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Graduate Diploma of Psychology career outcomes


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By completing a Graduate Diploma of Psychology with Swinburne Online, you open up career opportunities in many fields, including mental health services, social work, education and counselling.

With so many pathways open to you – and the possibility of further study to become a registered psychologist – you may be wondering what type of work is right for you.

Check out some career paths that you could take once you complete your Graduate Diploma of Psychology with Swinburne Online and learn more about the course in the video below.

Mental Health Support Worker

Mental Health Support Workers play an important role in society, providing emotional support for individuals and families dealing with various mental health conditions such as anxiety, depression and eating disorders.

As a Mental Health Support Worker, you will provide resources that guide and help patients recover from their illness and improve their quality of life.

Youth and Welfare Services Worker

As a Youth and Welfare Services Worker, you will provide support for young people and families dealing with their personal and social issues.

Your responsibilities may also include coordinating and organising community programs to help young people build positive behaviours, assisting young people in making the right decisions and helping families to develop healthy relationships.

Human Resources Officer

As a Human Resources Officer working with people on a daily basis, a postgraduate qualification in Psychology will prove extremely valuable, as you provide psychological insight into various work practices and processes.

Your insight into human behaviour will be useful when assisting in the recruitment process, maintaining a healthy and safe work environment and connecting employees dealing with mental health issues to relevant support services.

Community Services and Development Officer

As a Community Services and Development Officer, you will provide support to community members dealing with issues in a range of settings, including urban planning, employment service, disability and housing.

Your postgraduate qualification in Psychology will help you to design a management plan to improve the health and wellbeing of individuals. You will also build and maintain partnerships with key community stakeholders and assist with community-based projects.

This course is the first step in the pathway to becoming an accredited Psychologist. Many students choose to continue their study and eventually attain their General Registration as a Psychologist through the Psychology Board of Australia.

The Graduate Diploma of Psychology is ideal for students who have completed a 3-year undergraduate sequence in an area other than Psychology, and are wishing to make the transition into a career as a Registered Psychologist.

If you think the Graduate Diploma of Psychology with Swinburne Online might be right for you, take the next step in your career and contact a Course Consultant on 1300 069 765 or apply today.