The Graduate Diploma in Psychology enables graduates in other disciplines to complete an accredited three-year sequence in Psychology in 1.7 years, allowing them to progress to further accredited training in professional psychology.

  • Accredited by The Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC)
  • Fully online – flexible study
  • Six intakes throughout a year – flexible enrolment to allow you to achieve your goals sooner
  • Study with Australia’s leading psychology school
  • Dedicated support to guide you throughout your studies

Who is this program for?

  • Graduates in other disciplines who wish to expand their career choices by pursuing advanced psychology studies or to train to start a career as a Psychologist
  • Students who would prefer to study in a flexible format, balancing study with work and other commitments

Job and Career Prospects

(after completion of further study and training in Psychology)

  • Registered psychologist
  • Behavioural scientist
  • Marketing and market research professional
  • Mental health worker
  • Academic
  • Organisational consultant
  • School counsellor
  • Human resource manager
  • Social worker

Essential information

  • Completion of the Graduate Diploma will allow students to apply for entry into psychology honours and then postgraduate masters programs.
  • Commonwealth Supported Places are not available for this program.
  • This program does not support international student visas.
  • The Graduate Diploma in Psychology program (5331) is delivered using non-standard teaching dates and course durations to allow for a more flexible program structure. The program’s key dates and some policies may be different to those applicable to students enrolled in standard UNSW programs using the standard academic calendar.
  • Students enrolled in the Graduate Diploma in Psychology should refer to the information on this website, the “Graduate Diploma in Psychology (5331) - Guide” book, and the online handbook. Please contact gdpsychology@unsw.edu.au for any enquiries relating to this program.

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