Postgraduate Diploma On Campus

Postgraduate Diploma of Psychological Science

12 months
45625 AUD/year
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Having a broad understanding of brain functions, mind and human behaviour is not only interesting, but highly relevant to all of us in our everyday lives. The University of Newcastle’s Graduate Diploma in Psychological Science has been designed for those interested in expanding their knowledge in, or pursuing a career in Psychology.


The University of Newcastle’s Graduate Diploma in 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.

Career opportunities

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.

Programme Structure

Key areas of study include:

  • Assessment and intervention
  • Biological psychology
  • Cognitive psychology
  • Developmental psychology
  • Personality
  • Social psychology
  • Research

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


80 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

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Other requirements

General requirements

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.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    45625 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 45625 AUD per year during 12 months.
  • National students are Commonwealth Supported.

Living costs for Newcastle

1333 - 2400 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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