Graduate Diploma in Psychology (Graduate Diploma)

Australia

Cricos: 00917K

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The award
Graduate Diploma

How long you will study
1 Years

Domestic course fees
find out

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
March

International course fees
AUD 38398 per year

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About Graduate Diploma in Psychology at Western Sydney University

CRICOS Code: 028481C

The Graduate Diploma in Psychology is an accredited fourth year program of undergraduate study in psychology designed for those seeking to pursue training pathways that lead to registration as a psychologist; or progression into Higher Degree Research in psychology. For students who meet the entry standard it is an alternative method to honours of gaining an accredited fourth year of undergraduate study enabling registration as a provisional psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia.

Entry into the School's APAC-accredited 4th year in psychology is limited to students who have completed an approved accredited three year undergraduate sequence in psychology (or an approved accredited bridging sequence, ii.e., a course that covers only a psychology major and typically takes 1.5 full-time years to complete) at an institution other than Western Sydney University in the last 10 years. In addition, students must have obtained an average mark of 70 in units equivalent to Level 2 and 3, with a majority of Credit or higher grades in units equivalent to Level 2 and 3 psychology units. Entry into the program may be restricted due to supervisory capacity. Eligible students are selected in order of merit based on their average mark in Level 2 and 3 units.

This one-year, 80 credit point, fee-paying program comprises a 30 credit point research thesis and 50 credit points of course work. The award is offered on Bankstown Campus. For those students who meet entry requirements, this award provides an accredited fourth-year of study enabling registration as a provisional psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia.

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  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardGraduate DiplomaHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study1 year
    Course startsMarchDomestic course fees find outInternational course feesAUD 38398 per year

Entry requirements

Academic Entry Requirements

Admission to Western Sydney University is highly competitive and is on the basis of academic merit. International students are required to meet the same standards as Australian residents. Refer to the online handbook for the specific requirements of each degree program. Some programs may also require evidence of relevant work experience.

English Language Entry Requirements

All international students must have a good command of written and spoken English. If English is not your first language or was not the medium of instruction in your secondary or tertiary studies (evidence required), you will need to demonstrate your proficiency in the English language by achieving a prescribed level in an approved English examination or test before you can receive a full offer of a place.

More information of Academic and English Language Requirements in available on our Entry Requirements webpage.

Applying to Western Sydney University

International applicants can apply direct to Western Sydney University or via an authorised agent representative of the University. International students applying to The University through the International Office can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof in the University Handbook.

If you are an international student completing one of the following qualifications in the calendar year prior to admission; An Australian Year 12 in or outside Australia; An International Baccalaureate in Australia or A New Zealand National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) level 3; you can lodge your application online at UAC International.

Students applying for Study Abroad and Exchange programs (non-award one or two semester of study) need to follow the steps on the Study Abroad at Western Sydney University website.

Please visit our admissions webpage for full details and a video guide on how to apply to Western Sydney University as an International student.

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