GD004 - Graduate Diploma in Psychology

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Plan: GD004 - Graduate Diploma in Psychology
Campus: Bundoora Campus

Overview

Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Graduate Diploma in Psychology
Award abbreviation: GradDipPsych
Total credit points: 96
Career: PGRD
Duration: 1 year full time or 2 years part time
Location: Bundoora Campus
Owning school: Health and Biomedical Sciences (173H)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/about/our-education/academic-schools/health-and-biomedical-sciences/
ASCED code: 090701
CRICOS code:

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Purpose of the Program

The Graduate Diploma in Psychology program will provide you with a thorough education in the scientific discipline of psychology and introduce you to the application of the discipline. Upon successful graduation you will have sound evidence-based knowledge as a foundation for entering either employment where the knowledge and approaches of psychology can be used, or advanced level psychology programs (e.g., Master of Psychology or a post-graduate research degree). In addition, successful graduation from this program will acquire a basis for life-long learning in a changing world.

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Articulation and pathways

Successful completion of this program may enable you to apply for entry into an APS approved Masters level award or a post gradaute research degree  and may allow application into a Doctoral award.

 

 

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Entrance requirements

To be eligible to enrol in this course you must have successfully completed an undergraduate degree with an Australian Psychological Society approved 3 year major sequence in Psychology, for example Bachelor of Applied Science (Psychology) or Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology)

                                           OR

an undergraduate degree and the  Australian Psychological Society approved major sequence in Psychology as a partial requirement for membership of the Society 

Generally, applicants would be expected to have a minimum Distinction grade (70-75%) across each year of their undergraduate program to be considered for entry into the program. Other relevant factors (e.g., work experience) also may be taken into account.

 

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External accreditation and industry links

This program is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC). APAC is the official accreditation board of Australia's leading professional psychology organization, the Australian Psychology Society (APS) and is responsible for and accredits the program every five years.

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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

Library resources and services

As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University you can access the extensive services, facilities and study space provided by the Library. You can access books, journals and other course related materials, such as DVDs, past exams, newspapers and e-books. Through our document delivery service you can also request items from any library in the world.

Computers for study are available at every Library site, where you can access the Internet, myRMIT (www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit) or Library e-resources. If you have a laptop you can access the RMIT University wireless network in the Library.

Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments or you can work through web-based tutorials or use our online Ask a Librarian service.

The Library is continually expanding our electronic collections to make it easier for you to get the information you need when you need it. All RMIT University students have unlimited access to quality electronic resources such as, e-books, e-journals and newspapers.

You can find more information on Library resources and services at: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library.

Online learning tools and content

You can access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses at myRMIT: www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit.

Services available to you as a student at RMIT University

RMIT University provides a wide range of resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals.

Services are available face to face and online assisting with:

  • transition to tertiary study and learning
  • study skills, academic skills including literacy, mathematics and basic sciences if relevant
  • enabling assistance if you have a disability, long term medical condition or other form of disadvantage which may impact on your learning
  • career development and employment
  • living and wellbeing (including advice on health, housing and financial matters)
  • opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad
  • opportunities for participating in arts, sport, recreation, fitness activities as well as student activism and university governance

We also offer a friendly and supportive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

You can find more information at: www.rmit.edu.au/students.

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