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Graduate Diploma of Professional Psychology

A single one year graduate degree offered by the ANU College of Health and Medicine

GPPSY
  • Length 1 year full-time
  • Minimum 48 Units
  • Academic plan GPPSY
  • Post Nominal GDipProfPsych
  • CRICOS code 099471F
  • Mode of delivery
    • In Person
  • Field of Education
    • Psychology
  • Academic contact
  • Length 1 year full-time
  • Minimum 48 Units
  • Academic plan GPPSY
  • Post Nominal GDipProfPsych
  • CRICOS code 099471F
  • Mode of delivery
    • In Person
  • Field of Education
    • Psychology
  • Academic contact

Program Requirements

The Graduate Diploma in Professional Psychology requires completion of 48 units, which must consist of:




PSYC8410 Foundations of Professional Psychology

PSYC8411 Research Methods and Statistics in Professional Psychology  

PSYC8413 Psychological Assessment   

PSYC8421 Psychological Interventions

PSYC8422 Contextualizing Professional Psychology

PSYC8412 Professional Psychology Research Project (18 units which must be taken during the first year - as 6 units in first semester and as 12 units in second semester)

Study Options

Year 1 PSYC8410 Foundations of Professional Psychology 6 units PSYC8411 Research Methods and Statistics in Professional Psychology 6 units PSYC8413 Psychological Assessment 6 units PSYC8412
PSYC8422 Contextualizing Professional Psychology 6 units PSYC8421 PSYC8412 PSYC8412 (Professional Psychology Research Project) (

Admission Requirements

This program is exit only

Scholarships

ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.

Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are.  Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.

For further information see the Scholarships website.

Students who successfully complete one year of the Master of Professional Psychology and then decide not to continue with the program, are able to graduate with a Graduate Diploma of Professional Psychology.

The one-year graduate diploma program includes coursework on psychological assessment, interventions and professional skills and a group research project.

Career Options

Graduates from ANU have been rated as Australia's most employable graduates and among the most sought after by employers worldwide.

The latest Global Employability University Ranking, published by the Times Higher Education, rated ANU as Australia's top university for getting a job for the fourth year in a row.

This program is available for applications to commence from Second Semester, 2020

Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate appropriate interpersonal communication and interview skills in situations appropriate to psychological practice and research 

  2. Demonstrate basic assessment strategies in situations appropriate to psychological practice and knowledge of psychometric theory and principles of the construction, cultural considerations, implementation and interpretation of some of the more widely used standardised psychological test instruments

  3. Explain how basic psychological intervention strategies can be applied across a range of contexts 

  4. Investigate a substantive individual research question relevant to the discipline of psychology.

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