Graduate Diploma of Psychology

Australian Catholic University (ACU)

This program is for students who have previously completed an accredited three-year sequence in psychology. It offers advanced level study in a selection of specialised areas in psychology. The program provides graduates with an approved Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) fourth year of training in psychology. In addition to covering professional issues and ethics, assessment and intervention, and research projects into human behaviour, this program also offers electives in advanced topics in: Applied Psychology; Cognition; Developmental Psychology; Social Psychology.

Course Fee:

$18,080.00

Entry Requirements:

Applicants must have completed, within the last five years, a Bachelor degree including: an accredited three year sequence in psychology; with a GPA of at least 5.0 on the ACU seven point scale; and credit level or above in a total of four second or third year Psychology units.

Structure:

80 cp

Subjects you can Study:

Psychology

Study Pathways:

Students who complete a Graduate Diploma in Psychology are eligible to apply for entry to postgraduate courses in psychology, such as the Master of Professional Psychology and Master of Psychology.

Further information:

The Graduate Diploma in Psychology is recognised by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council as an accredited fourth-year program in Psychology.

Recognition:

Australian Psychology Accreditation Council. Students who complete the program will be eligible for provisional registration as a psychologist and associate membership with the Australian Psychological Society.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00004G

Related Careers:

Psychologist,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Melbourne (St Patrick's) No info No Full time 1 year
Melbourne (St Patrick's) No info No Part time 2 years
Brisbane (McAuley at Banyo) No info No Full time 1 year
Brisbane (McAuley at Banyo) No info No Part time 2 years
Strathfield (Mount Saint Mary) No info No Full time 1 year
Strathfield (Mount Saint Mary) No info No Part time 2 years

The world is our campus

We’re a publicly-funded university which has grown rapidly over the past few years. The world is our campus, and we put our students and staff at the centre of a vibrant global network of scholars, partnerships and opportunities. ACU has seven campuses around Australia – in Brisbane, North Sydney, Strathfield, Canberra, Ballarat, Melbourne and Adelaide – and we’ve recently opened a campus in Rome, Italy. With us, you’ll have the chance to study overseas with one of more than 200 partner institutions around the world.

Engaged with industry and society

We’re closely integrated into our communities and industries, working with them to answer the big questions, and to create tangible results. From hospitals, to schools and any number of far-flung places, our students and staff have always rolled up their sleeves to be fully engaged in the real world. 

All our students enjoy extensive opportunities for practical placements, and community engagement is a core part of their university experience. You could find yourself teaching children in Vanuatu, assisting in a community organisation in Cambodia, working with a welfare agency in Florence, or helping to develop youth soccer teams in East Timor. When they graduate, our students are ready to work, and the employment rate of our bachelor degree graduates is consistently higher than the national average.*

We see the whole person

You are welcome at ACU irrespective of your socio-cultural background, religious beliefs or aspirations. We’re inclusive and supportive of everyone, every day. With us, you’ll be valued and encouraged to thrive to the full extent of your potential. From academic skills to career and counselling services, we have a range of support services to help you succeed. We also offer nearly 400 scholarships, which

recognise academic achievement, community participation, and help out students from a range of backgrounds. 

Education with a bigger purpose

ACU offers programs in allied health, arts, business and commerce, education and teaching, exercise science, health, law, nursing and midwifery, paramedicine, philosophy, psychology and counselling, science, social work, and theology.

Along with significant student growth in recent years, we’ve begun to compete more intensely through our research output. ACU research programs tackle enduring and pressing issues in society, in Australia, and around the world.

At ACU, it’s education, but with a bigger purpose.


*Beyond Graduate Survey 2015, 2014 and 2013, conducted by Graduate Careers Australia as part of the Australian Graduate Survey.


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