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The University of Queensland (UQ)

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Graduate Diploma in Psychological Practice

  • Graduate Diploma

Build on your core skills and explore a new specialisation through a Graduate Diploma in Psychological Practice.

Key details

Degree Type
Graduate Diploma
2 years full-time
Course Code
Intake Months

About this course

This program is designed for registered psychologists with a postgraduate qualification in a specialist area who want to undertake studies in another area of specialisation.

You'll choose from Clinical Neuropsychology, Clinical Psychology, Counselling Psychology, Health Psychology, Organisational Psychology or Sport and Exercise Psychology. You'll study the program part-time over two years, developing your professional skills in one of the six specialisations, and undertake a mixture of advanced coursework and more than 750 hours of supervised placement to help you develop and apply your expertise.

Through your program, you'll be able to leverage knowledge and experience of the academics in the School of Psychology, who are internationally recognised for their contributions across the breadth of psychology and actively involved in clinical practice and research.

Study locations

St Lucia

What you will learn

Program highlights
  • Choose from six specialist fields and undertake more than 750 hours of supervised placement.
  • Benefit from a two-year, part-time structure with the flexibility to fit your studies around your schedule.
  • Gain a qualification from the largest school of psychology in Australia, ranked 23rd in the world.

23 in the world for psychology

QS World University Rankings 2020

Career pathways

Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Depending on which field you choose, here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Clinical neuropsychologist
  • Clinical psychologist
  • Sports psychologist
  • Relationship counsellor
  • Counsellor
  • Social worker
  • Sexual assault counsellor
  • Child and youth counsellor
  • Organisational development consultant
  • Change manager