This course is delivered through Swinburne Online. Swinburne Online delivers Swinburne University of Technology programs designed to meet the needs of those who are unable to undertake on-campus study. These programs have been specifically designed for online delivery and support.
The Graduate Diploma of Psychology is designed to provide graduates from another discipline an opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills in psychology. The program provides advanced knowledge and skills in Psychology, while providing the foundation training required by the professional accreditation body, the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC). When fully accredited, this qualification is the first step in the pathway to professional registration as a psychologist, and will cater to individuals who may be considering a new career as a psychologist (e.g. clinical, organisational or educational psychology).
Offering this course fully online provides further flexibility for employed students who may not be able to attend on-campus classes.
Swinburne intends that its teaching programs assist all its graduates to be:
This course has received conditional accreditation with the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) who require accredited Psychology courses to provide a solid foundation in each of the following:
To qualify for the award of Graduate Diploma of Psychology, students must complete 150 credit points comprising 12 compulsory Psychology units of study.Maximum Academic CreditThe maximum level of credit that can be granted for the Graduate Diploma of Psychology is 75 credit points (normally six units)
Credit is granted in recognition of previous study and/or experience and allows students to gain advanced standing towards their course. Applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis. Learn more about credit.