Graduate Diploma of Psychology Advanced

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August intake now open. Apply by 31 July.

Our Graduate Diploma of Psychology Advanced offers an exciting 100% online fourth year program designed to open doors into practising psychology. This rigorous research-led course is supported by some of the best educators and researchers from Australia and across the globe.

Our online course is 4th year equivalent, and is fully accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC)*, giving students the qualification necessary to undertake specialised professional postgraduate training in psychology. This course also offers students eligibility to register as a Provisional Psychologist, and enter a two year internship program via the Psychology Board of Australia, which culminates in General Registration as a Psychologist.

*Accreditation of the GDPA is conditional until the first student graduates from the program. This is the APAC procedure for new course offerings. There are no further conditions to the accreditation status and all students will graduate with an APAC-accredited psychology sequence, allowing progression towards professional training and career development.

Career outlook

A psychology qualification can lead you to a wide variety of careers from becoming a professional psychologist or researcher to undertaking roles in industries such as human resources, teaching, mental health, counselling, marketing and more. Find out more about your various pathways and career options with a Graduate Diploma of Psychology Advanced.

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Career outlook

A psychology qualification can lead you to a wide variety of careers from becoming a professional psychologist or researcher to undertaking roles in industries such as human resources, teaching, mental health, counselling, marketing and more. Find out more about your various pathways and career options with a Graduate Diploma of Psychology Advanced.

Confused about whether psychology or counselling is right for you? Find out more in this infographic: psychology vs counselling – what is the difference ?

Course curriculum

The Monash Online Graduate Diploma of Psychology Advanced will provide you with advanced knowledge in specific areas of the science and practice of psychology, through both coursework and research.

You will expand your knowledge of psychological assessment and intervention, ethics of psychological practice, research methods and statistics, and broaden your understanding of the discipline through electives in clinical psychology and neuroscience. You will also nominate a psychology area you want to focus your research on and work with one of Monash’s research experts who will guide you through your project.

Units:

  • Ethical and Professional Issues in Psychology
  • Psychological Assessment & Intervention
  • Psychology in Industry – Pathways to employment
  • Psychology Research Project -Statistics and research design for professional psychology
  • Psychology Research Project – Literature Review
  • Psychology Research Project – Methodology and Data Collection
  • Psychology Research Project – Research Report
  • Mental Health and Illness; OR
  • Developmental psychology and clinical neuroscience

Research Portal

As a Monash Online student, you will have access to the first-of-its-kind Psychology Research Portal, which encompasses all of the resources, information, and tools you need to complete your research project in a fully online mode. The portal was initially developed to support the research of the Graduate Diploma in Psychology Advanced, and is now being rolled out University-wide to all researchers and students. You will be able to manage every stage of your project online from collaborating with your supervisor, accessing vast volumes of data, sourcing participants, collecting primary data and conducting experiments through to analysing your findings and storing your data.

Further information

Course curriculum

The Monash Online Graduate Diploma of Psychology Advanced will provide you with advanced knowledge in specific areas of the science and practice of psychology, through both coursework and research.

You will expand your knowledge of psychological assessment and intervention, ethics of psychological practice, research methods and statistics, and broaden your understanding of the discipline through electives in clinical psychology and neuroscience. You will also nominate a psychology area you want to focus your research on and work with one of Monash’s research experts who will guide you through your project.

Units:

  • Ethical and Professional Issues in Psychology
  • Psychological Assessment & Intervention
  • Psychology in Industry – Pathways to employment
  • Psychology Research Project -Statistics and research design for professional psychology
  • Psychology Research Project – Literature Review
  • Psychology Research Project – Methodology and Data Collection
  • Psychology Research Project – Research Report
  • Mental Health and Illness; OR
  • Developmental psychology and clinical neuroscience

Research Portal

As a Monash Online student, you will have access to the first-of-its-kind Psychology Research Portal, which encompasses all of the resources, information, and tools you need to complete your research project in a fully online mode. The portal was initially developed to support the research of the Graduate Diploma in Psychology Advanced, and is now being rolled out University-wide to all researchers and students. You will be able to manage every stage of your project online from collaborating with your supervisor, accessing vast volumes of data, sourcing participants, collecting primary data and conducting experiments through to analysing your findings and storing your data.

Further information

Entry requirements

To be eligible you will need:

  • A Bachelor’s degree with a major in psychology from any course; OR
  • A Monash Online Graduate Diploma in Psychology, or graduate diploma in psychology accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) with at least a distinction (70%) average across second and third year psychology units (including psychology electives); OR across all psychology graduate diploma units excluding any foundational units.
  • These qualifications must have been completed within the last 10 years. Applicants with international qualifications will need to have their qualifications assessed by the Australian Psychological Society (APS).

Applicants with international qualifications will need to have their qualifications assessed by the Australian Psychological Society (APS).

Minimum English language requirements also apply.

Entry requirements

To be eligible you will need:

  • A Bachelor’s degree with a major in psychology from any course; OR
  • A Monash Online Graduate Diploma in Psychology, or graduate diploma in psychology accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) with at least a distinction (70%) average across second and third year psychology units (including psychology electives); OR across all psychology graduate diploma units excluding any foundational units.
  • These qualifications must have been completed within the last 10 years. Applicants with international qualifications will need to have their qualifications assessed by the Australian Psychological Society (APS).

Applicants with international qualifications will need to have their qualifications assessed by the Australian Psychological Society (APS).

Minimum English language requirements also apply.

Contact us

Phone

1300 025 961 – free call from Australia

Operating hours: 9am-5:30pm AEST Monday to Friday

Email

Course information: monashonline.admissions@monash.edu

Contact us

Phone

1300 025 961 – free call from Australia

Operating hours: 9am-5:30pm AEST Monday to Friday

Email

Course information: monashonline.admissions@monash.edu