Postgraduate Diploma of Forensic Psychology

Course Code

84307

Version

2

Faculty

Arts, Education and Social Sciences

Award Requirements

Course Structure

Candidature

Progression

Advanced Standing

Award Details

Admission Requirements

Course Pre-requisites

Completion of a first or second class honours degree accredited by the Australian Psychological Society or an equivalent qualification from an overseas institution; or

Completion of a four-year degree or a postgraduate diploma accredited by the Australian Psychological Society, achieved at a level which is deemed by the Head of School to be at least equivalent to a second class honours degree; or

Completion of at least a bachelor degree in an appropriate discipline and, in the opinion of the Selection Committee, adequate experience and/or training and academic competence to succeed in the course.

Additional selection requirements

Nil

Special admission requirements

Nil

English Language Requirements

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

24 credit points as per course structure

Additional course rules

Nil

Additional completion requirements

Nil

Course Structure

Core Subjects

PY5001:03 Psychological Assessment in Professional Practice

PY5003:03 Adult Psychopathology

PY5016:03 Investigative Psychology

PY6014:03 Assessment and Intervention in Forensic Psychology

PY6106:03 Readings in Forensic Psychology

PY6120:03 Introduction to Forensic Psychology

PY6121:03 Working with Forensic Clients

PY6122:03 Children and the Law

Candidature

Expected time to complete

1 year full-time or equivalent part-time

Maximum time to complete

3 years

Maximum leave of absence

1 year

Progression

Course progression requisites

Nil

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

No

Special assessment requirements

Nil

Accreditation requirements

Nil

Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade

Nil

Supplementary exam for final subject

Not applicable

Advanced Standing

Eligibility

Candidates may apply for advanced standing for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Advanced Standing for Previous Studies and Recognised Prior Learning policy associated procedures.

Maximum allowed

6 credit points unless part of an approved course articulation process

Currency

Advanced standing will be granted only for studies completed in the 10 years prior to the commencement of this course.

Expiry

Advanced standing gained for any subject shall be cancelled 10 years after the date of the examination upon which the advanced standing is based if, by then, the candidate has not completed the course of study prescribed for the degree.

Other restrictions

Candidates who are granted advanced standing for the Postgraduate Certificate of Forensic Psychology will be required to surrender that award prior to graduating with the Postgraduate Diploma of Forensic Psychology.

Award Details

Inclusion of majors on testamur

Not applicable - this course does not have majors

Exit with lesser award

Not applicable

Course articulation

Candidates who achieve a Distinction average in all subjects, and who otherwise satisfy the requirements for admission to the Master of Psychology or Doctor of Psychology, may apply to transfer to either of those programs, and following surrender of the testamur for the Postgraduate Diploma of Forensic Psychology, receive full advanced standing for subjects completed.

Document Modification History

Version No.

Approval Date

Modification Type

Effective Date

1-09

10/2009

Original document

10/2009