Graduate Diploma in Psychology

    • CRICOS Code: 061720G

    Where will this take me?


    The Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences Graduate Diploma prepares graduates who are distinguished by their breadth and depth of psychological knowledge, research and inquiry skills, and their ability to apply these to inform questions relating to human behaviour. Graduate Diploma in Psychology graduates demonstrate:

    Academic distinction

    • In-depth knowledge of psychological science with a broad understanding of its multiple perspectives, spanning the neural to societal levels.
    • Critical, creative thinking with strong reasoning skills. They can apply psychological knowledge, information and research skills to complex problems relating to human behaviour, psychological processes, and behavioural change.
    • Effective oral and written communication skills for explaining, and evaluating psychological theories, processes, and concepts.
    • They are adept lifelong learners who generate bold and novel ideas by critically evaluating alternative possibilities and viewpoints.

    Active citizenship

    • A high regard for human rights, social inclusion, ethics and the environment.
    • An awareness of the social and cultural diversity in communities and can work collaboratively with people from diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds.
    • In particular, they have an understanding of and deep respect for Indigenous knowledge, culture and values.
    • They are equipped to be active, well-informed citizens who make substantial contributions to society and have the potential to become leaders in their professions and communities.

    Integrity and self-awareness

    • Self-direction, with the ability to set goals and manage time and priorities.
    • The ability to work effectively both independently and in groups.
    • 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.

    Psychology graduate pathway options

    Graduates of the Graduate Diploma in Psychology may be interested in the following psychology pathway options:

    For more graduate pathway options and career examples view our brochure.

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    Sarah Moneer