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Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology


80 cp

Minimum duration: 1 year full-time or equivalent part-time.

Course available at:
Brisbane Queensland
Melbourne Victoria

EFTSL value of units: All 10 cp units in this course have an EFTSL value of 0.125. Units with a cp value of a multiple of 10 have corresponding EFTSL values.

1. Admission Requirements1

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed, within the last five years, a Bachelor degree including:

  1. an accredited three year sequence in psychology;
  2. at least a credit average across all units of the pass degree;
  3. credit level or above in four second and third year psychology units; and
  4. at least a pass in the prerequisites for units to be undertaken in the Postgraduate Diploma.

2. Requirements for Completion of the Postgraduate Diploma

To qualify for the Postgraduate Diploma, a student must complete 80 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings, consisting of:

  1. 30 cp from Core Units;
  2. 40 cp from Research Units;
  3. 10 cp from Electives.

Schedule of Unit Offerings

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Prerequisite (Pre), co-requisite (Co) and incompatible Inc) units are indicated in parentheses where applicable.

Core Units

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
PSYC413 10 Professional Issues and Ethics
PSYC423 10

Assessment and Intervention
(Inc: PSYC406 Theories of Intervention)

PSYC424 10 Research Methods
(Inc: PSYC404 Research and Quantitative Methods in Psychology A and PSYC419 Research and Quantitative Methods in Psychology B)

Research Units

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
PSYC409 20 Research Project A
PSYC420 20 Research Project B
(Pre: PSYC409 Research Project A)


Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
PSYC405 10 Comparative Psychology
PSYC407 10 History and Philosophy of Psychology
PSYC412 10 Psychology of Ageing
PSYC414 10 Cultural Issues for Psychologists
PSYC415 10 Theories of Psychoanalysis
PSYC422 10 Cognitive Neuropsychology

1 A student must also comply with the Admission Rules.