The Graduate Diploma of Psychological Studies is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) as an undergraduate three year sequence in psychology.
Postgraduate Information Evenings
Postgraduate Information Evenings are held throughout the year, and give you the opportunity to meet academic and professional staff as well as ask questions about courses, admission and fees. These evenings give you a better understanding of course content and delivery, what to expect from postgraduate study as well as career outcomes.
Our May 2019 Postgraduate Information Evenings will be running between Monday 6 May to Thursday 9 May at our Parramatta City Campus. If you are interested in attending, please register below.
Psychological Studies at Western
The Graduate Diploma of Psychological Studies prepares graduates for an accredited fourth year in Psychology; it does not comprise such a fourth year.
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Fees and delivery
Delivery: On campus
Fees: AUD $29,880*
Delivery: On campus
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As a psychological studies graduate, you can look forward to career opportunities in:
- Psychologist in private practice
- Government departments such as Department of Family and Community Services and Department of Ageing Disabilities
- Occupational Psychologist
- Human Resources
Psychologist (with further study)
Registered psychologists evaluate and diagnose mental health patterns and provide consultation. Interning is available at organisations such as the Department of Family & Community Services, and the Department of Aging Disabilities & Home Care.
Occupational Psychologists apply psychological principles and techniques to study occupational behaviour, working conditions and organisational structure, and solve problems of work performance and organisational design.
Educational Psychologists investigate learning and teaching, and develop psychological techniques to foster the development and skills of individuals and groups in educational settings.
Academia involves being a Lecturer and/or Tutor as well as undertaking world-class research in psychology. As a teaching academic you prepare and deliver lectures and conduct tutorials in one or more subjects within a prescribed course of study and conduct research in psychology.
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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.