Postgraduate Diploma of Psychology

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  • Objectives
    CSU’s Postgraduate Diploma of Psychology course is designed to provide fourth year training in psychology and an avenue to professional registration.
  • Academic title
    Postgraduate Diploma of Psychology
  • Course description
    About the course

    The Postgraduate Diploma of Psychology provides a fourth-year qualification in psychology to students who have completed an accredited undergraduate psychology program. It is offered by distance education at Bathurst and on campus at Wagga Wagga.

    The course is designed to suit individuals who will commence professional work as intern psychologists after receiving their fourth-year qualification. In addition to its focus on education in core theoretical areas (e.g. psychological assessment, ethics and professional issues, and treatment and intervention approaches) and research competencies, the course offers training in the foundations of counselling theory and practice as well as elective units of study in several common areas of psychological practice (health, forensic and industrial/organisational psychology).

    Transfer to the Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) (Honours) program may be available to students who demonstrate excellent academic performance during the first year of the Postgraduate Diploma of Psychology. Students enrolled part-time in the Postgraduate Diploma of Psychology may apply to transfer to the Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) (Honours) subject to meeting certain eligibility criteria.

    Where it will take you

    Graduates will be able to apply for provisional registration as a Psychologist in NSW and most Australian States and Territories and work as a psychologist under supervision.

    Your course is recognised by industry

    The Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology is accredited as a fourth year psychology course by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council and the NSW Psychologists Registration Board.

    Residential schools

    Compulsory residential schools for distance education students are held on campus each session. In some subjects, attendance at weekend schools may be required. Students will be notified of precise residential school dates in the preceding session.

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