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Postgraduate Diploma On Campus


Australian Catholic University

12 months
24104 AUD/year
22592 AUD/year
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The Graduate Diploma in Psychology from Australian Catholic University 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. 

Visit the official programme website for more information


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.


Our graduates of the Graduate Diploma in Psychology from Australian Catholic University   have pursued careers in:

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


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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Methods
  • Assessment in Psychological Practice: Foundation Skills and Professional Issues
  • Psychological Interventions: Theory, Foundational Strategies and Professional Issues
  • Advanced Topics in Applied Psychology
  • Advanced Topics in Cognition 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


80 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS: 083210C  

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

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

If the Bachelor degree was completed outside of Australia, applicants must seek an ‘Assessment of Overseas Qualifications’ from the Australian Psychological Society (APS) to confirm that it is equivalent to an Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) accredited three-year sequence in psychology. Evidence of this must be submitted with the application.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24104 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24104 AUD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    22592 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22592 AUD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • If your postgraduate coursework application is successful, you’ll likely be offered a domestic fee-paying place (DFP).

Living costs for Melbourne

1501 - 2659 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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