Graduate Diploma of Psychology

Western Sydney University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00917K; 02851G (WS, The College)

This program is a fourth year of undergraduate study in psychology designed for those seeking entry into the profession as a provisional psychologist. For students who meet the entry standard it is an alternative method to honours of gaining an accredited fourth year of undergraduate study in psychology. Offered on Bankstown campus, the award comprises a unit in psychological assessment and intervention, Counselling and Consultation, Advanced Topics in Psychology, a research methods unit, and a major research project.


80 credit points including a 20 credit point research methods unit, a 30 credit point thesis and three 10 credit point units.


  • Psychology

Standard entry requirements

Successful completion within the last 10 years, of an APAC accredited 3 year sequence in psychology, with a minimum of a Credit average in second and third year units, including a credit in the majority of the psychology units


This course is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) as an accredited fourth year of study in Psychology. Graduates of this award will be eligible for Provisional registration as a Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA) and for associate membership of the Australian Psychological Society (APS).

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Bankstown International: $38,398 No
  • Full-time : 1 year
  • Part-time : 2 years
Parramatta International: $38,396 No
  • Full-time : 1 year
  • Part-time : 2 years
Penrith International: $38,398 No
  • Full-time : 1 year
  • Part-time : 2 years

Further information

Limited places are available in this course and meeting the admission criteria does not guarantee entry. No deferrals will be accepted for this course.

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