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|Award granted||Graduate Diploma of Psychological Studies|
|Campus||Offered at Melbourne Burwood Campus, Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus, Warrnambool Campus|
|Length||1 year full-time or part-time equivalent|
|Next available intake|
March (Trimester 1)
July (Trimester 2)
|Indicative annual fee 2013||$23,350* AUD|
|Level||Postgraduate (Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma)|
|CRICOS course code||059440M|
Overall IELTS score of 6.5, with no band less than 6.0. More information is available at www.ielts.org
|Deakin course code||H653|
|Faculty contacts||Deakin International|
Tel +61 3 9627 4877
Course structure applies for students who commenced in 2012 onwards . Students who commenced prior to 2012 should refer to the 2011 course handbook entry or consult your course enrolment officer.
If you are interested in psychology but have successfully completed an undergraduate degree in another field, the Graduate Diploma of Psychological Studies provides you with the opportunity to complete the equivalent of a three-year psychology sequence and to gain a separate award, while developing the initial knowledge and skills upon which advanced skills can be built. After successfully completing the course, you will be well prepared to undertake a fourth-year course in psychology: either honours in psychology or a Graduate Diploma of Psychology in pursuit of provisional registration as a psychologist.
Deakin’s Graduate Diploma of Psychological Studies is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC), recognised for registration purposes by the Psychology Board of Australia (PBA) and enables you to undertake additional study in pursuit of provisional registration.
To be awarded the Graduate Diploma of Psychological Studies, students must complete 8 credit points in psychology: eight compulsory units.
|HPS771||Research Methods in Psychology A|
|HPS772||Child and Adolescent Development|
|HPS773||Understanding the Mind|
|HPS774||Introduction to Social Psychology|
|HPS781||Research Methods in Psychology B|
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 (PBA). 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).
Deakin’s Graduate Diploma of Psychological Studies provides the equivalent of an undergraduate sequence in psychology that is modified for delivery at postgraduate level, and provides a pathway for application to fourth-year studies 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 (PBA) and associate membership of the Australian Psychological Society (APS).
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).
Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.
In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record. The minimum requirements are successful completion of a three-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent, from an approved university or other educational institution or successful completion of other equivalent qualifications gained by examination, or approved professional or industrial experience. International students must also meet the English language requirements.
Applicants must have satisfactorily completed an approved undergraduate degree. In addition, applicants must have successfully completed both
|HPS111||Introduction to Psychology A|
|HPS121||Introduction to Psychology B|
HPS111 and HPS121 and may be taken as single subject enrolments, and are available on all campuses in trimester 1, 2 and 3.
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.