Course details

CRICOS course code: 083210C

Level of study: Postgraduate


The Graduate Diploma in Psychology is for students who have previously completed an accredited three-year sequence in psychology. It offers advanced level study in a selection of specialised areas in psychology.

The course provides graduates with an approved Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) fourth year of training in psychology.

In addition to covering professional issues and ethics, assessment and intervention, and research projects into human behaviour, this graduate diploma also offers electives in advanced topics in psychology.

Professional experience

Professional recognition

This course is currently accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC).

Please note that a minimum six-year sequence of education and training in psychology is required for an individual to become eligible for general registration as a psychologist in Australia.


Our graduates have pursued careers in:

  • community work
  • counselling
  • further studies in psychology
  • human Services
  • market research
  • welfare

Students with a Student Visa will need to complete the program in minimum duration, study at least one subject on-campus each semester and must not undertake more than 33% of the program online.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
24,824 Per Year
Read moreUnit fee: 3,103
Feb 2023 1 year
Full time
Melbourne Campus
115 Victoria Parade
Melbourne Victoria 3065

Entry criteria

An applicant must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.
To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed, within the last five years, an IELTS score of 7.0 (with no subtest less than 7.0) and 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.

Pearson Test of English (PTE): 65 with a minimum of 65 in all four communicative skills;

Test of English as a Foreign Language - Academic (TOEFL): Internet based total of 94: minimum 27 writing, 23 speaking, 24 reading and 24 listening


Australian Catholic University
North Sydney Campus
40 Edward Street
Sydney New South Wales 2060
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