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Graduate Diploma of Psychology

Pursue your passion and gain valuable research skills. This course provides fourth-year training for students who have completed an accredited three-year undergraduate psychology program.


Skills for every region

Skills to succeed

Combine theory and practice

Access the best

State-of-the-art facilities


  • Townsville: February
  • Singapore: March, July, November



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

Plus Student Services and Amenities fee
Scholarships and financial aid available if eligible


1 year full-time

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

    Head, Psychology

    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.