James Cook University

Graduate Diploma of Psychology

James Cook University

Course details

CRICOS course code: 040166B

Level of study: Postgraduate

Summary

What to expect

Benefit from JCU’s research focus and learn from world-renowned lecturers and leading industry professionals. Engage and contribute to current research projects, and attend annual seminars presented by national and international experts.

Study the methods and ethics of scientific investigations and evidence-based practice. Access JCU’s observation suites and learn how to devise and implement a research project in a small group.

Take the next step in your journey to becoming a registered Psychologist. JCU Psychology graduates are highly-skilled and prepared for the future of science.

Career Opportunities

JCU Psychology graduates are broadly-skilled and go on to study and work in various specialised health fields.

Graduates pursue careers in various areas including private practice and consulting firms, academic and applied research settings, human resources, advertising, research, sport, and education.

With further training, you could find employment as a clinical psychologist, counselling psychologist, educational psychologist, forensic psychologist or occupational psychologist.

To become eligible for registration as a psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia, you are required to complete a minimum 6-year sequence of education and supervised training.

Course learning outcomes

On successful completion of the Graduate Diploma of Psychology, graduates will be able to:

  • Systematically integrate a coherent and advanced body of knowledge with depth in major theoretical perspectives and concepts, and philosophical and historical developments, in the core areas of psychology
  • Review, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge and evidence bases underpinning professional practice to identify and provide solutions to complex problems with intellectual independence
  • Review and reflect on the ethics and efficacy of professional practice, interventions and interactions
  • Exercise high-level judgement, critical thinking and initiative to identify and solve complex problems and make informed decisions and plan ongoing professional learning in research and/or professional practice contexts
  • Apply advanced English language and technological and numeracy skills to generate, interpret and communicate knowledge, data, arguments and research findings appropriate for a variety of audiences
  • Apply knowledge and skills of research principles, methods and ethics to initiate, plan, execute and evaluate a piece of research and scholarship with some independence and creativity
  • Demonstrate responsibility and accountability for one's own learning and practice in collaboration with others.

Singapore (March, July, November): Available to Australian students for inter-campus study in Singapore. Conditions apply.

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Course opportunities

Tuition Fees (AUD $): 32,280 Per Year
Start date: 26 July 2021
Duration: 1 year
Study mode: Full time
Address

Townsville City Campus

City Arcade, 383 Flinders Street
Townsville Queensland 4810
Australia
Tuition Fees (AUD $): 32,280 Per Year
Start date: 26 July 2021
Duration: 1 year
Study mode: Full time
Address

James Cook University

Douglas campus
1 James Cook Drive Townsville Queensland 4814
Australia

Entry criteria

Student must have

  • Completion of a bachelor degree that includes an Australian Psychology Accreditation Council approved three-year sequence in Psychology; and
  • A minimum of a credit average in all level 2 and 3 Psychology subjects taken as part of that degree; or
  • Other qualifications recognised by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the Division of Tropical Health and Medicine as equivalent to the above.

IELTS - 6.0 (no component lower than 6.0); TOEFL (internet based) - 74 (no component less than 18); Pearson (PTE Academic) - 52 (no component less than 52); C1 Advanced / C2 Proficiency: 169 (no component less than 169).

Address

James Cook University
Douglas campus
1 James Cook Drive Townsville Queensland 4814
Australia