Graduate Diploma in Psychology

Units of study table

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Graduate Diploma in Psychology

To qualify for the award of Graduate Diploma in Psychology a candidate must complete 60 credit points consisting of:
(i) 24 credit points of 2000-level selective units
(ii) 24 credit points of 3000-level selective units
(iii) 12 credit points of 3900-level or 4000-level selective units
2000-level Units
Students must complete 24 credit points from the following:
PSYC2012
Statistics and Research Methods for Psych
6    A Recommended: HSC Mathematics, any level
P PSYC1001 OR PSYC1002
Semester 1
PSYC2015
Brain and Behavioural Psychology
6    P PSYC1002
N PSYC2010 or PSYC2910 or PSYC2011 or PSYC2911 or PSYC2013 or PSYC2915
Semester 1
PSYC2915
Brain and Behavioural Psychology (Advanced)
6    P A mark of 75 or greater in PSYC1002
N PSYC2011 or PSYC2911 or PSYC2910 or PSYC2010 or PSYC2013 or PSYC2015
Semester 1
PSYC2016
Perception, Cognition, and Intelligence
6    P PSYC1002
N PSYC2010 or PSYC2910 or PSYC2011 or PSYC2911 or PSYC2013 or PSYC2014
Semester 2
PSYC2017
Personality and Social Psychology
6    P PSYC1001 and PSYC1002
N PSYC2013 or PSYC2014
Semester 2
3000-level Units
Students must complete 24 credit points from the following:
NB: For students who have not completed PSYC2015/2915 at the intermediate level, these 24 credit points must include PSYC3018. Students who want to be eligible for entry to the Honours program must also include PSYC3010.
NB: For those intending to take the theoretical thesis option in Psychology Honours: HPSC3023 is needed as a prerequisite.
PSYC3010
Advanced Statistics for Psychology
6    P PSYC2012 plus at least one other Intermediate Psychology Unit of Study from PSYC2010; PSYC2910; PSYC2011; PSYC2911; PSYC2013; PSYC2014; PSYC2015, PSYC2915, PSYC2016; PSYC2017
Semester 2
PSYC3011
Learning and Behaviour
6    P (PSYC2011 or PSYC2911 or PSYC2010 or PSYC2910 or PSYC2015 or PSYC2915) and PSYC2012
N PSYC3911
Semester 1
PSYC3911
Learning and Behaviour (Advanced)
6    P (A mark of 75 or above in PSYC2X10 or PSYC2X11 or PSYC2015 or PSYC2915) and PSYC2012
N PSYC3011
Semester 1
PSYC3012
Cognition, Language and Thought
6    P PSYC2012 and (PSYC2013 or PSYC2016)
Semester 1
PSYC3013
Perceptual Systems
6    P (PSYC2010 or PSYC2910 or PSYC2011 or PSYC2911 or PSYC2016) and PSYC2012
N PSYC3913
Semester 2
PSYC3913
Perceptual Systems (Advanced)
6    P (A mark of 75 or above in PSYC2X10 or PSYC2X11 or PSYC2016) and PSYC2012
N PSYC3013
Semester 2
PSYC3014
Behavioural and Cognitive Neuroscience
6    P [(PSYC2010 or PSYC2910 or PSYC2011 or PSYC2911 or PSYC2015 or PSYC2915) and 6 credit points from (PSYC2012 or PSYC2013 or PSYC2014 or PSYC2016 or PSYC2017)] OR [(PSYC2010 or PSYC2910 or PSYC2011 or PSYC2911 or PSYC015 or PSYC2915) and (ANAT2010 or ANAT2910) and PCOL2011]
N PSYC3914
Semester 2
PSYC3914
Behavioural and Cognitive Neuroscience Adv
6    P [A mark of 75 or above in (PSYC2010 or PSYC2910 or PSYC2011 or PSYC2911 or PSYC2015 or PSYC2915) and 6 credit points from (PSYC2012 or PSYC2013 or PSYC2014 or PSYC2016 or PSYC2017)] OR [A mark of 75 or above in (PSYC2010 or PSYC2910 or PSYC2011 or PSYC2911 or PSYC2015 or PSYC2915) and (ANAT2010 or ANAT2910) and PCOL2011]
N PSYC3014
Semester 2
PSYC3015
Personality and Psychology Assessment 2
6    P PSYC2012 and (PSYC2014 or PSYC2017)
Semester 1
PSYC3016
Developmental Psychology
6    P PSYC2013 or PSYC2015 or PSYC2915
N PSYC3916
Semester 2
PSYC3916
Developmental Psychology (Advanced)
6    P A mark of 75 or above in (PSYC2013 or PSYC2015 or PSYC2915)
N PSYC3016
Semester 2
PSYC3017
Social Psychology
6    P PSYC2013 or PSYC2017
Semester 1
PSYC3018
Abnormal Psychology
6    P (PSYC2010 or PSYC2910 or PSYC2011 or PSYC2911 or PSYC2015 or PSYC2915) and (PSYC2014 or PSYC2017)
Semester 1
PSYC3020
Applied Psychology
6    P 12 credit points of 1000-level psychology units and 12 credit points of 2000-level Psychology units
N PSYC3019
Semester 2
HPSC3023
Psychology and Psychiatry: History and Phil
6    A HPSC2100 and HPSC2101
P (12 credit points of Intermediate HPSC units) OR (Credit or greater in an HPSC Intermediate unit) OR (12 Intermediate credit points in Psychology units)
Semester 1
4000-level Units
Students must complete 12 credit points of the following:
NB: Students may request permission to substitute a 3900-level unit for one of the 4000-level units below
PSYC4000
Introduction to Clinical Practice
6    P 12cp of PSYC3XXX including PSYC3018

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Departmental Permission is required
Semester 2
PSYC4003
Health Psychology
6    A Students who have not completed PSYC3020 may be required to do additional reading
P 12cp of PSYC3XXX units of study

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Departmental Permission is required
Semester 2