Graduate Diploma in Psychology

Murdoch University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00125J

If you’re working towards becoming a registered psychologist and have already completed an accredited three-year undergraduate psychology degree or equivalent, this course provides you with an alternative option to an honours year to satisfy the educational requirements needed to register and work as a provisional psychologist or further your studies with an application into a relevant master’s course. If you're in your last semester of your undergraduate psychology degree, you can apply for an early conditional offer based on your results to date. You will need a GPA of at least 2.0 in all psychology units.


Total credit points: 24

Standard entry requirements

A three-year Bachelor's degree in Psychology accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council or Australian Psychological Society-approved alternative, completed within the last 10 years. Some students may be required to complete additional units to satisfy specified unit prerequisites.The Academic Chair will consider applications and recommend students for admission based on an assessment of the student's preparedness to cope with the Graduate Diploma in Psychology, and on current teaching resources available to the school. Normally only students with a credit average or better in their undergraduate psychology units will be considered. In some cases, the Academic Chair may recommend a student for admission, but require the student to complete additional designated Murdoch units offered in earlier years than the fourth year.Quota: The number of students accepted into the course will be determined on a semester-by-semester basis, and will depend upon available resources.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Perth campus International: $33,360 No
  • Full-time : 1 year
  • Part-time : 2 years

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