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Graduate Diploma in Psychology

ACU English Language Centres

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00004G

The Graduate Diploma in Psychology is for students who have previously completed an accredited three-year sequence in psychology. It offers advanced level study in a selection of specialised areas in psychology.The course provides graduates with an approved Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) fourth year of training in psychology.In addition to covering professional issues and ethics, assessment and intervention, and research projects into human behaviour, this graduate diploma also offers electives in advanced topics in psychology.


80 credit points.


  • Psychology

Standard entry requirements

  • To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed, within the last five years, a Bachelor degree including:an accredited three year sequence in psychology
  • With a GPA of at least 5.0 on the ACU seven point scale
  • And
  • Credit level or above in a total of four second or third year Psychology units.*Disclaimer: The Course entry requirements above are for 2023 Admission.


This course is currently accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) and approved by the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA) as a suitable program of study for the purpose of registration as a psychologist. Please note that a minimum six-year sequence of education and training in psychology is required for an individual to become eligible for general registration as a psychologist in Australia.

Study pathways

Students who complete a Graduate Diploma in Psychology are eligible to apply for entry to postgraduate courses in psychology, such as the Master of Professional Psychology and Master of Psychology.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Melbourne (St Patrick's) International: $25,320 No
  • Full-time : 1 year
  • Part-time : 2 years
Strathfield (Mount Saint Mary) International: $25,320 No
  • Full-time : 1 year
  • Part-time : 2 years

Further information

The Graduate Diploma in Psychology is recognised by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council as an accredited fourth-year program in Psychology. Students who complete the program will be eligible for provisional registration as a psychologist and associate membership with the Australian Psychological Society.

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