GD005 - Graduate Diploma in Behavioural Science

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Plan: GD005 - Graduate Diploma in Behavioural Science
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 Behavioural Science
Award abbreviation: GradDipBehavSc
Total credit points: 144
Career: PGRD
Duration: 4 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: 090799
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Purpose of the Program

The Graduate Diploma in Behavioural Science is designed to provide you with a wide range of knowledge and skills in human behaviour. Its twelve core courses are designed to introduce you to the broad areas of human behaviour, then to focus indepth in four fundamental areas (cognition, development, biological and social psychology), and finally, to apply the basic theory of human behaviour to areas such as assessment, psychopathology, psychotherapy and community/society. Specialist professional electives allows students to explore the work of psychology in forensics, across cultures, gender, sport, organizations and health. The program provides you with knowledge and skills to continue on in professional areas (Honours followed by post graduate coursework or research degrees in psychology or other education/health related areas) or to graduate and gain employment in a wide range of diverse settings.

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Articulation and pathways

This program does not articulate with any other programs. Applicants with the appropriate entry requirements apply through VTAC.

Students who successfully complete this program at a Distinction plus level are eligible to apply for entry into an APS approved fourth year program e.g. BH000, GD004. Graduates with less than Distinction level are eligible to apply for non-APS approved fourth year programs e.g. Graduate Diploma in Education or employment as a three-year science graduate. These employment opportunities include work in areas such as organisational management, health, sport, cross-cultural studies, counselling, HR, working with people with disability or research.

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Entrance requirements

Satisfactory completion of an undergraduate degree program.

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External accreditation and industry links

This program is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC). APAC guidelines provide for Graduate Diplomas which are specifically designed for existing graduates (in any discipline) to complete a psychology major. In the psychology undergraduate degree program (BP154), the approved sequence consists of 144 credit points. To meet accreditation standards, the first year of the program must include a minimum of 25% psychology, the second year of the program should include a minimum of 50% psychology, and the third year of the program must include a minimum of 50% psychology and there should be the option for students to enroll in more psychology units.

The Graduate Diploma in Behavioural Science is such a program that consists only of the major psychology sequence of courses from the BP154, Bachelor of Applied Science (Psychology) program. As such it consists of 144 credit points.

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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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