Graduate Diploma of Psychology

Focus your studies within psychology by undertaking focused and collaborative research. You will develop valuable skills in research analysis and design, research ethics, and have access to a network of national and international experts in the field of psychological science.

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Available to Australian students for inter-campus study in Singapore. Conditions apply.


  • Online: February
  • Townsville: February




+estimated annual Commonwealth Supported Fee for a full-time study load

^estimated annual tuition fee for a full-time study load

Plus Student Services and Amenities fee
Fee deferral and scholarships available if eligible

Fees currently displayed are indicative only. 2024 fees will be uploaded by October, 2023.


1 year full-time

or part-time equivalent

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

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Real stories

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    Jessica Thomasson

    Graduate Diploma of Psychology

    Studying the Graduate Diploma of Psychology at JCU has provided me with the opportunity to advance toward a career in psychology, while affording me the flexibility I needed as a mother of a very active toddler.

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    Dr Kerry McBain

    College of Healthcare Sciences

    Having an understanding of human behaviour - what motivates people, how they perceive the world, and why they make the decisions they do - is invaluable knowledge in business. The joint degree gives students a solid grounding in both the principles of business and of human behaviour.

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    Ann Nicholls

    Manager Offender Development, Lotus Glen Correctional Centre, Custodial Operations

    It is great having JCU graduates on staff. The JCU school of Psychology clearly has experienced and knowledgeable lecturers, tutors and staff. The graduates bring a solid knowledge base, enthusiasm and energy to grow and build on their study, plus a genuine care to support the team around them.