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Degree summary

The Graduate Diploma in Psychology provides you with a stepping stone towards becoming a practising psychologist by giving you the foundation needed to pursue advanced psychology studies.

  • Accredited by The Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC)
  • 100 per cent online, flexible study – including all assessments and exams
  • Six intakes a year – start whenever you are ready
  • Dedicated support – personalised support team to guide you throughout your studies

Degree curriculum

This course is designed to provide you with a solid foundation in psychology principles that will help prepare you for your chosen career or further study. You will cover the theory and contemporary issues, as well as develop strong research, critical and analytical thinking skills. Each unit is worth 6 credit points, and you will need to complete a total of 60 credit points to complete your degree. 

You will study:
Electives

Career outlook

The Graduate Diploma in Psychology is a versatile qualification that can lead you into a wide variety of careers. It could lead you to further study to become a professional psychologist or researcher, or to 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 in Psychology, with the ‘Where can psychology take you?’ infographic.

If you’re wondering about whether psychology or counselling is right for you, this ‘Psychology vs Counselling – What is the difference?’ infographic tells you more about the differences between the two areas.

Salary expectations

While salary will depend upon the number of years of experience you have within the industry, you have the potential to earn as much as $103,196 after 10-19 years of practicing within Australia (Payscale).

Entry requirements

For entry into the Graduate Diploma in Psychology, you will need:

Important dates

Feb
04
March intake

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Mar
01
March intake

March intake starts

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Apr
08
May intake

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May
03
May intake

May intake starts

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Application Checklist for Graduate Diploma in Psychology

Visit the Monash University Application Portal to begin your application. Please have the below documents ready before you start. If you require any assistance please contact us to speak to one of our Enrolment Advisors.

Course code: M5013
Supporting documents
Transcripts (or equivalent) for all previous tertiary study.
Proof of citizenship/permanent residency with a photo ID.
Proof of English language proficiency.
Change of name, if applicable (e.g. marriage certificate).
Unit outlines and transcripts for credit applications (if applicable) 
Feb
04

Applications for March intake close on Monday, 4 Feb 2019

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