Graduate Diploma of Psychology
Course summary for current students
|Award granted||Graduate Diploma of Psychology|
|Campus||Offered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong)|
|Duration||1 year full-time or part-time equivalent|
|CRICOS course code||021256B|
|Deakin course code||H650|
Course structure applies to students who commenced in or before 2011. Students who commenced in 2012 should refer to the course structure in the 2012 online handbook.
The course is designed to provide a fourth year of study in psychology for students who wish to pursue a career in a professional field of applied psychology.
The objectives are:
- to assist in the further development of knowledge and skills that are fundamental to all or at least most fields of applied psychology;
- to provide the opportunity for students to explore in-depth a number of fields in which psychology is applied so that students are better placed to make decisions about their professional future;
- to further develop students' abilities to critically evaluate theory and empirical studies; to develop the advanced skills students require to design, implement, analyse and report on a piece of research in an approved applied field; and
- to develop within students a deeper understanding of professional responsibilities, standards of performance and ethical issues.
The course meets the requirements of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and the Psychologists Board of Australia (PBA) for a fourth year of study. In addition, it provides a basis for students wishing to apply to undertake higher degree studies in a more specialised field of applied psychology.
This course is Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) accredited.
Fees and charges
Unit fees can be viewed within individual unit descriptions. You can search for a unit using the Unit Search.
Please be aware:
- Fees are calculated on a per unit basis
- Fees charged will depend on the individual units chosen
- Fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and services
The course comprises six units, totalling 8 credit points. The Research Project runs over two trimesters (units HPS718 and HPS790) and is worth 3 credit points. There are four trimester-long units, each worth 1 credit point: HPS715, HPS742, HPS743 and HPS744.
The final 1-credit-point unit, Topics in Psychology(HPS754 and HPS755), comprises two elective modules, one taken each trimester. These are chosen from Issues in Health Psychology, Issues in Forensic Psychology, Organisational Psychology, and Sport and Exercise Psychology.
Attendance and presentation at the annual School Honours Conference and attendance at the weekly School Research Colloquia are hurdle requirements.
Note: The elective modules offered each year may vary and are subject to resources and demand.
|HPS718||Unit description is currently unavailable|
|HPS754||Unit description is currently unavailable|
|HPS742||Unit description is currently unavailable|
|HPS743||Unit description is currently unavailable|
|HPS715||Unit description is currently unavailable|
|HPS755||Unit description is currently unavailable|
|HPS744||Unit description is currently unavailable|
|HPS790||Unit description is currently unavailable|
Part time students wising to deviate from the recommended structure should consult the course coordinator.