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"The fantastic thing about my course was that it exposed me to a wide variety of counselling strategies that I was able to utilise in my workplace and in various professional positions since."
|Award granted||Graduate Diploma of Psychology|
|Campus||Offered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong)|
|Next available intake||March (Trimester 1)|
|Indicative annual fee 2015||$25,080* AUD|
|Level||Postgraduate (Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma)|
|CRICOS course code||021256B|
Overall IELTS score of 6.5, with no band less than 6.0. More information is available at www.ielts.org
|Deakin course code||H650|
|Faculty contacts||Deakin International|
Tel +61 3 9627 4877
Course structure applies to students who commenced in 2012 onwards. Students who commenced before 2012 should refer to the course structure in the 2011 online handbook.
Following successful completion of an undergraduate degree in psychology or Deakin’s Graduate Diploma of Psychological Studies, students may complete an approved ‘fourth year’ of study in psychology (either the Graduate Diploma of Psychology or honours in psychology) in order to seek provisional registration with the Psychology Board of Australia and associate membership of the Australian Psychological Society (APS).
The Graduate Diploma of Psychology offers you the opportunity to complete a combination of core units comprising both coursework and research.
This course is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC), recognised for registration purposes by the Psychology Board of Australia and meet the requirements for associate membership of the Australian Psychological Society (APS).
In addition, it provides a basis for students wishing to apply to undertake higher degree studies in a more specialised field of applied psychology.
The course comprises six units, totalling 8 credit points. The Research Project runs over two trimesters (units HPY720 and HPY721) and is worth 4 credit points. There are four trimester-long units, each worth 1 credit point: HPS715, HPS742, HPS743 and HPS744.
Attendance and presentation at the annual School Honours Conference and attendance at the weekly School Research Colloquia are hurdle requirements.
|HPS742||Research Methods in Psychology C|
|HPS743||Professional and Conceptual Issues in Psychology|
|HPY720||Research Project A|
|HPS715||Issues in Psychological Assessment|
|HPS744||Counselling and Interpersonal Skills|
|HPY721||Research Project B|
Part time students wising to deviate from the recommended structure should consult the course director.
The current requirements for registration as a provisional psychologist include the completion of four years of academic study of psychology that is recognised by the Psychology Board of Australia. The academic program usually consists of an approved undergraduate psychology sequence followed by an approved fourth-year of study, such as Deakin’s Graduate Diploma of Psychology or honours in psychology.
Following successful completion of an approved fourth-year of psychology study, you may apply for provisional registration with the Psychology Board of Australia and associate membership of the Australian Psychological Society (APS). Deakin’s Bachelor of Psychology can lead directly to provisional registration provided the honours year is completed within this four-year course.
In order to gain full registration, provisional psychologists must then complete either two years of supervised practice, or a minimum two years of further study, which may include: Master of Psychology, Doctor of Psychology or a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) (with supervised practice completed outside the degree).
Applications are invited from graduates holding a degree with an approved three-year sequence in psychology or Deakin University's Graduate Diploma of Psychological Studies (or equivalent). Selection is based on applicants' qualifications and grades and relevant experience. A mid-credit in a third level research methods component is a prerequisite for entry. Applicants are to provide a written personal statement outlining motivation and commitment to study, knowledge of the course, desire to pursue a career in a related field and evidence of clear and concise written English ability. Deferment of enrolment is not available.
International students must also meet the English language requirements.
Students who have completed components of another APAC-accredited fourth year program may apply for credit for prior learning for up to four credit points. Credit for prior learning can only be granted for units that are determined by the unit chair and course chair to be equivalent to a unit in the Graduate Diploma of Psychology in content and assessment requirements. Credit for prior learning cannot be granted for studies completed as part of courses that are not APAC-accredited.
Tracking your application
If you have already applied and wish to enquire about your application please refer to the relevant area through which you originally applied.