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  • Objectives
    This course provides students, who have previously completed an accredited three-year sequence in psychology, with the opportunity for advanced level study in a selection of areas of specialisation in psychology. The course has been designed to provide graduates with an approved accredited fourth year of training in psychology.
  • Entry requirements
    Completion, within last five years, of a Bachelor degree including: 1. an accredited three year sequence in psychology; 2. at least a credit average across all units of the pass degree; 3. at least credit level in four second and third year psychology units; and 4. at least a pass in the prerequisites for units to be undertaken in the Postgraduate Diploma.
  • Academic Title
    Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology
  • Course description
    The Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology is recognised by the Australian Psychological Society as an accredited fourth-year program in Psychology. Those students who satisfactorily complete the program will be eligible for probationary registration as psychologists in Victoria, as well as becoming eligible for associate membership with the Australian Psychological Society.

    Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology
    PgDipPsych

    80 cp

    Minimum duration: 1 year full-time or equivalent part-time.

    Course available at:
    Brisbane, Queensland
    Melbourne, Victoria

    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 Postgraduate Diploma

    To qualify for the Postgraduate Diploma, a student must complete 80 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings, consisting of:

       1. 30 cp from Core Units
       2. 40 cp from Research Units;
       3. 10 cp from Electives, consisting of 10 cp from each of Group A and Group B, or as otherwise approved by the Course Co-ordinator.

    Schedule of Unit Offerings

    Prerequisite (Pre), co-requisite (Co) and incompatible Inc) units are indicated in parentheses where applicable.

    Core Units
    Unit Code     Credit Points     Unit Name
    PSYC413     10     Professional Issues and Ethics
    PSYC423     10     Assessment and Intervention (Inc: PSYC406 Theories of Intervention)
    PSYC424     10     Research Methods (Inc: PSYC404 Research and Quantitative Methods in                                         Psychology A and PSYC419 Research and Quantitative Methods in Psychology B)

    Research Units
    Unit Code     Credit Points     Unit Name
    PSYC409     20     Research Project A (Pre: or Co: PSYC424 Research Methods)
    PSYC420     20     Research Project B (Pre: PSYC409 Research Project A and PSYC424 Research                                 Methods)

    Electives
    Unit Code     Credit Points     Unit Name
    PSYC405     10     Comparative Psychology
    PSYC407     10     History and Philosophy of Psychology
    PSYC412     10     Psychology of Ageing
    PSYC414     10     Cultural Issues for Psychologists
    PSYC415     10     Theories of Psychoanalysis
    PSYC422     10     Cognitive Neuropsychology

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