This course provides a fourth year of study in Psychology for graduates who already have completed an accredited three-year undergraduate degree in Psychology.
- Part or full-time
(Student visa holders must study full-time)
- Part or full-time
- 1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
The Graduate Diploma in Psychology provides a fourth year of study in Psychology for graduates who already have completed an accredited three-year undergraduate degree in Psychology. The Diploma assists students who wish to meet the minimum educational qualification requirements for registration to work as a psychologist. On completion of this course, students are eligible to apply for Masters programs in Psychology. Students in the Diploma must complete coursework at an advanced level as well as a group-based research project written up as an individual thesis.
The course is fully accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC), and is recognised as such by the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and the Western Australian Psychologists’ Registration Board.
Students who complete this Diploma will have satisfied the minimum educational requirements for registration to work as a psychologist in Western Australia (provided that their undergraduate degree is from an accredited psychology program), and will also be eligible to apply for entry into relevant Master courses in applied psychology. Graduates will be able to work in many areas of psychology and the helping professions.
- Perth Campus
- Mid-year start available (Domestic students)
- School of Psychology and Exercise Science
- Graduate Diploma in Psychology (GradDipPsych)
Each course has a core set of units that must be completed for you to graduate. In addition to these core units you are free to choose other units, called general electives, to create your own course.
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At Murdoch, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee. The total cost of your course will therefore vary depending on what units you choose. Use our online Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you will need to pay.
We understand you may need help financially whilst studying for your qualification. We therefore offer eligible students a wide range of scholarships, prizes and awards across a variety of categories. Find out what scholarships Murdoch has on offer, and whether you’re eligible to apply.
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Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 1, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system. Applications close at the start of semester on 27 February.
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