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Graduate Diploma of Psychology

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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate

  • Duration

    2 Years

  • Units

    12

  • Start Date

    Mar, Jul, Nov

Overview of the course

Psychology

Graduate Diploma of Psychology

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Take the first step to a new career in psychology with our Graduate Diploma of Psychology. If you have a bachelor’s degree in any discipline, this course gets you started with the fundamentals of psychology. With this qualification you can then choose between ongoing study to qualify as a clinical psychologist, or employment in human services fields such as mental health, counselling, sports psychology or family therapy.

The Graduate Diploma of Psychology will teach you to analyse behaviour, disorders and cognitive processes to deepen your understanding of human nature. You will develop skills in research methodologies, and participate in psychology practice activities.

This course has received accreditation from APAC and is the first step to becoming a professional psychologist – that is, the equivalent of the APAC accredited 3 year undergraduate program. Graduates who wish to practise as a psychologist will need further training in psychology, which will include an accredited fourth year of study and two additional years as required by the Psychology Board of Australia.

What are the entry criteria?

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.
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Career & Learning

Career opportunities

  • Mental Health Support Worker

    Coordinate group counselling sessions and provide peer support for people suffering mental illness who are pursuing recovery through the sharing of lived experience.

  • Counselling Psychologist

    Assess and evaluate the problems of patients and assist them in overcoming personal issues.

  • Sports Psychologist

    Help athletes and sporting teams deal with the psychological pressures of their sport.

  • Family Therapist

    Work as part of a treatment team to provide counselling and therapeutic support to families navigating crisis, who in many cases have experienced significant disadvantage.

What you will learn

  • Develop advanced psychological knowledge

    Critically analyse the theories and evidence in psychology.

  • Research

    Synthesise research from a variety of sources to develop your knowledge.

  • Interpret and communicate complex ideas

    Develop strong professional communication for a range of audiences.

  • Ethical practice

    Apply knowledge and frameworks to ethical problems.

  • Problem solving

    Use creative solutions to solve complex problems in psychology.

  • Personal learning

    Apply knowledge and specialised skills with responsibility and accountability for your own learning and practice.

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Course Units

  • Introduction to Research Methods (PSY70010)
  • Brain and Behaviour (PSY70011)
  • Fundamentals of Psychology (PSY70012)
  • Social Psychology (PSY70013)
  • Cognition and Human Performance (PSY70014)
  • Developmental Psychology (PSY70015)
  • Psychology of Personality (PSY70016) (PSY70016)
  • History and Philosophy of Psychology (PSY70017)
  • Abnormal Psychology (PSY70018)
  • Psychology Project (PSY70019)
  • Foundations of Statistics (STA70006)
  • Analysis of Variance and Regression (STA70007)
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This course will allow me to find more than just a job; it will enable me to keep pursuing my passion of working more comprehensively in the field of human behaviour and further understand the complexities that this area presents.

Jola, Swinburne Online graduate

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