|Award title||Graduate Diploma in Psychology|
|Year & campus||2017 — Parkville|
|Fees information||Subject EFTSL, level, discipline and census date|
|Study level & type||Graduate Coursework|
|Credit points||125 credit points|
|Duration||12 months full time or 36 months part time|
The Graduate Diploma in Psychology is designed for graduates of other disciplines who may be interested in changing career direction and eventually qualifying as a registered psychologist, or for those who wish to study psychology simply out of interest in the discipline.
The Graduate Diploma in Psychology entails the completion of eight compulsory subjects and two elective subjects, each worth 12.5 points (125 points in total). These 10 subjects comprise the three-year undergraduate 'sequence' accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) , which is required as a first step for professional registration.
Graduate Diploma in Psychology students participate in the normal lectures and classes of psychology undergraduate students. Unlike our undergraduates, Graduate Diploma students only have to complete the ten subject sequence and do not need to take additional subjects in other disciplines. All psychology subjects at the University of Melbourne include a laboratory/tutorial component in addition to a lecture program. All Graduate Diploma students, on successful completion, may apply for entry to an accredited fourth year course in psychology at the University of Melbourne or at other Australian universities.
The Graduate Diploma in Psychology can be completed as either a FULL-TIME or PART-TIME option. The FULL-TIME option allows students to complete the two required Level 100 subjects in an intensive Summer Term and go on to enrol in the remainder of the course full-time over the following two semesters, whilst the PART-TIME option can be completed over a period of up to six semesters.