Postgraduate Diploma of Geropsychology
Information valid for students commencing in 2012.
Arts, Education and Social Sciences
Entry requirements for this course are consistent with the Pathways to Qualifications in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF level 8) Guidelines for Postgraduate Diplomas.
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.
Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements
Students of non English speaking backgrounds must have an adequate English language capacity assessed under the Australian International English Language Testing System (IELTS). The IELTS score required for admission to this course can be found in Schedule II of the JCU Admissions policy.
Additional selection requirements
Special admission requirements
Academic Requirements for Course Completion
24 credit points as per course structure
Additional course rules
Additional completion requirements
Characteristics of learning outcomes for this course are consistent with those outlined in the Postgraduate Diploma Guideline in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF level 8).
PY5001:03 Psychological Assessment in Professional Practice
PY5003:03 Adult Psychopathology
PY5006:03 Neuropsychology in Clinical Practice
PY5007:03 Health and Rehabilitation
PY5012:03 Methods of Intervention 2
PY5013:03 Working with Clients
PY5017:03 Psychosocial Elements of Ageing
PY6017:03 Psychology and Disorders of Later Life
COURSE AVAILABLE AT
Expected time to complete
1 year full-time or equivalent part-time
Maximum time to complete
Maximum leave of absence
Course progression requisites
Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)
Special assessment requirements
Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade
Supplementary exam for final subject
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.
6 credit points unless part of an approved course articulation process
Advanced standing will be granted only for studies completed in the 10 years prior to the commencement of this course.
Advanced standing gained for any subject shall be cancelled 13 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.
Candidates who are granted advanced standing for the Postgraduate Certificate of Clinical Psychology will be required to surrender that award prior to graduating with the Postgraduate Diploma of Geropsychology.
Inclusion of majors on testamur
Not applicable - this course does not have majors
Exit with lesser award
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 Geropsychology, receive full advanced standing for subjects completed