The University of Newcastle’s Graduate Diploma of Psychological Science provides an alternative pathway into the field of Psychology, as it allows graduates of an undergraduate degree (or higher-level qualification) in any discipline to develop skills in the discipline of Psychology and achieve a bachelor’s-degree equivalent in Psychology.
Graduates develop a wide range of knowledge and skills valued across industries. You may continue to progress in your current career into management levels or shift your focus to specialise in human service organisations, employment agencies, counselling services, personnel management, market research, or health and community services.
Graduates will also have the option to continue with their education in Psychology though an Honours or Master’s program depending on their chosen career path to develop their professional and clinical skills.
Key areas of study include:
- Assessment and intervention
- Biological psychology
- Cognitive psychology
- Developmental psychology
- Social psychology
- 12 months
- 48 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
International students: It is recommended you submit your application a minimum of 12 weeks before your intended semester or trimester start date.
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
CRICOS code: 102640H
In order to be admitted into the program, applicants must have successfully completed:
- An AQF 7 Bachelor degree (or higher), or equivalent.
- A competency exam administered online through Blackboard, demonstrating knowledge of first year psychology.
Students will be allowed a maximum of two attempts at the test. Students who do not pass the test will not be permitted to commence the program. Students will be able to defer their offer of admission for one year, and re-take the test the following year. Students will be directed to appropriate resources to consult prior to completion of the test.
International48400 AUD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 48400 AUD per year during 12 months.
National31360 AUD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 31360 AUD per year during 12 months.
Living costs for Newcastle
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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