Graduate Diploma of Psychology (Bridging)

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  • Qualification:
    Graduate Diploma
  • Study mode:
  • Payment options:
    FEE-HELP may be available
    Upfront payment
  • Duration:
    20 months part-time
  • Start date:
    January, March, May, July, September and October. Enquire now!
  • Awarded by:
    James Cook University Online
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  • Career Outcomes:
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Course Rundown

Want to gain the knowledge and skills to understand modern psychology? Keen to get one step closer to becoming a registered psychologist? You can with the online Graduate Diploma of Psychology (Bridging) from James Cook University. 

This hands-on course offers a unique curriculum which covers contemporary theoretical perspectives of psychology, their philosophical and historical developments and their interconnectedness; builds your skills in using technology and statistical methods to facilitate research, and also provides you with a communications tool-kit to solve problems relative to the challenges of the diverse populations in different communities. 

Whether you want to progress your career and go on to further study to become a psychologist or see this course as a way forward in your role in teaching, human resources, marketing, counselling, social work, or consulting – the Graduate Diploma of Psychology (Bridging) will help you get to where you want to be!


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

  • Completed an undergraduate bachelors degree in any discipline; AND
  • Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 1– Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.

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

  • Social Psychology 
  • Individual Differences In Personality
  • The Psychology of Health, Wellbeing and Resilience
  • Human Development Across the Lifespan
  • Psychological Disorders and Interventions
  • Learning, Memory Cognition and Language 
  • Neuroscience and the Biological Bases of Behaviour
  • Environmental Psychology and Sustainable Futures 
  • Principles of Counselling 
  • Research the Statistics for Psychology 

Get equipped with the skills you need to succeed when you study with one of Australia’s leading universities, James Cook University Online! Choose to undertake a graduate certificate, graduate diploma or masters and gain the knowledge and confidence to make your mark in the industry.

Their flexible online study option means you can learn on the go, or from the comfort of your own home while still having full access to leading academic materials. JCU has created an interactive and dynamic online learning platform packed with videos, group chats and more to keep you connected with your teachers and peers.

Enjoy a first-class learning experience when you learn with JCU, ranked in the top 2% of universities from around the globe (Academic Ranking of World Universities – ARWU) and home to some of the world’s leading academics.

The success and happiness of their students is James Cook University’s first priority.

From day one through to graduation, students at JCU Online will have the support of a one-on-one Success Advisor. Each advisor will be readily available to help you with any administration, navigating the system, staying motivated and more.

Got a question for your tutor? They’ll be available for any questions and advice via online chat.

Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course, you'll receive a Graduate Diploma of Psychology (Bridging) from James Cook University.

This qualification is a pathway to further study for those who want to become a registered psychologist or a way forward in human-centred occupations.  

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

How Much Will It Cost?

This course costs $2,950 per subject. Eligible students may be able to get Government FEE-HELP assistance. Enquire now to find out more. 

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 $46,620 (2020-21 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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