Graduate Diploma in Psychology (Advanced)

  • CRICOS code: 026666K

Where will this take me?


The Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences Graduate Diploma in Psychology (Advanced) builds upon the attributes obtained through foundational studies in psychology with advanced training in psychological knowledge, research and inquiry skills, and applications to both research and practical contexts. Graduate Diploma in Psychology (Advanced) graduates demonstrate:

Academic distinction

  • Advanced knowledge of the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in the discipline of psychology.
  • Advanced knowledge of the research methods of  psychological science
  • Advanced oral and written communication skills for describing, evaluating, and explaining, psychological concepts, theories,   processes, and research findings.
  • Pre-professional level knowledge and skills relating to psychological assessment and intervention strategies, as well as interview techniques, to prepare graduates for further study in psychology.

Active citizenship

  • An awareness of and sensitivity to social and cultural diversity, and an ability to engage positively and collaboratively with people from diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds.
  • Understanding of and deep respect for Indigenous knowledge, culture, and values.
  • The skills to be active, well-informed citizens who make substantial contributions to society, and have the potential to become leaders in their professions and communities.
  • A high regard for human rights, social inclusion,  ethics and the environment.

Integrity and self-awareness

  • A high level of self-direction, with the ability to set goals and manage time and priorities.
  • A strong ability to work effectively both independently and in groups.
  • Advanced skills in self-assessment, reflective thinking and self-awareness; placing great importance on their personal and professional integrity, and on the willingness to explore, experiment, and learn from mistakes.
  • Empathy and concern for the welfare of others and have developed skills in managing their own well-being.