Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
The Graduate Diploma of Psychological Science (H603) offers students who have already successfully completed an undergraduate degree in any other discipline but who wish to change career path, the opportunity to complete a major sequence in psychology without having to undertake a full-three-year degree. This one-year Graduate Diploma of Psychological Science (H603) is a 10-credit point course that is compliant with AQF level 8 standards of knowledge and skills, and will enable you to undertake additional study in pursuit of professional registration as a psychologist. All 10 units are compulsory, there are no elective units. Upon successful completion of the Graduate Diploma of Psychological Science (H603) students can undertake the further study required to fully register as a psychologist or exit after the one year course and enter a variety of professional demanding the skills of an undergraduate course in psychology. The Graduate Diploma of Psychological Science can be completed in one calendar year by taking advantage of the Deakin trimester system. It is offered to domestic and international students.
To complete the Graduate Diploma of Psychological Science students must attain 10 credit points. All units in the course are core (these are compulsory) and must be completed. There are no elective units.
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Standard entry requirements
To be eligible for admission into this new course, applicants will need to have: a recognised Level 7 undergraduate degree qualification (from a discipline other than psychology).
The course has received Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) accreditation and Psychology Board of Australia endorsement and will enable you to undertake additional study in pursuit of professional registration as a psychologist.
This course can be a pathway to an APAC accredited fourth year Honours or Graduate Diploma of Psychology course and other postgraduate coursework programs.
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