Postgraduate Diploma of Psychology

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Postgraduate Diploma of Psychology

Awards

The course includes the following awards:

Postgraduate Diploma of Psychology PostgradDipPsych

Availability

Postgraduate Diploma of Psychology (1610PG)

Online - Bathurst

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

Normal Course Duration

Postgraduate 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

Admission to the Postgraduate Diploma of Psychology is competitive and requires:

  • completion of an Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) accredited three year sequence (either an APAC accredited undergraduate program or an APAC accredited Graduate Diploma) within the previous 10 years;
  • a Grade Point Average of 5.0 or better in an APAC accredited Graduate Diploma or in the core psychology level 2 and 3 subjects of an APAC accredited undergraduate program; and
  • the successful completion of PSY301 Advanced Research Methods in Psychology or PSY461 Advanced Research Methods in Psychology;
    or
  • to have what is deemed to be the equivalent of the above three requirements from another institution.

Credit

CSU Credit Policy

No special arrangements apply

Graduation Requirement

To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 64 points.

Course Structure

The Postgraduate Diploma of Psychology is designed to provide students with the opportunity for advanced study in psychology. This course satisfies the minimum academic requirements for provisional registration as a Psychologist.

Students must complete:

" three (3) core coursework subjects (24 points)
" two (2) elective subjects (16 Points)
" a major research project (24 points)

PSY404 Psychological Assessment *
PSY420 Ethics and Current Issues in Psychology *
PSY421 Clinical Psychology - Treatment
PSY422 Forensic Psychology
PSY423 Industrial / Organisational Psychology
PSY425 Cognitive Neuroscience
PSY427 Issues in Health Psychology
PSY429 Psychology Advanced Topics
PSY436 Research Project (24 points) *
PSY437 Counselling Theory and Practice *

* Core subject

NB: All subjects have compulsory residential schools

Enrolment Pattern

Subject offerings are divided between Bathurst and Wagga Wagga campuses, with core subjects and high-demand electives offered on both campuses and most electives only offered at one campus. Most students will select an enrolment pattern that involves completing all subjects through a single campus, as outlined below. Note that students can choose to enrol in subjects at different campuses, but that a non-standard enrolment pattern may increase the number of separate trips students must make to attend compulsory residential schools.

Part time via Bathurst

Year 1

Session 1

PSY404 Psychological Assessment
PSY420 Ethics and Current Issues in Psychology

Session 2

Two of:
PSY421 Clinical Psychology - Treatment
PSY422 Forensic Psychology
PSY425 Cognitive Neuroscience
PSY429 Psychology Advanced Topics

Year 2

Session 1

PSY436 Research Project (24 points)(commenced)
PSY437 Counselling Skills (8 points)(commenced)

Session 2

PSY436 Research Project (24 points)(completed)
PSY437 Counselling Skills (8 points)(completed)

Part time via Wagga Wagga

Year 1

Session 1

Two of:
PSY421 Clinical Psychology - Treatment
PSY423 Industrial / Organisational Psychology
PSY427 Issues in Health Psychology

Session 2

PSY404 Psychological Assessment
PSY420 Ethics and Current Issues in Psychology

Year 2

Session 1

PSY436 Research Project (24 points)(commenced)
PSY437 Counselling Skills (8 points)(commenced)

Session 2

PSY436 Research Project (24 points)(completed)
PSY437 Counselling Skills (8 points)(completed)

Full-time enrolment is subject to approval by the Course Director.

All subjects in this course require attendance at compulsory residential schools, which may be scheduled at either Bathurst or Wagga Wagga campus.

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

PSY404 Psychological Assessment
PSY420 Ethics and Current Issues in Psychology
PSY421 Clinical Psychology - Treatment
PSY422 Forensic Psychology
PSY423 Industrial / Organisational Psychology
PSY425 Cognitive Science
PSY427 Issues in Health Psychology
PSY429 Psychology Advanced Topics
PSY436 Research Project
PSY437 Counselling Theory and Practice

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

Professional Accreditation

The postgraduate Diploma of Psychology has been accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) as providing a fourth year of study in psychology. It satisfies the academic requirements for provisional registration and meets the professional training requirements for Associate Membership of the APS.

Contact

For further information about courses and subjects outlined in the CSU handbook please contact:

Current students

Future students

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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