Graduate Diploma of Psychology (Bridging)

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James Cook University Online
  • Awarded by

    James Cook University Online

  • Qualification

    Graduate Diploma

  • Study Mode


  • Payment Options

    FEE-HELP may be availableUpfront payment

  • Duration

    20 months part-time

  • Start Date

    January, March, May, July, September and October. Enquire now!

  • Career Outcomes

    Counsellor | Human Resources Manager | Secondary School Teacher | Primary Teacher | View all

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  • In a Nutshell

    Want to gain the knowledge and skills to understand modern psychology? Maybe you're looking to get one step closer to becoming a registered psychologist? JCU Online's Graduate Diploma of Psychology (Bridging) is a contemporary and hands-on qualification that provides the knowledge and skills to understand modern psychology and reach your career goals.

    Offering a unique curriculum, this course covers contemporary theoretical perspectives of psychology, their philosophical and historical developments and their interconnectedness. While also building your skills in using technology and statistical methods to facilitate research, and also provides you with a communications tool-kit to solve problems relative to the challenges of the diverse populations in different communities. 

    You will study a broad scope of subjects unique to the Graduate Diploma of Psychology (Bridging) at JCU Online, including Environmental Psychology and Health, Wellbeing & Resilience and more. These subjects align to the UN Sustainable Development Goals as well as current and emerging global health challenges in a technology-enabled society.

    Whether you want to progress your career and go on to further study to become a Psychologist or see this course as a way forward in your role in teaching, human resources, marketing, counselling, social work, or consulting – the Graduate Diploma of Psychology (Bridging) will help you get to where you want to be.

  • What You'll Need to Get In

    To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

    • Hold a Bachelor degree in any discipline.
    • Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 1– Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.
  • Subject Breakdown

    In this psychology course, the subjects you may study include: 

    • Social Psychology 
    • Individual Differences In Personality
    • The Psychology of Health, Wellbeing and Resilience
    • Human Development Across the Lifespan
    • Psychological Disorders and Interventions
    • Learning, Memory Cognition and Language 
    • Neuroscience and the Biological Bases of Behaviour
    • Environmental Psychology and Sustainable Futures 
    • Principles of Counselling 
    • Research the Statistics for Psychology 
  • Why James Cook University Online?

    Study when it suits you, receive personal academic support and make your CV shine with a qualification from an internationally recognised university.

    With a reputation for excellence in teaching and research, we know the value of a world-class education: our students graduate to become leaders in their fields and their communities. What’s more, JCU has been awarded five stars for graduate job success for six years running by The Good Universities Guide.

    Through our postgraduate courses, we aim to empower professionals to have a positive impact and make their lives matter. Enrol and gain the skills to build your brighter future, today.

    When you study with JCU Online, you can be sure that you will receive the best possible guidance and assistance to help you achieve your goals.

    In addition to the academic and student networks you’ll develop, you will be introduced to your Student Success Advisor upon enrolment. They provide access to useful resources, dedicated guidance and motivation throughout your study journey.

  • Where will this course take you?

    Upon successful completion of this course, you'll receive a Graduate Diploma of Psychology (Bridging) from James Cook University.

    This qualification is a pathway to further study for those who want to become a registered psychologist or a way forward in human-centred occupations.  

    After completing your Graduate Diploma of Psychology (Bridging), you will be able to:

    • Integrate and apply a coherent body of knowledge and skills in major theoretical perspectives, philosophical and historical developments in core areas of psychology
    • Work collaboratively and independently to design, evaluate and disseminate information and initiatives to promote and optimise mental health, resilience and well being in culturally diverse and geographically dispersed contexts.
  • Career Outcomes

    Wondering where a career in psychology could take you? Potential job outcomes may include;

  • Let's talk price

    This course costs $2,950 per subject. Eligible students may be able to get Government FEE-HELP assistance. Enquire now to find out more. 


    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 $48,361 (2022-23 income year). 

    Find out more about government study loans here.

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To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Hold a Bachelor degree in any discipline.
  • Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 1– Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.


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