.125. Units with a cp value of a multiple of 10 have corresponding EFTSL values.
1. Requirements for Completion of the Graduate Diploma
To qualify for the Graduate Diploma, a student must complete 80 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings.
Schedule of Unit Offerings
Prerequisite (Pre), co-requisite (Co) and incompatible (Inc) units are indicated in parentheses where applicable.
Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
PSYC200 10 Lifespan Development (Pre: PSYC101 Psychology B)
PSYC202 10 Social Psychology (Pre: PSYC101 Psychology B)
PSYC204 10 Biological Psychology (Pre: PSYC101 Psychology B)
PSYC205 10 Learning and Perception (Pre: PSYC204 Biological Psychology)
PSYC300 10 Theories of Personality (Pre: PSYC202 Social Psychology)
PSYC304 10 Abnormal Psychology (Pre: PSYC202 Social Psychology)
PSYC307 10 Cognitive Psychology (Pre: PSYC202 Social Psychology and PSYC205 Learning and Perception)
PSYC309 10 Psychological Testing (Pre: PSYC202 Social Psychology)