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About

Set your psychology career in motion. The Psychology program from Charles Sturt University is an accredited course that satisfies the current minimum academic requirements for provisional registration as a psychologist. As a fourth year of training in psychology, this psychology course is designed to suit those intending to pursue a career in psychology.  

Overview

The Postgraduate Diploma of Psychology from Charles Sturt University provides a fourth-year qualification in psychology to students who have completed an accredited undergraduate psychology program with a high level of academic achievement. It comprises five coursework subjects and a major research project.

This psychology degree is a pathway to the further study and training required to become a registered psychologist. For more information about the path to becoming a registered psychologist,  please visit the Australian Psychological Society and the Psychology Board. 

In addition to core theoretical areas and research competencies, this online course offers training in the foundations of counselling theory and practice. You may be eligible to transfer to the Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) (Honours) if you demonstrate excellent academic performance during the first year of the Postgraduate Diploma of Psychology. 

The Postgraduate Diploma of Psychology has been accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) as providing a fourth year of study in psychology. It satisfies the current minimum academic requirements for provisional registration and meets the professional training requirements for Associate Membership of the APS.

Career opportunities

This psychology degree is a pathway to the further study and training required to become a registered psychologist. Psychologists work in diverse settings as a provisional psychologist across Australia. You could provide counselling and wellbeing services in social welfare positions; work with large and small companies or consulting firms in the areas of marketing, management and human resource management; or work in schools, community services or corrections.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Psychological Assessment
  • Psychological Interventions
  • Contemporary Topics in Psychology
  • Counselling Skills  
  • Psychology Research Thesis

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

64 alternative credits

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

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

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS 00005F 

  • Completion of Charles Sturt University's Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) within the previous ten years with a Grade Point Average of 5.0 or higher in core level 2 & 3 psychology subjects of  the accredited sequence, OR
  • Completion of Charles Sturt's Graduate Diploma of Psychology within the previous ten years with a Grade Point Average of 5.0 or higher

Tuition Fee

Funding

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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