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Edith Cowan University (ECU)

Graduate Diploma of Psychology (Advanced)

  • Developed by industry experts
    The Graduate Diploma of Psychology (Advanced) is designed and delivered by experienced psychology researchers and practitioners. Benefit from close support from engaged academics and build your professional network as you continue your journey to becoming a registered psychologist.
  • Flexible, accelerated and 100% online
    ECU degrees allow you to tailor your study to your busy schedule and complete your degree sooner than traditional on-campus study. Get support from academics, Student Success Advisors and fellow students.
  • Support While You Study
    At ECU, you will receive the support you need to succeed when fitting study into your already busy life. Not only are our teaching staff supportive and attentive - you will also have a dedicated Student Success Advisor to support you every step of the way at ECU.

This degree is for postgraduate students who want to leverage their previous study and continue along the pathway towards becoming a registered psychologist.

Upon successful completion, you will fulfil the education requirements for provisional registration as a psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia^.

^ECU is currently seeking APAC accreditation

  • Foundations of Client-Centred Psychological Practice
  • Applications of Psychological Assessment
  • Applications of Psychological Interventions
  • Applied Psychological Practice
  • Qualitative Research Skills and Applications
  • Evidence Based Practice in Psychology
  • Applied Psychological Research Design
  • Communicating Research in Psychology

To gain entry to the Graduate Diploma of Psychology (Advanced) online, applicants must have:

  • An APAC accredited 3-year Bachelor’s degree with a Major in Psychology completed in the last 10 years; or
  • An APAC accredited Graduate Diploma in Psychology completed in the last 10 years; and
  • A WAM (Weighted Average Mark) of 70% achieved in one of the above pathway programs (or equivalent supporting circumstances).

Learning outcomes

  • Apply theory to practice
    Understand and apply the principles and underlying theories of contemporary psychological interventions.
  • Design your own research and analyse data
    Gain advanced skills as you design, analyse, conduct and critique research in psychology.
  • Prepare for the profession
    Learn core communication and interviewing skills for use in a range of professional contexts. Be empowered to apply these skills when working with individuals from diverse backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Career outcomes

Upon successfully completing the Graduate Diploma of Psychology (Advanced) online, you will be able to fulfill the education requirements you need to apply for provisional registration as a psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia. You will also be eligible to continue your postgraduate studies to become a registered psychologist.

Alternatively, you can apply the skills you gained in your Graduate Diploma of Psychology (Advanced) to a variety of roles in human-centred fields including:

  • Education
  • Human Resource Management
  • Marketing
  • Human Services
  • Healthcare

2023 academic year student fees shown are subject to change. You may also be required to pay student amenities fees. Contact the university directly to confirm.

Fees shown are per unit. The number of units are listed below fees. Together they indicate the total fees for the course.

FEE-HELP loans are available to assist eligible full-fee paying domestic students with the cost of a university course.

Key Facts
  • Study Mode: Online
  • 16 months (part-time)
  • $3,430 per unit FEE HELP available
  • 8 units
  • Start Date: Jan, Mar, May, Jul, Sept & Nov