Postgraduate Diploma Online


Charles Sturt University

12 months
25600 AUD/year
21600 AUD/year
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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.


The Psychology program 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.

  • Become a psychologist

This 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

  • Theory and practice

In addition to core theoretical areas and research competencies, the course offers training in the foundations of counselling theory and practice.

  • Transfer to Honours

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.

  • Professional recognition

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

Currently, as a graduate of the Postgraduate Diploma of Psychology, you may apply for provisional registration as a psychologist and 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


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


64 alternative credits



Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • For admission at postgraduate level, you will be required to hold a recognised bachelor’s degree equivalent to an Australian bachelor’s degree or qualifications deemed to be equivalent.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25600 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25600 AUD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    21600 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21600 AUD per year during 12 months.

Domestic fullpaying students: $21,600


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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