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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:

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:

Application Checklist for Graduate Diploma in Psychology

Step 1 - Visit the Monash University Application Portal to begin your application.

Step 2 - Have the below course code and soft copies of the below supporting documents ready before you start. 

Step 3 - When you are ready, accept the Applicant Declaration and submit your application. It is important that you upload all the supporting documents in the below checklist for your application to be assessed.

Step 4 - When you have successfully submitted your application, you will receive a confirmation email, followed by a response from our team within 5 - 10 business days.

If you require assistance at any point, 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.
Proof of English language proficiency.
Change of name, if applicable (e.g. marriage certificate).
Unit outlines and transcripts for credit applications (if applicable)