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Charles Darwin University (CDU)

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Diploma of Psychology

  • Diploma

Want to study psychology without committing a full undergraduate degree? The Diploma of Psychology is what you are looking for.

Key details

Degree Type
1 year full-time, 2 years part-time
Course Code
YPSY01, 089410B
Study Mode
Online, In person
Intake Months
Feb, Jul, Nov

About this course

Want to study psychology without committing a full undergraduate degree? The Diploma of Psychology is what you are looking for. Psychology explores human behaviour and how humans make sense of the world, process, organise and store information. It looks at multiple factors that influence human development, human motivation and emotion such as: how biology influences things like learning, memory and behaviour and vice versa common and unique aspects of personality behavioural dysfunctions social and cultural diversity. This course introduces you to the foundations of psychology, explores mental health, and builds essential counselling and behaviour modification skills.

Entry requirements

Admission Requirements Admission requirements are met by one of the following: Successful completion of the Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training (or equivalent) and the awarding of an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) of at least 60*. Successful completion of a national qualification at Certificate IV level or higher. Successful completion of at least 0. 5 year of full-time study (or equivalent) of a higher education degree/diploma. Overseas secondary or tertiary qualifications considered equivalent to the above Australian qualifications. Attainment of a STAT Multiple Choice score of 135 (or a score of 145 if prior to May 2010). Successful completion of the Tertiary Enabling Program, the ACIKE Preparation for Tertiary Success courses, or other recognised tertiary preparation course. Submission of an acceptable personal competencies statement and/or employment experience. * After any applicable adjustment factors have been applied. English Language Requirements All HE applicants are required to demonstrate the minimum English language proficiency requirements for their chosen course of study. These entry requirements will normally be met by undertaking previous education in an English speaking country or obtaining a minimum International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score. Where applicable, international applicants must also satisfy the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) English language proficiency (ELP) requirements for student visa applications.

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Graduate outcomes

Graduate satisfaction and employment outcomes for Psychology courses at Charles Darwin University (CDU).
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Employed full-time