Graduate Diploma in Psychology - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Graduate Diploma in Psychology

The next step in your journey to become a practising psychologist.

This is a high value program that provides a lot of practical training in conducting psychological assessments and advances your knowledge of theory and method.

This program is not currently open for applications

Study location
  • Sippy Downs
Refer to the program footnotes
Semester 1 and Semester 2
Program length (full-time)
1 year
Annual tuition fee 2021
Estimated total tuition fee *
  • Only a full-time option is available to international students on a Student visa. Online programs are not available to Student visa holders.
  • * Estimated tuition fees are based on 2021 rates. Refer to international fees for more information.
  • Not all majors/minors and elective options are available at every campus. You should refer to the What Can I Study tab, and the proposed study sequence for your chosen campus and intake for further information.
USC program code
Semester 1 and Semester 2
One year full time; 2 years part time
Study mode
Face to face delivery supported by on-line resources offered in an official teaching period
Total courses
Total units

You learn evidence-based approaches to psychological intervention and develop skills in clinical history taking. The program helps you develop skills at interviewing and listening, scoring and interpreting psychological tests, and in professional report writing.

You are introduced to the ethical standards expected of a psychologist and the legal framework governing professional practice. At the end of this program, you can apply for registration as a psychologist, with probationary conditions.

Please visit Study in Psychology for more information.

Career opportunities

You can either seek to work as a psychologist whilst pursuing further postgraduate studies, or make use of the numerous valuable graduate attributes and skills developed during your study of psychology in any number of occupational areas. This program can lead to working in health and education services, science, and many types of research.

Admission requirements

Entry to the Graduate Diploma in Psychology will normally require:

  • Completion of an Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) accredited three-year undergraduate degree in psychology (or equivalent) within the last 10 years.
  • Applicants will be required to have achieved a minimum Credit average in all second and third year courses. This will be based on the student's best attempt at all required undergraduate courses.
Professional membership

Graduates may seek registration as a psychologist with probationary conditions with the Psychologists Board of Australia.

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The Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) has accredited the Graduate Diploma in Psychology.

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