Psychology Advanced - M5003

Psychology Advanced

Graduate diploma

This course will increase students' understanding of theoretical and methodological aspects of research, develop their analytic, research and communication skills, and provide them with advanced knowledge in specific areas of the science and practice of psychology. In this course students must complete learning activities designed to expand their knowledge of statistics and the ethics of psychological research and practice, and broaden their understanding of the discipline. Students also undertake a supervised research project, which provides training in both discipline-specific and generic research skills.

The research project forms the basis of a literature review and research paper presented at the end of the course.

The course, which is accredited by the Australia Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC)*, is equivalent to a fourth year of a psychology sequence, thus providing eligibility to register as a Provisional Psychologist. This course gives students the qualification necessary to undertake further specialised professional postgraduate training in psychology, such as a Clinical Doctorate. This course also offers students eligibility to enter a two year internship program via the Psychology Board of Australia, which culminates in eligibility for general registration as a Psychologist.

*Accreditation is conditional until the first student graduates from the program. This is APAC procedure for new course offerings. There are no further conditions to the accreditation status and all students will graduate with an APAC-accredited psychology sequence, allowing progression toward professional training.

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Course Details

Location
  • Online: Part time
Note:
This course is not available to international students who are holders of an Australian student visa, for study onshore in Australia. However holders of some other categories of Australian visas living in Australia, and students studying off-campus by distance learning (where this option is available) and living outside of Australia, may be eligible for this course.
Duration 1.4 Years (Part-time)
Start date January, March, May, July, August, October
Qualification Graduate Diploma of Psychology Advanced
2017 Course Handbook

“I enjoy independent, flexible study so online was suitable for me. This course is APAC-accredited, so that gave me confidence to be able to pursue further studies afterwards. All of the teaching staff have been professional, helpful, and knowledgeable.”

- Loretta, Graduate Diploma in Psychology Advanced

Entry Requirements

You need to satisfy the following entrance requirements to be considered for entry to this course.

Minimum Entry Requirements

Qualifications

Admission to the course requires successful completion of a bachelor'sdegree with a major in psychology or a graduate diploma in psychology, accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) with at least a distinction (70%) average across second and third year psychology units (including psychology electives); OR across all psychology graduate diploma units excluding any foundational units. These qualifications must have been completed within the last 10 years. Applicants with international qualifications will need to have their qualifications assessed by the Australian Psychological Society (APS).

English requirements

Applicants must also meet the English language requirements.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Making the application

Future students

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Fees

Fees are subject to change annually.

Full fee

Fees are per 48 credit points which represents a standard full-time course load for a year.

A$29,900

Fee assistance

As a full fee-paying student, you may be eligible to apply for the optional FEE-HELP to assist you to pay all or part of your tuition fees.

Scholarships

We offer over 200 types of scholarships, valued at up to $70,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Other fees

The Student Services and Amenities Fee applies to some students each calendar year.

The course is structured in three parts: Part A. Core Units, Part B. Research Units and Part C. Elective Units. All students complete all Parts.