Graduate Diploma of Psychology
Let’s explore the mind and learn about behaviour from psychology professionals. If you’ve already completed a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline, our Graduate Diploma of Psychology is a fast-tracked way of learning the fundamentals of psychology to get you where you want to be, sooner.
You will develop knowledge and skills in psychology and then apply this in research projects and psychology practice activities. Analyse behaviour, disorders and cognitive processes to deepen your understanding of human nature.
Completion of this course may lead to job opportunities in mental health, counselling, psychology and a range of roles that benefit the social and cultural standing of communities.
This course has received conditional accreditation from APAC. Subject to full accreditation, this diploma is the first step to becoming a professional psychologist. Graduates who wish to practice as a psychologist will need further training in psychology as required by the Psychology Board of Australia.
Mental Health Support Worker
Help mentally or emotionally impaired patients cope with the challenges of everyday life.
Further studies in specialised areas of psychology can lead to a range of careers, including:
Assess and evaluate the problems of patients and assist them in overcoming personal issues.
Help athletes and sporting teams deal with the psychological pressures of their sport.
Provide counselling support to families in need of assistance.
Learning at Swinburne Online
Fast track your learning
The Graduate Diploma of Psychology is a conditionally accredited course from a university ranked among the top 3% in the world. We present this course as an opportunity to fast track your learning and support you in becoming a fully registered psychologist, as determined by the Psychology Board of Australia.
A community of critical thinkers
At Swinburne Online, you will join a supportive online community of like-minded psychology students. Like you, each person will bring a unique perspective to discussions and classes, where you will work with others on a range of activities and real-life case studies. Our students support each other throughout their course, offering a pool of advice, ideas and encouragement. You’ll also collaborate with experienced professionals, and form valuable networks with those working in the industry.
A unique learning experience
You shouldn’t have to put your life on hold to study, so we have created an online degree that can fit around it. You’ll learn in an interactive environment with other like-minded students. Here you will conduct research, practice both critical and reflective thinking, and analyse real situations with others. Our study groups and discussion boards allow you to share your ideas at any time of the day or night.
Support and assistance
- PSY70010 Introduction to Research Methods
- PSY70011 Psychology 100
- PSY70012 Psychology 101
- PSY70013 Social Psychology
- PSY70014 Cognition and Human Performance
- PSY70015: Development of Psychology
- PSY70016 Psychology of Personality
- PSY70017 History and Philosophy of Psychology
- PSY70018 Abnormal Psychology
- PSY70019 Research Project
- STA70006 Foundations of Statistics
- STA70007 Analysis of Variance and Regression
To gain entry into this course, applicants must have completed an undergraduate qualification.
English language requirements
Swinburne University English for Academic Purposes Certificate: EAP 5 Advanced: 70%; OR, obtaining a minimum IELTS overall band of 6.5 (Academic Module) with no individual band below 6.0; OR, a TOEFL (Paper-based) minimum score of 550 (with Test of Written English (TWE) score of 5); OR, a TOEFL (Internet-based) minimum score of 79, with no individual band below 18; OR, equivalent levels of English language proficiency using other English language tests or measures as approved by the Senior DVC & Provost.
Courses are only available to Australian and New Zealand citizens, permanent residents and humanitarian visa holders.