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Psychology Courses Online

Gain valuable insight into the workings of the human mind.

Unlock the secrets of human behaviour

We run a suite of flexible courses across Applied Mental Health and Psychology, that will advance your knowledge and capabilities to access endless career pathways and destinations. And our Psychology courses are accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC).

Visit our individual courses or contact the Monash Online team and start your online study journey today.

Pathways to an accredited psychology qualification

If you have completed a three year Bachelor degree, or completed a Graduate Certificate in Applied Mental Health at Monash Online with a Weighted Average Mark of 60 or above, you could be eligible for entry into the Graduate Diploma in Psychology.

Our worldwide Psychology rankings

Dedicated to academic excellence, Monash University has achieved international recognition and renown in its Psychology courses. 
# 4
THE World University Rankings by Subject
# 54
THE World University Rankings by Subject

I found the online platform really easy to use. There is so much content – videos, interactive materials, lectures, online textbooks. It makes it easy to learn when it’s all right there in front of you.

Caroline Hennel

Graduate Diploma in Psychology

Career outcomes

The workplace of the future is an exciting and dynamic place. A Monash psychology degree is designed to equip you with the necessary skills to succeed in a constantly changing global environment.

What does the future look like for Clinical Psychologists?

With exceptional industry growth and job satisfaction, Clinical Psychologists are sought-after and well-paid.



The most common salary for a Clinical Psychologist in Australia.


4.2 / 5

Clinical Psychologists report very high job satisfaction.



Expected growth for Clinical Psychologists over five years.
You’re not required to complete a placement as part of the Graduate Diploma in Psychology. During your course, you’ll engage in a video series featuring experts from the Turner Institute, undertake research projects and complete practical assessments.
Completing the Graduate Diploma in Psychology does not qualify you to become a registered psychologist. This course is part of a pathway, with further study required to become a psychologist.
As part of the Graduate Diploma in Psychology’s comprehensive program, you’ll complete two units with a focus on research and statistical analysis. In PSY4051, you’ll learn about common research methods and undertake regular practical hands-on experiences designed to advance your skills. In PSY4062, you’ll dive deeper into quantitative and qualitative research theories and undertake a research project under the supervision of a staff member.
Live sessions for the Graduate Diploma in Psychology are run each week during the teaching period, by your instructor and with your study group. An additional consultation hour is available after each live session. Attendance in live sessions is not compulsory, but heavily encouraged, and will be recorded and made available afterwards for your convenience.
The Graduate Diploma in Psychology takes 1.7 years to complete, and your recommended study load is one unit per teaching period, with six teaching periods per year.
The estimated domestic fee per unit for this course for 2023 is $4,300. FEE-HELP may be available for eligible students. Contact a course consultant to find out if you are eligible.
Completing the Graduate Diploma in Psychology sets you on the pathway to becoming a registered psychology (further study is required). This course also allows you to work in a wide range of industries in a non-clinical role, such as Mental Health Worker, Case Worker or a Practitioner in Family Violence, Addiction or Suicide Prevention. You may also choose to pursue roles in human resources, education and training, or research roles.
Monash is a Group of Eight university, consistently ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide. The Graduate Diploma in Psychology in taught out of one of Australia’s leading heath care education faculties, establishing the Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health, and the School of Psychological Science at the forefront of brain function research.
Following completion of the Graduate Diploma in Psychology, to become a registered psychologist you will need to complete:
  1. An APAC Accredited 4th year Honours degree or equivalent, such as Monash Online’s Graduate Diploma of Psychology Advanced
  2. One of the following master’s sequences:
  3. 1-year master’s and 1 year Supervised Practise
  4. 2-year master’s (in an area of practise endorsement)
  5. Combined master’s/PhD (4 years) (with practice endorsement)
  6. Professional Doctorate (4 years).
Upon completion of these steps, you will be eligible to apply for General Registration.

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