Graduate Diploma in Psychology

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  • Awarded by

    RMIT Online

  • Qualification

    Graduate Diploma

  • Study Mode

    Online

  • Payment Options

    FEE-HELP may be availablePayment planUpfront payment

  • Duration

    Full-time: 24 months; Part-time (50% study load): 30 months

  • Start Date

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  • Course Fee

    Price may vary

  • Career Outcomes

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  • In a Nutshell

    If you are looking to broaden your education and career options, this Graduate Diploma in Psychology from RMIT Online will give you highly sought after and transferable skills that can help you progress your career in a large number of industry sectors.

    Psychology is a science and profession dedicated to understanding how people think, behave, feel, and learn, and in today's business environment, understanding people is a skill crucial to success in almost any field of work. This Graduate Diploma in Psychology qualification form RMIT Online is fully accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) and will teach you modern theories and practices applied in psychology in today. The course will introduce you to a  variety of psychological perspectives including developmental, biological, cognitive, and social psychology, alongside counselling and research skills.

    The course consists of eight core program courses and gives you flexibility to customise your study with a choice of two contemporary electives in health and wellbeing, motivation and work, or applied virtual care. Throughout your study, you will be guided by practising psychologists, academics, and industry thought leaders who will ensure that you gain practical knowledge and skills applicable in today's business environment.

     

  • What You'll Need to Get In

    An Australian Bachelor degree or equivalent, or higher-level qualification, from a recognised tertiary institution.

    If you've completed an APAC accredited psychology degree within the last 10 years, you are not normally eligible for this program.

    English language prerequisites

    A minimum IELTS (Academic module) overall score of 6.5, with no band below 6.0; or equivalent. International students are required to provide current evidence of English language proficiency for admission to RMIT University. You can provide your results from one of these three options:

    • An accepted English language proficiency test, or
    • An accepted English language provider, or
    • A recognised Australian or international qualification.
  • Subject Breakdown

    The Graduate Diploma in Psychology from RMIT Online course consists of eight core units and two elective units.

    Core units:

    • Fundamentals of Psychology
    • Fundamentals of Psychology 2
    • Developmental and Social Psychology
    • Cognitive and Biological Psychology
    • Exploring Research in Psychology
    • Counselling and Professional Practices
    • Mental Health and Psychological Interventions
    • Personality and Assessment in Psychology

    Elective units:

    • Psychology of Motivation and Work
    • Health and Wellbeing Psychology
    • Applied Telehealth and Virtual Care

     

  • Why RMIT Online?

    Looking for a world-class education experience that you can receive from the comfort of your own home? Turn to RMIT Online! Check out their range of online degrees or upskill faster with a short course and prepare to excel your career. With RMIT Online, you’ll build real-world skills, work closely with their respected industry partners and get the knowledge to transform your career. Being RMIT accredited means you’ll be recognised by one of the most innovative and respected technology institutions in Australia.

    Studying online doesn’t mean you have to go through the learning journey solo. When you study with RMIT Online you’ll be connected with a support team and a global network of industry experts, academics and peers, who will help you every step of the way. Whether you have a technical issue, feel bogged down and need someone to talk to or struggling with an assignment - they’ve got the right people to help get you to where you want to be.

  • Where will this course take you?

    On completion of this course, you will gain a nationally recognised and highly sought-after Graduate Diploma in Psychology from RMIT Online.

    The course will give you advanced knowledge of the broad foundational theory in psychology and an ability to apply that knowledge in various real-world settings using a scientific approach. You will also be able to apply evidence-based knowledge to conceptualise and solve problems in a variety of real-world contexts, as well as how to communicate in an effective, culturally appropriate and sensitive way through a broad range of mediums (written, electronic, graphic, oral) with individuals of diverse backgrounds and values.

    This qualification will give you the skills and knowledge to perform confidently in psychology-related fields such as social research, mental health, organisational behaviour, human resources, welfare resources, market research, and communications.

  • Career Outcomes

  • Let's talk price

    The cost for this program is $32,400 (all 10 courses).

    FEE-HELP and other support may be available - enquire now for details.

    FEE-HELP

    You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

    This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.

    Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $47,014 (2021-22 income year). 

    Find out more about government study loans here.

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An Australian Bachelor degree or equivalent, or higher-level qualification, from a recognised tertiary institution.

If you've completed an APAC accredited psychology degree within the last 10 years, you are not normally eligible for this program.

English language prerequisites

A minimum IELTS (Academic module) overall score of 6.5, with no band below 6.0; or equivalent. International students are required to provide current evidence of English language proficiency for admission to RMIT University. You can provide your results from one of these three options:

  • An accepted English language proficiency test, or
  • An accepted English language provider, or
  • A recognised Australian or international qualification.

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