Graduate Diploma of Professional Psychology Practice

Australian College of Applied Psychology

Course details

CRICOS course code: 099076F

Level of study: Graduate Certificates


Understand success. Lead a progressive career in psychology

Are you pursuing general registration as a psychologist? ACAP’s Graduate Diploma of Professional Psychology Practice provides a sixth year of professional training in psychology for fifth-year APAC accredited psychology graduates seeking to complete the 5+1 pathway to registration. This course is offered on a trimester basis.

The Graduate Diploma of Professional Psychology Practice involves extensive hands-on psychological practice and we work collaboratively with you to find a suitable long-term internship that will meet your interests and professional development needs. We also offer assistance in commencing your internship through an internal ACAP placement, where required. All students are supported through regular individual and group supervision, delivered by experienced staff who are familiar with Psychology Board of Australia requirements. The professional development is explicitly designed so you can experience an alternate route to the typical 5+1 pathway, preparing you for the national psychology exam and incorporate writing case studies throughout the course.

This course has been accredited by the Navitas Professional Institute (NPI) under its self-accrediting authority.


Our Graduate Diploma of Professional Psychology Practice is centered on three core principles

Core principles:

  • Flexibility
  • Personally tailored
  • Student focused


  • Advanced Professional Psychology Practice: Working with Clients
  • Advanced Professional Psychology Practice: Supervision
  • Professional Psychology: Assessment, Interventions, Ethics and Communication

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
26,313 Per Year 06 Feb 2023
29 May 2023
18 Sep 2023
1 year
Blended study
Melbourne Campus
123 Lonsdale Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000

Entry criteria

Meet the following requirements:

  • Completion (or soon to be completion) of a fifth-year tertiary qualification in psychology accredited with the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (e.g. Master of Professional Psychology or Graduate Diploma of Professional Psychology).
  • Current, or eligibility for, registration with the Psychology Board of Australia as a provisional psychologist (which requires you to meet all the requirements for registration).

IELTS requirement: Academic IELTS minimum overall band of 6.5 with no individual band below 6.0 completed in the last two years (or equivalent).


Australian College of Applied Psychology
Sydney Campus
255 Elizabeth Street
Sydney New South Wales 2000
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