Psychology - Graduate Diploma

Are you looking to retrain as a Psychologist and expand your career choices? If you currently hold a bachelor degree (or higher) in any discipline, you can complete this qualification as the first step to becoming a professional Psychologist.

The Graduate Diploma is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council. You’ll be studying within Australia’s leading Psychology School and receive dedicated support to guide you through your online coursework.

Enjoy broad career opportunities for professional Psychologists, from Behavioural Scientist, School Counsellor, Human Resource Manager, Marketing and Market Research professional to Registered Psychologist.


UNSW’s School of Psychology is the leading school in Australia across the ARWU, QS and THES rankings by subject, and is the leading Group of Eight University in the recently released national Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT).

Course content

Ten core courses include:

  • Perception and cognition
  • Neural mechanisms of psychological phenomena
  • Learning and memory
  • Abnormal psychology
  • Psychology across the lifespan
  • Social and cultural psychology
  • Research methods and statistics in psychology


  Mode: Online; study flexibly

  Duration: 1.7-years part time

  Program start: 6 intakes per year from January 2020

How to apply

Send an enquiry to our Future Students team, or;

Apply now through UNSW Apply Online

Visit the program website before applying.


Graduate Diploma in Psychology course handbook

Entry Requirements

Graduate Diploma in Psychology entry requirements