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Postgraduate Diploma of Psychology for 2014

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Why study Postgraduate Diploma of Psychology?

PLEASE NOTE: Applications to commence study in Semester 1, 2014 were closed on 31 October 2013. Please refer to the How to apply for a Psychology degree page for more detailed information about applying for this course to study in Semester 1, 2015.

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The Postgraduate Diploma of Psychology provides an Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) accredited fourth year qualification in Psychology.

Classified as the equivalent of an honours program by the University, the content is designed for those wishing to pursue advanced postgraduate training at master's or doctoral level, and for those wishing to undertake supervised psychological practice after completing the program.

This program is only offered on-campus and is for graduates who hold a degree with an APAC-accredited major in psychology. It offers advanced study and research training in psychology and an introduction to developmental psychology, counselling, psychological assessment and intervention, and ethical and professional issues in psychological practice.

The program comprises three core units, an elective unit and a research project. Student may vary their component sequence (subject to time-tabling constraints) depending on their individual experience, interests and career plans. Research supervision opportunities will be provided by Faculty of Education academic staff.

The core units cover contemporary issues in developmental psychology, ethics and professional issues, psychological assessment and a research project. Electives include behaviour change interventions for practitioners and an introduction to counselling psychology.

For more information on the course structure visit the coursemap page.

Professional recognitions

Australian

The Postgraduate Diploma of Psychology provides an Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) accredited fourth year qualification in Psychology.

Classified as the equivalent of an honours program by the University, the content is designed for those wishing to pursue advanced postgraduate training at master's or doctoral level, and for those wishing to undertake supervised psychological practice after completing the program.

Graduates qualify for associate membership of the Australian Psychological Society (Assoc MAPS).

From 1 July 2014, the Psychology Board of Australia requires applicants for general registration who have completed the 5+1 internship pathway to sit the National Psychology Examination.

Domestic

Entry requirements

View entry requirements and applications for domestic students

Duration

1 year full-time
2 years part-time

Fees for 2014

Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
Commonwealth supported place not offered for this course.

Domestic fee per 48 credit points
48 credit points represents a standard full-time course load for a year
$ 21,700 AUD

The Student Services and Amenities Fee applies to some students each calendar year.

Intakes

First Semester (March)

Attendances

  • On-campus at Clayton: full-time, part-time

Faculty

Faculty of Education

Course code: 3509

CRICOS code: 043823E

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Contact

Course Enquiries
Tel: 1800 MONASH
(1800 666 274)
monash.edu/education

International

Entry requirements

View entry requirements and applications for international students

Duration

1 year full-time

Fees for 2014

Fees are subject to change annually.

International fee per 48 credit points
48 credit points represents a standard full-time course load for a year
$ 29,200 AUD

Intakes

First Semester (March)

Attendances

  • On-campus at Clayton: full-time

Faculty

Faculty of Education

Course code: 3509

CRICOS code: 043823E

Find out more

Enquire nowApply nowEntry requirements

Contact

Telephone: +61 3 9903 4788
Online Enquiry: Enquire Now

Admissions information for domestic students

Entry requirements

Minimum entrance requirements

Applicants should have a bachelor's degree and a major in psychology from any course accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) with at least a distinction average in third year psychology. These qualifications must have been completed within the last 10 years.

Applicants with international qualifications will need to have their qualifications assessed by the Australian Psychological Society (APS) www.psychology.org.au

Extra requirements

For further information on the application process please visit the How to apply for a Psychology degree webpage.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Applications

Semester one (March)

Apply directly to Monash

Semester two (July)

This course is not available for Second Semester (July) entry.

Admissions information for international students

Entry requirements

International entry requirements

Students should have a bachelors degree and a major in psychology from any course accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council with at least a distinction average in third-level psychology. These qualifications must have been completed within the last 10 years. (Applicants with international qualifications will need to have their qualifications assessed by the APS - Australian Psychological Society. For further information please visit the APS website.)

English requirements for international students

See the English Language Requirements web page

Special entry requirements

For further information on the application process please visit the How to apply for a Psychology degree webpage.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Applications

Semester one (March)

Apply directly to Monash

Semester two (July)

This course currently doesn't have places available for mid-year entry.

Enrolment obligation

International students enrolling in a CRICOS-registered course can study no more than 25% of their course by distance and/or online learning. Students cannot enrol exclusively in distance and/or online learning study in any compulsory study period. See standard 9.4 of The National Code 2007.