Graduate Diploma in Psychology

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  • Qualification:
    Graduate Diploma
  • Study mode:
  • Payment options:
    FEE-HELP may be available
    Upfront payment
  • Duration:
    1.7 years (part-time only)
  • Start date:
    6 intakes a year, enquire now
  • Awarded by:
    Monash University
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Course Rundown

Take the first step to practising psychology with this flexible online Graduate Diploma in Psychology course from Monash Online.

Accredited by the Australian Psychological Accreditation Council, this course provides you with the foundational training and knowledge to pursue further study in order to become a practising psychologist, or seek employment immediately in a diverse range of behaviour-related fields.

In this course, you’ll develop a strong foundation of psychological principles, studying developmental, biological, cognitive, personality and social psychology. Guided by research, you’ll build a strong understanding of the contextual challenges of psychology, and practise testing and analysing in psychological situations. You’ll develop practical skills in critical and analytical thinking, and hone your ability to apply your knowledge to real-life scenarios.

This course offers a pathway to practising psychology as a registered psychologist.


To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

  • An undergraduate bachelor’s degree in any discipline, or a higher university qualification.

In this psychology course, the subjects you may study include:

  • Psychology 1A
  • Psychology 1B
  • Developmental and biological psychology
  • Research design and analysis
  • Perception and Cognition
  • Abnormal psychology
  • Personality and social psychology
  • Research methods and theory
  • Psychological testing, theories of ability and ethics
  • Introduction to counselling
  • Neuroscience of cognition and behaviour

Monash University offers its students a unique learning opportunity with their 100% online courses. Receive a premier experience with their personalised and interactive online courses in health, psychology and technology.

Monash University is recognised for its excellence when in research, teaching, learning and graduate outcomes. Undertake an online course and receive full access to instructors, fellow students, and dedicated tools including discussion forums and live video chat.

With over 280,000 graduates and a ranking in the top 1% of the world’s universities (Times Higher Education Learning 2018) and in the top 60 worldwide according to the 2019 QS World University Rankings, Monash University is widely recognised and renowned as innovators of education.

As a student of Monash Online, you’ll be able to access their study planner tool, which will aid you with your time management and act as your personalised study timetable.

Their simple to navigate online courses makes online learning as seamless as possible, plus you'll have a personal Student Success Advisor to guide you throughout your learning journey.

Exchange ideas, receive feedback and generate opportunities by connecting with instructors and peers in real time.

Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a Graduate Diploma in Psychology from Monash University.

Versatile and relevant, this qualification enables you to pursue employment in a wide variety of industries. You may choose to work in human resources, mental health, counselling, marketing or research, or to pursue further study in order to become a practising psychologist. Whatever your career path, this course enables you to build practical skills and personal abilities to contribute analysis and insight to a wide range of fields.

Curious about where a career in counselling could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

How Much Will It Cost?

If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive a government study loan through FEE-HELP.

FEE-HELPYou may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $45,881 (2019-20 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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