Graduate Certificate in Health Psychology

The information on this page applies to future students. Current students should refer to their faculty handbooks for course information.

PLEASE NOTE: Applications are closed. From 2014, there will be no future intakes into this course.

The Graduate Certificate in Health Psychology includes core studies in applied health psychology, models of behaviour, and introductory biostatistics.

Subject to meeting progression requirements, you may choose to transfer to the graduate diploma or master's degree in the program.

Course outline

View a sample study plan/course structure table.

Study plan


Candidates for the Graduate Certificate in Health Psychology complete 24 credit points made up of three core units of study (18cp) and one elective unit of study (6cp). Study is available on a part time basis only and can be completed over the course of 2 semesters, with 2 units generally taken per semester. Your individual study plan will depend on the availability of particular units in a given semester.

Further course information

Graduate opportunities

Graduates of this course will be able to work as health psychologists within the health service, academia and government.

Admission

Admission requirements

Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Health Psychology requires:

(a) a four-year Psychology degree from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification; or
(b) a three-year degree in a cognate discipline from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification, with a minimum of two years relevant employment experience.

How to apply

Domestic students

How to apply

Apply online by clicking 'Apply Now' on the right hand side of this page. Keep in mind that you may need to supply supporting documentation and this will be outlined in the online application form. You may need to scan, upload and attach supporting documentation to your application. You can also save your application and finish completing it at a later date. Applications are made directly to the University and assessed by the Faculty of Science.

International students

How to apply

This course is not available to international students. Admission requirements apply only to domestic students.

Fee disclaimer

Domestic students

Indicative postgraduate student contribution amount

Indicative postgraduate student contribution amount not available for Graduate Certificate in Health Psychology.

Annual review for postgraduate student contribution amount

Annual review for postgraduate student contribution amount not available for Graduate Certificate in Health Psychology.

Postgraduate Domestic Tuition Fee

This 2014, tuition fee for a domestic postgraduate student represents the fee that is payable by you in the calendar year you commence your course, commencing in 2013 for a standard annual full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). If your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL your fee will differ.

Annual review for postgraduate domestic tuition fee

Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review by the University, and are likely to increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental fees

For some courses there are incidental fees additional to the student contribution and/or course fee. Some of those fees are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing and equipment. For further information about these additional incidental fees, please visit the University's Future Students' website.

Potential for inaccuracy

Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information in this prospectus, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre for domestic students or the International Office for international students so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about those fees.

The academic requirements that are displayed are applicable to currently available courses only, and are updated annually in October and may be changed without notice. The Faculty Handbook and the University of Sydney Calendar are the official legal source of information relating to study at the University of Sydney, and you are referred to those documents

Please note that if you are classified by the University as a Research Training Scheme student in accordance with the Other Grants Guidelines (Research) 2010, you will be exempt from the payment of any SCA or tuition fees for courses undertaken as part of a Research Masters degree and Research Doctoral degree. More information about your eligibility for this Scheme is available here.

International students

International tuition fees for postgraduate students

International tuition fees for postgraduate students not available for Graduate Certificate in Health Psychology.

Annual review

Annual review not available for Graduate Certificate in Health Psychology.

Additional incidental fees and health insurance

Additional incidental fees and health insurance not available for Graduate Certificate in Health Psychology.

Potential for inaccuracy

Potential for inaccuracy not available for Graduate Certificate in Health Psychology.