This course is designed to meet the needs of graduates who wish to pursue a career in psychology or related fields by providing them with the opportunity to undertake an Australian Psychological Society (APS) accredited undergraduate major in psychology, particularly for those who desire entry to fourth year Psychology courses. Career opportunities available to graduates of this course include: youth work, advertising and marketing, policy and research, consumer research, industrial relations, human resources, program coordination and welfare. Major employers include the Northern Territory and Commonwealth government departments, local business and multinational corporations, as well as child, family and aged care services, educational and rehabilitation community-based agencies.
Successful completion of a recognised bachelors degree or equivalent with successful completion of first year Psychology or equivalent study/ experience. Students who have a major in Psychology are not eligible for enrolment.
Graduate Diploma in Psychology (GDPSYC)
The Graduate Diploma in Psychology is a one year course for graduates without a major or specialisation in Psychology who wish to pursue their interests in working with people in diverse contexts. The course covers cognition, learning, biological bases of behaviour, research design and analysis, life span development and other core areas of psychology. Understanding of psychology is relevant to many careers in business, public service and community-based agencies. The course consists of a selection of core units from the Bachelor of Behavioural Science in the areas of Research Design and Analysis, Developmental, Abnormal, and Socio-Cultural Psychology, Behaviour, Motivation and Personality.
A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 80 credit points as detailed below.
Compulsory Core Units totalling 20 credit points:
PSY247 Research Design and Analysis
PSY347 Advanced Research Design and Analysis
Specialist Elective units totalling 60 credit points selected from the list of available units detailed below:
PSY202 Developmental Psychology
PSY208 Biological Bases of Behaviour
PSY245 Cognition and Language
PSY305 Theories of Personality
PSY308 Behavioural Neuro-psychology
PSY340 Introduction to Behavioural Therapies
PSY353 Abnormal Psychology
Total Credit Points
Unit Repository – provides general information about each unit including a brief description and the semester and mode offered.
Timetables – provide detail on the individual class times for units offered internally. Timetables for the following academic year are available from the middle of December each year.
Bookshop – if text books have been prescribed, recommended or ordered for units in this course, details are available by unit code through the Casuarina Campus Bookshop.