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Graduate Diploma of Psychology

Location
Townsville; Singapore
Commencing
February
Duration
1 year full-time
Attendance mode
Internal
Entry Requirements
AQF Level 7 bachelor degree that includes an Australian Psychology Accreditation Council approved three-year sequence in Psychology with a credit average in all Level 2 and 3 Psychology subjects; or equivalent
CRICOS code
040166B
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Graduates of this course who wish to become fully registered as psychologists must complete, in addition to this course, two years of supervised practice in the field, or an accredited Masters degree with one further year of supervised practice.

Professional recognition

This program is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC).

The Graduate Diploma of Psychology provides fourth year training in Psychology for students who have completed an accredited three year undergraduate psychology program.

For students who have not completed an accredited three year undergraduate psychology program, the Graduate Diploma of Psychology (Bridging) can be undertaken prior to the Graduate Diploma of Psychology.

You participate in a small group research project and learn the skills of devising and implementing a research project along with the skills of analysing data and writing a thesis.

Study the methods and ethics of scientific investigation and evidence-based practice.  Access JCU's observation suites, electrically shielded psychophysiology recording facilities, drugs and human performance research facilities.

Subjects include:

  • Ethics for Research and Professional and Evidence Based Practice
  • Design and Analysis for Research
  • Operationalising the Scientific Practitioner Model
  • Psychology: Now and the Future.

What you need to know before you apply

Certified copies of supporting documents

You must supply the following information with your application:

  • Previous and current certificates and academic transcripts
  • The Grading Scale used at the institution(s) where you have undertaken your studies
  • English proficiency test results (if required and available at time of application)
  • Your passport to confirm your name and citizenship (if available at time of application)

You can speed up the application process by emailing copies of your documents to internationaladmissions@jcu.edu.au. If your application is approved you must then post certified copies and/or documents to:

James Cook International
James Cook University
Townsville QLD 4811, AUSTRALIA

If your documents are in a language other than English, you must provide both certified translations and a certified copy of the original document.

An acceptable certified document is a photocopy of the original document, signed and certified as a copy of the original by a public notary, registered agent of JCU, or a representative of the institution. Copies of certified copies are not acceptable.

Credit and Articulation

Before applying for credit for previous studies you should read the Credit and Articulation Procedure. You can review any possible credits you may have with our Credit Calculator. When you apply for credit you must submit the course syllabi (subject outline) for each relevant subject and ensure the subject corresponds to a similar JCU subject.

Entry requirements

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 a recognised, appropriate undergraduate degree, or equivalent prior learning including appropriate professional experience.

Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 1  Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.

If you meet the academic requirements for a course, but not the minimum English requirements, you will be issued a JCU degree offer conditional upon achieving the required scores in an approved English test. You can undertake an English program at JCU to improve your skills prior to sitting your English test. If you are interested in doing this email internationaladmissions@jcu.edu.au

Application deadlines

  • 31 January for commencement in teaching period 1 (semester 1)
  • 30 June for commencement in teaching period 2 (semester 2)

Our campuses in Singapore and Brisbane operate on a trimester system – application deadlines vary for Singapore and Brisbane. View academic calendars.

How to apply

Gather electronic copies of your documentation, including an Application for Credit form, if relevant.

Register using your full legal name as it appears on your passport.

Complete all questions, upload all documents, and submit your application. You may wish to include a second course preference.

Ready to apply? Apply now.

Closing dates for applications: 31 October

Help with your application

If you need help with your application, or would like to change your preferences (e.g. course, campus, commencing semester) after you have submitted your application please contact JCU International Admissions at enquiries@jcu.edu.au or phone: +61 7 4781 5601

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Our campuses in Singapore and Brisbane operate on a trimester system – three semesters per year. View academic calendars.

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Graduate Diploma of Psychology

Handbook year

2020

Course code

15707

Course type

Graduate Diploma (AQF Level 8)

Professional accreditation status

This course is fully accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC).

Graduates of this course, who wish to become fully registered as psychologists, must complete, in addition to this course, two years of supervised practice in the field; or an accredited masters degree (e.g. Master of Psychology) with one further year of supervised practice.

Division

Tropical Health and Medicine

Award Requirements

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

Completion of a bachelor degree that includes an Australian Psychology Accreditation Council approved three-year sequence in Psychology completed within the past 10 years; and

A minimum of a credit average in all level 2 and 3 Psychology subjects taken as part of that degree; or

Other qualifications recognised by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the Division of Tropical Health and Medicine as equivalent to the above.

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.

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

24 credit points as per course structure

Course learning outcomes

On successful completion of the Graduate Diploma of Psychology, graduates will be able to:

  • Systematically integrate a coherent and advanced body of knowledge with depth in major theoretical perspectives and concepts, and philosophical and historical developments, in the core areas of psychology
  • Review, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge and evidence bases underpinning professional practice to identify and provide solutions to complex problems with intellectual independence
  • Review and reflect on the ethics and efficacy of professional practice, interventions and interactions
  • Exercise high-level judgement, critical thinking and initiative to identify and solve complex problems and make informed decisions and plan ongoing professional learning in research and/or professional practice contexts
  • Apply advanced English language and technological and numeracy skills to generate, interpret and communicate knowledge, data, arguments and research findings appropriate for a variety of audiences
  • Apply knowledge and skills of research principles, methods and ethics to initiate, plan, execute and evaluate a piece of research and scholarship with some independence and creativity
  • Demonstrate responsibility and accountability for one's own learning and practice in collaboration with others.

Course Structure

CORE SUBJECTS

PY4106:06 Group Project Part 1 of 2

PY4107:06 Group Project Part 2 of 2

PY4112:03 Ethics for Research and Professional and Evidence Based Practice

PY4113:03 Design and Analysis for Research

PY4114:03 Operationalising the Scientific Practitioner model

PY4115:03 Psychology: Now and the Future

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Singapore

 

Townsville

 

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

Students may be required to undertake such tests and interviews as are considered necessary to assess their suitability to work in the helping professions.

Professional accreditation requirements

Nil

Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade

Nil

Supplementary exam for final subject

Not applicable

Accreditation requirements

Graduates will be eligible for provisional registration with the Psychology Board of Australia. Graduates of this course who wish to become fully registered as psychologists, must complete two years of supervised practice in the field or an accredited masters degree.

Credit

Eligibility

Students may apply for a credit transfer for previous tertiary study or informal and non-formal learning in accordance with the Credit Transfer Procedure.

Maximum allowed

6 credit points

Currency

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

Expiry

Credit gained for any subject shall be cancelled 13 years after the date of the examination upon which the credit is based if, by then, the candidate has not completed this course.

Other restrictions

Nil

Award Details

Award title

GRADUATE DIPLOMA OF PSYCHOLOGY

Abbreviated title

GDipPsych

Inclusion of majors on testamur

Not applicable - this course does not have majors

Exit with lesser award

Not applicable

Course articulation

Not applicable

Annual Tuition Fee: AUD$32,280 (Estimate only)

Course fees are charged per year of full-time study. International course fees are reviewed annually and subject to change.

A Student Services and Amenities Fee is payable per subject up to a maximum amount per year.

Student Visa holders must have Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the duration of their Student Visa (except Norwegian, Swedish and Belgian citizens). Costs depend on the length of study and the number of dependents accompanying the student. For more information see Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC).

Scholarships and financial aid are also available for international students.

Consult the admission requirements section in the Handbook for prerequisites and pathways into this course.

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