Online Courses in Psychology

Why study the Psychology courses with UTS Online?

Accredited with conditions by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) to become a registered psychologist

Gain transferable skills you can apply in your field of work

Top 100 University Globally1

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

1QS Rankings, 2024

Career outcomes

UTS online psychology courses are suitable for professionals who want to prepare for a rich career in psychology – whether it be in a clinical, educational or business setting, or community and support services:​. 

  • Psychologist​
  • Clinical Psychologist​
  • Counsellor​
  • Therapist​
  • Researcher
  • Aged care support worker
  • Community services and development officer
  • Healthcare

To learn more about psychology courses, get in touch with our Student Enrolment Advisors

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Industry insights


The average annual salary for psychologists

4.2 stars

Psychologists rate their role for job satisfaction


Projected job growth for psychologist in 5 years


Job opportunities in AUS right now

(seek, 2022)

Meet our Course Director

Dr Phoebe Bailey is an Associate Professor of Psychology and the Director of Studies (Psychology) in the Graduate School of Health at UTS. 

“The Graduate Diploma in Psychology (online) prepares students for diverse career pathways in the workforce of the future. Our online psychology courses offer a modern curriculum guided by the Australian Indigenous Psychology Education Project and the latest American Psychological Association Guidelines. 

“The Graduate Diploma in Psychology (Advanced) equips students with a range of transferable skills that are attractive to employers across diverse industries.   

Dr Phoebe Bailey
Associate Professor of Psychology

Dr Phoebe Bailey, Associate Professor of Psychology

Frequently Asked Questions
Is the UTS Online Graduate Diploma in Psychology accredited?

Yes, this course is Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) accredited with conditions. 

A program is determined as accredited with conditions when:

  • it meets most of the Accreditation Standards, and those not met at the time of assessment are likely to be met within the time specified by APAC. Determining accreditation with conditions will be accompanied by a list of conditions to be addressed and a date by which those conditions must be addressed.
  • if a higher education provider (HEP) makes changes to its program and/or its supporting resources after the accreditation process such that the program no longer meets the Standards, and the Standards not met at the time of assessment are likely to be met within the time specified by APAC.

A status of accreditation with conditions is no different from accreditation without conditions regarding a student seeking provisional registration, completing further study and then seeking general registration.

If an APAC-accredited program of study is accredited without conditions and changes to accredited with conditions, there are no implications for students as accreditation is retained.

Therefore, a student who successfully graduates from a program of study that holds APAC accreditation (either with or without conditions) at the time of their graduation is considered to have completed an APAC-accredited program of study.

For more information, visit the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) website..

How will psychology online courses help my career?

You can apply psychological science in a range of disciplines. With this course, you will develop advanced analytical and psychological skills to progress in your career – whether it be in a clinical setting, community, support services, or as a researcher.

Where do I find the time to fit study into my week?

The first step is to make the commitment to study 20 hours a week for 7 weeks at a time. Click here for example study schedules, including someone who works full time and shift work.

We're here to assist, providing tools and resources to support you from day one to graduation.

I have never studied online before, what does it look like?

We prioritise student success and innovate our online learning without sacrificing quality. For many, the online environment is more user-friendly and intuitive than they expected.

See here for practical tips on managing your time efficiently, staying focused, maintaining motivation and prioritising your health, so you can achieve your career goals.

Remember, we are always just an email or phone call away to help
How is online study different to on campus study?

You can expect equal educational quality online as on campus. UTS Online courses are specifically designed for working professionals, offering quality education no matter your location or work schedule.

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