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Graduate Diploma of Psychology (Advanced)

Postgraduate | SWI-PYA-GDI | 2024

A key step on the pathway to becoming a psychologist

Build on your psychology studies and work towards registration as a practising psychologist. You’ll dive deeper into core areas of psychological enquiry. Hone your research and statistics skills. Work on ethical practice. An APAC accredited course.

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Graduate Diploma of Psychology (Advanced)

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Career opportunities

Clinical Psychologist

With your general registration as a clinical psychologist, provide therapeutic interventions and clinical assessment in a public mental health service context, or practise as a psychologist in private practice.

Family Therapist

Work as part of a treatment team to provide counselling and therapeutic support to families navigating crisis, who in many cases have experienced significant disadvantage.

Mental Health Support Worker

Become an essential part of the mental health support network and specialise in assisting people with a variety of complex needs.

Human Resources Coordinator

Apply psychological research and analysis in a human resources context, creating positive workspaces that increase employee well-being and drive higher employee engagement.

Professional recognition

Our Graduate Diploma of Psychology (Advanced) is the next step, after completing an APAC approved Level 1 program of study, for those pursuing a career as a psychologist. Conditional accreditation of this course has been granted by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC). Successful completion of the Graduate Diploma of Psychology (Advanced) will fulfil the fourth-year study requirement for those seeking provisional registration as a practising psychologist.

Career outlook

$75K to $93K
Health and Welfare Services Managers:
Over $120K
Human Resource Managers:
Over $120K
Policy and Planning Managers:
Over $120K
Psychologists and Psychotherapists:
$93K to $120K

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