Graduate Diploma of Psychology

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Graduate Diploma of Psychology

Awards

The course includes the following awards:

Graduate Diploma of Psychology GradDipPsych

Availability

Graduate Diploma of Psychology (1615PS)

Online - Bathurst

Availability is subject to change, please verify prior to enrolment.

Normal Course Duration

Graduate Diploma of Psychology

Full-time: 1.0 year (or part-time equivalent)

Course duration is the effective time taken to complete a course when studied full-time (full-time equivalent duration). Students are advised to consult the Enrolment Pattern to determine length of study. Not all courses are offered in full-time mode.

Admission Criteria

CSU Admission Policy

Applicants must hold an undergraduate degree from an appropriate tertiary institution and must have completed subjects PSY101 and PSY102 or their equivalents.

Credit

CSU Credit Policy

To conform to the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) requirements, credit for psychology subjects taken at other institutions can only be granted for equivalent subjects in APAC accredited courses.

a) Credit in the Graduate Diploma of Psychology will normally be given for any individual psychology subjects studied within the last ten years that were part of an APAC accredited university undergraduate program. The maximum number of credits is four subjects. (Students should indicate which subjects they would like to receive credit for and provide a subject description from the handbook.)

b) Students whose psychology major is more than 10 years old will normally meet prerequisites for entry only.

Where students did not receive grades of Credit or better in previously studied psychology subjects, careful consideration should be given to whether or not credit is applied for for those subjects as they may lower the overall GPA for entry to fourth year programs.

Also where a student's PSY101 and PSY102 (or equivalent) is more than 10 years old students should obtain a recent copy of a first year psychology text and refamiliarise themselves with the basic principles of psychology.

Graduation Requirement

To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 64 points.

Course Structure

Students enrolled in the Graduate Diploma of Psychology will be required to complete eight psychology subjects, each worth eight points. [The core first year psychology subjects from the Bachelor of Psychology (or their equivalents) are prerequisites for entry into this course].

Core Subjects
PSY451 Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology
PSY454 Psychological Testing
PSY458 Biopsychology
PSY461 Advanced Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology
PSY465 Psychology of Personality
PSY469 Qualitative Research Methods*

Restricted Electives
One (1) from:
PSY452 Developmental Psychology
PSY453 Social Psychology
Plus one (1) from:
PSY464 Psychopathology
PSY467 Cognition
PSY468 Psychology of Learning

* There is a compulsory residential school (Bathurst Campus) associated with this subject.

Key Subjects

PSY451 Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology
PSY454 Psychological Testing
PSY461 Advanced Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology
PSY469 Qualitative Research Methods

Enrolment Pattern

February Intake

Year 1
Session 1

PSY451 Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology
PSY454 Psychological Testing
Session 2
PSY453 Social Psychology
PSY458 Biopsychology

Year 2
Session 1

PSY461 Advanced Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology
PSY465 Psychology of Personality
Session 2
PSY469 Qualitative Research Methods*
and one of:
PSY464 Psychopathology
PSY467 Cognition

Mid-Year Intake

Year 1
Session 2

PSY453 Social Psychology
PSY458 Biopsychology

Year 2
Session 1

PSY451 Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology
PSY454 Psychological Testing
Session 2
PSY469 Qualitative Research Methods*
and one of:
PSY464 Psychopathology
PSY467 Cognition

Year 3
Session 1

PSY461 Advanced Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology
PSY465 Psychology of Personality

* There is a compulsory residential school (Bathurst Campus) associated with this subject.

Flexible Enrolment Pattern

Students may plan their own enrolment pattern using the schedule of subject availability below, subject to satisfying course requirements and subject prerequisites/assumed knowledge requirements.

Session 1
PSY451 Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology
PSY452 Developmental Psychology
PSY454 Psychological Testing
PSY461 Advanced Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology
PSY465 Psychology of Personality
PSY468 Psychology of Learning

Session 2
PSY453 Social Psychology
PSY458 Biopsychology
PSY464 Psychopathology
PSY467 Cognition
PSY469 Qualitative Research Methods*

Session 3
PSY451 Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology
PSY452 Developmental Psychology
PSY465 Psychology of Personality
PSY467 Cognition

* There is a compulsory residential school (Bathurst Campus) associated with this subject.

Residential School

Please note that the following subjects may contain a Residential School component. Further details of Residential School requirements are located via the subject page

PSY469 Qualitative Research Methods

Enrolled students can find further information about CSU Residential Schools via at About Residential School

Professional Accreditation

The Graduate Diploma of Psychology has been accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) as providing a three year sequence of study in psychology.

Contact

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The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: September 2019. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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