Postgraduate Diploma of Psychology
Arts, Education and Social Sciences
Course p re-requisites
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 bachelor degree that includes an Australian Psychological Society approved three-year sequence in Psychology; and
A minimum of a credit average in all level 3 Psychology subjects taken as part of that degrees institution; or
Other qualifications recognised by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the Faculty of Arts, Education and Social Sciences as equivalent to the above.
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.
Academic Requirements for Course Completion
24 credit points as per course structure
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).
PY4106:06 Group Project Part 1 of 2
PY4107:06 Group Project Part 2 of 2
PY4108:06 Advanced Topics in Psychology Part 1 of 2
PY4109:06 Advanced Topics in Psychology Part 2 of 2
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
Candidates may be required to undertake such tests and interviews as are considered necessary to assess their suitability to work in the helping professions.
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
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 this course.
Inclusion of majors on testamur
Not applicable - this course does not have majors
Exit with lesser award