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Graduate Diploma of Professional Psychology

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

  • Length 1 year full-time
  • Minimum 48 Units
  • Academic plan GPPSY
  • Post Nominal GDipProfPsych
  • CRICOS code 099471F
  • Length 1 year full-time
  • Minimum 48 Units
  • Academic plan GPPSY
  • Post Nominal GDipProfPsych
  • CRICOS code 099471F

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

Fee Information

All students are required to pay the Services and amenities fee (SA Fee)

The annual indicative fee provides an estimate of the program tuition fees for international students and domestic students (where applicable). The annual indicative fee for a program is based on the standard full-time enrolment load of 48 units per year (unless the program duration is less than 48 units). Fees for courses vary by discipline meaning that the fees for a program can vary depending on the courses selected. Course fees are reviewed on an annual basis and typically will increase from year to year. The tuition fees payable are dependent on the year of commencement and the courses selected and are subject to increase during the period of study.

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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

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We have graduated remarkable people from every part of our continent, our region and all walks of life.

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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