James Cook University JCU

Graduate Diploma of Psychology

James Cook University JCU

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00117J

This program includes advanced topics in psychology to develop professional competencies and knowledge bases. Students also work in small groups to conduct an independent research project that culminates in a thesis.


24 credit points. Students may be required to undertake such tests and interviews as are considered necessary to assess their suitability to work in the helping professions.


  • Psychology

Standard entry requirements

  • Completion, within 10 years of application, of an AQF level 7 bachelor degree, including a 3-year sequence in psychology accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council
  • And a minimum credit average in all level 2 and 3 psychology subjects taken as part of that degree
  • Or equivalent.


Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC).

Study pathways

Graduates who wish to become fully registered as psychologists, must complete two years of supervised practice in the field or an accredited masters degree and a further year of supervised practice.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
JCU Townsville Domestic: $28,600
International: $32,280
  • Full-time : 1 year
  • Part-time : 2 years

Further information

For more information: https://www.jcu.edu.au/courses-and-study.

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