Credit points


Minimum duration

1 year full-time or equivalent part-time.

Approved locations

  • Melbourne
  • Strathfield

EFTSL value of units : All 10 cp units in this course have an EFTSL value of 0.125. Units with a cp value of a multiple of 10 have corresponding EFTSL values.

Admission requirements

An applicant must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

International applicants need to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements as defined in the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed, within the last five years, a Bachelor degree including:

  1. an accredited three year sequence in psychology;
  2. with a GPA of at least 5.0 on the ACU seven point scale; and;
  3. credit level or above in a total of four second or third year Psychology units.

Disclaimer: The course entry requirements above are for 2022 Admission.

Completion requirements

To qualify for the Graduate Diploma in Psychology, a student must complete 80 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings consisting of:

  1. 30 cp from Specified Units (Part A);
  2. 40 cp from Research Units (Part B);
  3. 10 cp from Electives (Part C).

Part A : Specified Units

Complete exactly 30 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
PSYC424Research Methods10
PSYC429Assessment in Psychological Practice: Foundation Skills and Professional Issues10
PSYC430Psychological Interventions: Theory, Foundational Strategies and Professional Issues10

Part B : Research Units

Complete exactly 40 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
PSYC409Research Project A20
PSYC420Research Project B20

Part C : Electives

Complete exactly 10 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
PSYC425Advanced Topics in Applied Psychology10
PSYC426Advanced Topics in Cognition10
PSYC427Advanced Topics in Psychology10
PSYC428Advanced Topics in Social Psychology10

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