Graduate Diploma in Coaching Psychology

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

Coaching psychology is a fast growing and relatively new approach to the enhancement of human performance in work, relationships and life in general. Coaching psychology is an applied positive psychology course and sits at the intersection of counselling, clinical and organisational psychology.

Sydney advantage
There are currently very few universities worldwide that offer postgraduate qualifications in coaching psychology. The Coaching Psychology Unit is recognised as a world leader in the development of both coaching theory and its real world application. Ensuring students receive the best available training, coaching psychology is taught by practising coaching psychologists, and training and management consultants, all of whom have extensive experience in their specialised fields and many of whom have international reputations. The programs offer leading edge training in the theory and practice of coaching.

Subject to meeting progression requirements, you may choose to transfer to the Master of Science in Coaching Psychology from the graduate diploma.

Course outline

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Study plan


Candidates for the Graduate Diploma in Coaching Psychology complete a total of 36 credit points made up of three core units of study (18cp) and three elective units of study. The course may be completed on a full time or part time basis. Full time study can normally be completed over the course of 2 semesters, with 3 units taken per semester. Your individual study plan will depend on the availability of units in a given semester.

Further course information

Graduate opportunities

After graduating, you could expect to gain employment in a range of jobs involving human resource development, private practice, organisational consultancy and professional services.

Admission

Admission requirements

Admission to the Graduate Diploma in Coaching Psychology requires: (a) a three-year psychology degree or a three-year degree in a cognate discipline from the University of Sydney or equivalent institution; and (b) a minimum of two years relevant employment experience; or (c) completion of the embedded graduate certificate in this discipline, from the University of Sydney, or equivalent qualification.

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.

To help the assessment process we request that you provide the names of up to three referees, and include a short essay of 300 to 500 words outlining your prior experience, your interests in the program and your overall goals on graduation.

International students

How to apply

Overseas applicants may apply (i) directly to the University by using the online application form, or (ii) through a University overseas representative (education agent). 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.

To help the assessment process we request that you provide the names of up to three referees, and include a short essay of 300 to 500 words outlining your prior experience, your interests in the program and your overall goals on graduation.

Fee disclaimer

Domestic students

Postgraduate Domestic Tuition Fee

This 2015, 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 2014 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

This 2015, tuition fee for international postgraduate students represents the fees that are payable by you in the calendar year you commence your course, commencing in 2015, 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

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

Additional incidental fees and health insurance

For some courses there are incidental fees additional to the tuition fees. Some of those fees are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing, and equipment. The University's Future Students' webpage has further information about these additional incidental fees for postgraduate coursework students and postgraduate research students.

In addition to the fees indicated here for the course of study, International Students studying on an Australian Student Visa must have appropriate health insurance for the duration of their studies on a Student Visa through an approved provider of the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) scheme. This is a requirement of the Australian Government, unless otherwise exempted by the Government.

Potential for inaccuracy

Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, 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.