Graduate Diploma in Psychology

Dates flexible
Course Type
Postgraduate Course
Course Fee

Course Overview

Are you interested in studying psychology, but have already completed a Bachelor degree in other subject areas? The Graduate Diploma in Psychology (GradDipPsych) provides an effective means of getting an accredited undergraduate major in psychology to satisfy personal interest, or in order to pursue subsequent studies in psychology at fourth year and beyond for academic or professional reasons. With no former university units in psychology this degree involves 10 units that can be completed in a minimum of 1 year (if study commences in Trimester 3 and finishes in Trimester 2 of the following year). If an applicant has already completed Introductory Psychology units in a previous degree then they only need undertake 8 post-introductory units, which can be completed within two trimesters full-time.

Who should take this course

The Graduate Diploma in Psychology allows you to apply for employment positions that use psychological knowledge. Positions are available in a wide range of public, private and non-profit settings. Examples include human service organisations, employment agencies, counselling services, personnel management, market research, health and community services.

Course content

Students are required to complete ten units including:

  • PSYC101 Introductory Psychology I
  • PSYC102 Introductory Psychology II
  • PSYC200 Social Psychology
  • PSYC202 Research Methods and Statistics
  • PSYC206 Cognitive Psychology
  • PSYC213 Lifespan Developmental Psychology
  • PSYC466 Biopsychology
  • PSYC471 Psychological Testing
  • PSYC472 Advanced Research Methods and Statistics

About Course Provider

Our aim is to offer you the most flexible study options without losing any of the rigour required in a quality tertiary education. You can study on campus for a traditional face-to-face education experience, or from wherever you are; our new generation of online study is making tertiary education more accessible than ever. Originally named New England University College, UNE was established as a college of the University of Sydney in 1938. It was the second university established in New South Wales and Australia’s first regional university. In 1954 the University became fully independent as the University of New England and pioneered teaching by correspondence to external students.

UNE offers a distinctive on-campus experience which is strengthened by one of Australia’s oldest residential systems. Living in any of the eight colleges offers students the best in modern on-campus living with superb academic support, pastoral care and the opportunity to partake in a wide range of social and sporting activities. UNE is internationally recognised for its innovative approach to online teaching and research excellence with 87% of its research fields rated world standard or above.

Research endeavours are supported through a number of flagship research centres:

  • The Animal and Genetics Breeding Unit (AGBU)
  • The Centre for Agriculture and Law (AgLaw)
  • Centre for Local Government
  • Institute for Rural Futures (IRF)
  • The Paleoscience Research Centre and
  • The National Centre of Science, Information and Communication Technology, and Mathematics Education for Rural and Regional Australia (SiMERR).

As the biggest regional employer and an externally engaged organisation, the University actively pursues effective partnerships and plays a significant role in Armidale and wider rural and regional communities.

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