Graduate Diploma of Psychology (Bridging)
Graduate Diploma (AQF Level 8)
Professional accreditation status
This course is conditionally accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC).
Graduates of this course, who wish to become fully registered as psychologists, must complete an accredited fourth year course (e.g. BPsychSc(Hons) or GDipPsych) and either an internship program or further postgruadate training followed by supervised practice in the field.
Division of Tropical Health and Medicine
Completion of an AQF Level 7 bachelor qualification in any field other than psychology at this or another university.
Minimum English language proficiency requirements
Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 1– Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.
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Academic Requirements for Course Completion
30 credit points as per course structure
Course learning outcomes
On successful completion of the Graduate Diploma of Psychology (Bridging), graduates will be able to:
Inherent requirements are the fundamental abilities, attributes, skills and behaviours needed to complete the learning outcomes of a course while preserving the academic integrity of the university’s learning, assessment and accreditation processes. Students and prospective students must be able to demonstrate that they have acquired or have the ability to acquire the inherent requirements for their degree. For more information, refer to Inherent Requirements page.
Reasonable adjustments may be made to assist students manage additional circumstances impacting on their studies provided these do not change the academic integrity of a degree. Reasonable adjustments do not alter the need to be able to demonstrate the inherent requirements of the course.
PY4201:03 Social Psychology
PY4202:03 Individual Differences in Personality
PY4203:03 The Psychology of Health, Wellbeing and Resilience
PY4204:03 Human Development Across the Lifespan
PY4205:03 Psychological Disorders and Interventions
PY4206:03 Learning, Memory, Cognition and Language
PY4207:03 Neuroscience and the Biological Bases of Behaviour
PY4208:03 Environmental Psychology and Sustainable Futures
PY4209:03 Principles of Counselling
PY4210:03 Research and Statistics for Psychology
COURSE AVAILABLE AT
Expected time to complete
20 months full-time or equivalent part-time
Maximum time to complete
Maximum leave of absence
Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)
Course includes mandatory fieldwork
Graduates of this course, who wish to become fully registered as psychologists, must complete an accredited fourth year course (e.g. Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) or Graduate Diploma of Psychology) plus two years of supervised practice in the field; or an accredited Masters degree (e.g. Master of Psychology (Clinical)) with one further year of supervised practice.
Maximum allowed Pass
Supplementary exam for
GRADUATE DIPLOMA OF PSYCHOLOGY (BRIDGING)
Inclusion of majors on
Exit with lesser award
Graduate Certificate of Psychology