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8 Diploma in Psychology Courses

Explore psychology diploma courses in Australia, including accredited pathway programs.

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Private accredited courses for personal or professional development.

Langley Group - Diploma of Positive Psychology & Wellbeing

The Langley Group Institute offers the Diploma of Positive Psychology and Wellbeing, a 12-month government-accredited program. It combines evidence-based theory with practical applications. Online and face-to-face formats are available, with in-person sessions held in Byron Bay. The course aims to enhance individual and organisational wellbeing, emphasising positive emotions, engagement, meaningful experiences, and relationship building. The program costs $AUD 6,500 for virtual learning and $AUD 7,500 in person.

Available: Online, Byron Bay

Charles Darwin University - Diploma of Psychology

The Diploma of Psychology online at Charles Darwin University is an 8-subject one-year course. It leads into a Bachelor of Psychological Science. Participants explore health promotion, ethics in Indigenous contexts, research skills, intercultural sensitivity, and psychological communication. Multiple entry pathways are available. These include an ATAR of 60, vocational qualifications, prior tertiary study, recognised preparation courses, and professional experience.

Available: Online, Darwin


University programs requiring in-person attendance.

Griffith University - Diploma of Psychological Science

The Diploma of Psychological Science at Griffith University is offered at the Gold Coast and Mt Gravatt campuses. This program can be completed in one year full-time or over two years part-time. Units cover interpersonal skills, counselling, research methods, and statistics. Graduates can progress to the 2nd year of psychology or counselling bachelor degrees. The entry requirement is an ATAR of 60 or a Certificate III. A $10k tution fee applies to domestic students.

Available: Gold Coast, Brisbane

La Trobe College Australia - Diploma of Psychology

The Diploma of Psychology from La Trobe College Australia is an 8 to 12-month program that provides foundational knowledge. It is designed for those looking to advance to the Bachelor of Psychological Science at La Trobe University. Subjects include statistical modelling, clinical neuroscience, and the psychology of culture, preparing students for diverse careers in psychological and emotional support. The course is available in Melbourne for both domestic and international students. Tuition is A$26,216 for 2024.

Available: Melbourne

JCU Online - Graduate Diploma of Psychology

James Cook University offers an affordable Graduate Diploma of Psychology (Bridging) online. It offers a fast and efficient way to switch careers and gain the equivalent of a Bachelor of Psychology degree. The 10-subject course is accredited by APAC and can be completed in 20 months of part-time study. Each 7-week teaching period covers one subject. Topics include social and environmental psychology, counselling, and neuroscience. The program also enhances students' technological and data usage skills.

Available: Online

UTS Online - Graduate Diploma in Psychology

UTS offers a Graduate Diploma in Psychology online that is aligned with the latest APA Guidelines. These guidelines outline ethical practices for psychologists in their scientific work. This program provides understanding of human behaviour, social and biological effects on the mind, and research and practice methods in psychology. Designed exclusively for online learning, the course is offered by the UTS Graduate School of Health. It acts as a stepping stone toward becoming a registered psychologist.

Available: Online

UTS Online - Graduate Diploma in Psychology (Advanced)

UTS Online offers the Graduate Diploma in Psychology (Advanced). This qualification is a step towards becoming a registered or clinical psychologist. It equates to the honours year of undergraduate studies. The program is research-intensive, requiring students to complete six subjects. These include a focus on career readiness, professional skills, ethical issues, assessment and intervention methods, and advanced research techniques. A significant part of the course involves undertaking two major research projects.

Available: Online

† Online courses are available in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Canberra, Gold Coast, Newcastle. Australia-wide.