Why study the Graduate Diploma in Psychology (Advanced) with UTS Online?

Learn from leading academics and industry experts at Australia’s #1 young university1

Be prepared for a rich career in psychology

Informed by the latest APA Guidelines and the Australian Indigenous Psychology Education Project

A step in your pathway to becoming a registered psychologist


1QS Top 50 Under 50, 2021

Career outcomes

The UTS Online Graduate Diploma in Psychology (Advanced) is suitable for professionals who are wanting to prepare for a rich career in psychology – whether it be in a clinical, educational or business setting, community or support services, or as a researcher.

$112k

The average annual salary for psychologists, according to Burning Glass Technologies (2021).

4.2 stars

Psychologists rate their role for job satisfaction, according to Seek (2022).

Studying this course may also lead to a range of new roles such as psychologist, clinical psychologist, neuropsychologist, counsellor or researcher.

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Are you ready to effect positive change?

With the UTS Online Graduate Diploma in Psychology (Advanced), you will have the capability to use the power of psychology to make a difference, whatever your field of work.

  • Learn from experts at the leading edge of psychological science.
  • Keep up with the latest science and technology.
  • Take a world view with course content based on the latest American Psychological Association (APA) Guidelines.
  • Become a culturally-responsive professional by undertaking a curriculum guided by the Australian Indigenous Psychology Education Project (AIPEP).
  • Be on your path to becoming a registered psychologist or researcher.
  • Have flexibility to learn when it suits you with a course that’s been developed for the online learning platform.

Learning outcomes

Theory and practice
Demonstrate knowledge of psychological theory and practice in local and global communities. Reflect on the knowledge, skills and attributes required for the evaluation and integration of emerging evidence into practice.

Psychological science and research
Apply knowledge of psychometric theory to the implementation and interpretation of widely used psychological tests, and complete an independent research project and thesis demonstrating advanced knowledge of qualitative or quantitative research methods and data analytic techniques.

Ethical practice
Employ appropriate values and ethical standards in psychological research and practice.

Communication skills
Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively, including interpersonal and interview skills appropriate to psychological practice.

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Who is this course for?

The UTS Online Graduate Diploma in Psychology (Advanced) is for professionals who want to build a career in psychology to drive positive change in communities, organisations and the lives of individuals.

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be eligible to apply for your master's degree in psychology. Once you are enrolled into your master's, you will be eligible to apply for provisional registration with the Psychology Board of Australia.^

See entry requirements under course information for more eligibility information.
^UTS is currently seeking APAC accreditation.


 

Flexible course options

The UTS Online Graduate Diploma in Psychology (Advanced) comprises only 6 subjects (48 credit points) and can be completed in as little as 16 months.

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GRADUATE CERTIFICATE (exit only)
4 SUBJECTS

or, continue studying

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GRADUATE DIPLOMA
+6 SUBJECTS

earn your degree and consider further study

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GRADUATE DIPLOMA (ADVANCED)
+6 SUBJECTS

earn your degree

For more information, download your course guide or speak with an Enrolment Advisor.

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What you will study

UTS Online’s Graduate Diploma in Psychology (Advanced) comprises 6 subjects.

Complete the following subjects:

  • Psychological Science Career Readiness – 6 CP
  • Advanced Professional Skills and Ethical Issues in Psychology – 6 CP
  • Advanced Psychological Assessment and Intervention – 6 CP
  • Advanced Research Methods – 6 CP
  • Research Project A – 12 CP*
  • Research Project B – 12 CP*

*Subjects are double the weighting and duration of the standard 6 CP subjects.


 

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Not only do we have the right tools to help you in your studies, we also have a student support team who care about your success.

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Course information

Entry requirements

Applicants must have completed one of the following UTS-recognised qualifications: 

  • Bachelor's Degree ​ 
  • Graduate Diploma​ 

All applicants must have completed the following in the last 10 years: ​ 

  • An Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) accredited Level 1 program in psychology (or equivalent) with a Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 5.0 out of 7.​ 

Psychology qualifications from overseas must be assessed by the Australian Psychological Society (APS) as equivalent to an APAC accredited Level 1 program in Psychology. This assessment must be included in the application. 

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

 

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All subjects from the Graduate Certificate + 8 subjects from the Master of Advanced Nursing

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English language requirements

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 7.0 overall and a minimum score of 7 in each of the four components (listening, reading, writing and speaking).

 

Graduate Diploma
All units from the Graduate Certificate + 4 Diploma units or continue studying

The Graduate Diploma focuses on giving you the foundational skills that industry demands plus the soft skills to influence business decisions at senior management levels. 

The fast-tracked model means you can graduate with a diploma in just over a year, plus it gives you a pathway to study the Master of Business Analytics. 

FEE-HELP

To assist with all or some of your tuition fees, FEE-HELP is available for eligible students. This government-supported loan scheme is designed to help eligible full-fee paying students pay their tuition fees.

To check your eligibility, feel free to speak with an Enrolment Advisor today.

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Masters
All units from the Graduate Certificate + 4 Diploma units or continue studying

The Graduate Diploma focuses on giving you the foundational skills that industry demands plus the soft skills to influence business decisions at senior management levels. 

The fast-tracked model means you can graduate with a diploma in just over a year, plus it gives you a pathway to study the Master of Business Analytics. 

Upcoming intakes

UTS Online psychology courses have six intakes per year.
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