The Graduate Diploma in Psychology provides a fourth year of study in Psychology for graduates who already have completed an accredited three-year undergraduate degree in Psychology. The Diploma assists students who wish to meet the minimum educational qualification requirements for registration to work as a psychologist. On completion of this course, students are eligible to apply for Masters programs in Psychology. Students in the Diploma must complete coursework at an advanced level as well as a group-based research project written up as an individual thesis.
The course is fully accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC), and is recognised as such by the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and the Western Australian Psychologists’ Registration Board.
Students who complete this Diploma will have satisfied the minimum educational requirements for registration to work as a psychologist in Western Australia (provided that their undergraduate degree is from an accredited psychology program), and will also be eligible to apply for entry into relevant Master courses in applied psychology. Graduates will be able to work in many areas of psychology and the helping professions.