This program is not available to International students.

Duration

2 years part-time (2 units per semester)

Commencing 2017

Semester 1
Semester 2

Program level

Postgraduate Coursework

Units

16

Faculty

Health & Behavioural Sciences

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Graduate Diploma in Psychological Practice.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

An approved masters or higher degree in psychology or equivalent and current registration as a general psychologist.

AQF level

AQF level 8

Fees for Australian students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

How to Apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Closing Date

To commence study in semester 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.

To commence study in semester 2 - June 30 of the year of commencement.

Apply Online

Enquiries for Australian students

School of Psychology

Email: pgenq@psy.uq.edu.au

Phone: 07 3365 4919

Web: http://www.psy.uq.edu.au

This program is not available to International students.

Why study the Graduate Diploma in Psychological Practice?

This program is specifically designed for psychology practitioners with a current approved postgraduate qualification in a specialist area of psychological practice to undertake studies in another area of psychological practice.

Accreditation for the Graduate Diploma in Psychological Practice and six specialisations is currently being sought from the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council and is expected to be confirmed in 2017.

What you can study

This program provides you with the opportunity to select from six fields to undertake postgraduate coursework and placements within this specialist area to meet academic requirements for seeking endorsement in a second area of psychological practice with the Psychology Board of Australia.

Note: The Clinical Neuropsychology field of study is only available to commence in Semester 1.

Courses

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Graduate Diploma in Psychological Practice.

Click on the course code to view the Course Profile, for further information including advice of courses with shared teaching activities. Refer also to PPL 3.20.02 Course and Program Design - Procedures.

Majors/Specialisations

Studies may be undertaken in the following specialisations. Please click on the major(s) that are of interest to you for more information.

Graduate Diploma in Psychological Practice

How to apply

Entry requirements for Australian students

Prerequisites

An approved masters or higher degree in psychology or equivalent and current registration as a general psychologist.

Additional application information

Applicants must submit a statement outlining which area they wish to train in and why, CV, academic transcript(s), and nominate two referees*. Applicants are required to undertake an interview. Offers will be made on the basis of academic achievement, referee reports and interview. There are limited places available for this program.

*Referees should include someone who can provide comment on your current practice, e.g. a supervisor and colleague. Referees cannot be provided by a near relative or close associate. Examples of near relatives are partner, child, sibling and parents. Examples of close associates are close friends, neighbours and children of colleagues.

All applicants are required to have full registration with the Psychology Board of Australia and if successful in gaining a place in the program, psychologist registration must be maintained for the duration of the program.

This program may have inherent requirements that need to be met prior to undertaking placement.

Students must obtain at the commencement of the program and thereafter hold for the duration of the program, a current Blue card.

For applicants who need to provide evidence of English proficiency, please note that this program requires a higher level of English language proficiency than the UQ minimum.

Note: The Clinical Neuropsychology field of study is only available to commence in Semester 1.

How to Apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Apply Online

Closing date

To commence study in semester 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.

To commence study in semester 2 - June 30 of the year of commencement.

Entry requirements for International students

Prerequisites

An approved masters or higher degree in psychology or equivalent and current registration as a general psychologist.

Visa requirements

International students who wish to undertake this program will not qualify for a Student Visa. To study this program in Australia, international students must hold alternative Australian Visa/Residency status with a sufficient study entitlement. See Department of Immigration and Border Protection for further details. Alternatively, for programs available in 'External' mode, students may study from their home country.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the .

Click here for application procedures for International students.

What it costs

Fees for Australian students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

Fees for International students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

Additional costs

  • Psychology Board of Australia Registration (approx total for 2 years $1000)

What you can do with a Graduate Diploma in Psychological Practice

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the following organisations:

  • Australian Psychological Society

Program Rules and Requirements

To complete the Graduate Diploma in Psychological Practice

To complete the Graduate Diploma in Psychological Practice, a student must complete a requisite number of courses chosen from the course list and according to the Rules for the program.

Students should be aware of the University of Queensland rules, particularly the General Award Rules, which govern the conduct of UQ programs. Students will find a link to the General Award Rules, and other University rules, on the University Rules page.

A student is required to obtain 16 units from the GDipPsyPrac course list. Refer to the GDipPsyPrac program rules for further information.

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Graduate Diploma in Psychological Practice.

Program Rules for the Graduate Diploma in Psychological Practice