Graduate Diploma in Psychology

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Advance your career or kick-start it in a new direction with Postgraduate study at Western.

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Psychology at Western

The Graduate Diploma in Psychology is an accredited undergraduate fourth year program and is an alternative method to fourth year honours. This course is for eligible students seeking to pursue training pathways leading to provisional registration as a psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia; or progress to Higher Degree Research in psychology.

You’ll be part of an active research culture that broaches a range of theoretical and epistemological approaches in both applied and pure psychological research. You will also explore a range of methods, including experimental, quasi-experimental and qualitative research, and a strong program of postgraduate training.

Entry into this course is limited to students who have completed an approved accredited three-year undergraduate sequence in Psychology (or an approved accredited bridging sequence such as the Graduate Diploma of Psychological Studies) at an institution other than Western Sydney University in the last 10 years. In addition, you must have obtained an average mark of 70 in units equivalent to Level 2 and 3, with a majority of Credit or higher grades in units equivalent to Level 2 and 3.

Professional accreditation

This course is accredited as a fourth year of Psychology study by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC).

Learn from the best

Western Sydney University has been ranked in the Top 200 Universities in the world for Psychology, in the 2021 QS World University Rankings by Subject.

Course structure

Our course structure is outlined in our handbook. Here you can view all of the units (subjects) you will be studying.

Fees and delivery

Fees: $32,240*

Delivery: On campus

Fees: AUD $38,398*

Delivery: On campus



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*The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the course (80 credit points) per annum. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their course based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their course past the normal finish date of the course will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its courses between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of courses for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.