Graduate Diploma of Psychology

Deakin University

This program is designed to provide a fourth year of study in psychology for students who wish to pursue a career in a professional field of applied psychology. Students will complete a combination of core units comprising both coursework and a research project which aims to develop the ability to critically evaluate theory and empirical studies; advanced skills in research design, implementation, analysis and reporting; as well as understanding of professional responsibilities, standards of performance and ethical issues.

Course Fee:

Australian: $25,128
International: $30,672

Entry Requirements:

Australian Psychological Society (APS)-accredited Bachelor degree in psychology; or Deakin University's Graduate Diploma of Psychological Science.


8 credit points

Subjects you can Study:


Study Pathways:

Students may progress through to a doctoral-level psychology course.


This course is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC), recognised for registration purposes by the Psychology Board of Australia and meet the requirements for associate membership of the Australian Psychological Society (APS).

Who for:

Psychology graduates

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00113B

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Burwood No info No Full time 1 year
Burwood No info No Part time 2 years
Waterfront No info No Full time 1 year
Waterfront No info No Part time 2 years

Deakin University has five campuses, one in Melbourne's eastern suburbs, two in the port city of Geelong and one in Warrnambool on the south-west coast of Victoria. Deakin’s fastest growing is the Cloud Campus where over 15,000 students study predominantly online. All students, regardless of their campus or mode of study, benefit from Deakin’s award-winning digital environment. 

Deakin is proud of its inclusive and student-focused culture and its reputation for using innovative digital solutions to provide an engaging and personalised learning experience. Deakin is committed to lifelong learning, providing students with choices about how, when and where learning occurs. 

With 56 000 students it is one of Australia’s largest universities. The university has a large, diverse student body, with many mature age and part-time students, a high proportion of international students and others from regional areas. It engages students from non-traditional student groups through flexible learning modes and comprehensive transition programs, as well as community-based education.

Deakin’s four faculties offer courses across the arts, science, sport, nutrition, architecture, business, law, medicine, optometry, engineering, nursing, allied health, psychology and teaching. The university provides a broad range of double degrees, offering combinations such as nursing with midwifery, health sciences with information systems, and criminology with psychological science.

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