Note: This course is not available in 2023.
This course serves as a bridging degree to allow individuals who have completed at least a master's degree or equivalent in Clinical Psychology to upskill in Clinical Neuropsychology. This allows them eligibility for endorsement as a Clinical Neuropsychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Board (AHPRA).
The usual part-time nature of this diploma will suit most applicants as, for the most part, they will also be working as practicing psychologists.
- Course title
- Graduate Diploma in Clinical Neuropsychology
- Award abbreviation
- Course code
- Course type
- Postgraduate diploma
- Not available in 2023
- Administered by
- Psychological Science
- CRICOS code
- Intake periods
- Beginning of year only
- Attendance type
- Part-time only
- Credit points required
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
- Professional accreditation
- Graduate Diploma in Clinical Neuropsychology is accredited by: Australian Psychological Accreditation Council (APAC).
- Standard course duration
- 2 years
- Time limit
- 4 years
- Delivery mode
- Locations offered
- UWA (Perth)
- Domestic fee type
- Postgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP
- Available to international students
- Not available to international students on student visas. Available to international students on other visas if visa conditions allow (see https://www.immi.gov.au). For information on international student fees see 'Student Procedures: Fees'. (Enquiries: https://www.uwa.edu.au/askuwa)
- Course Coordinator(s)
- Associate Professor Michael Weinborn
- Visit the fees calculator.
Prospective students should see the Future Students website for details on admission requirements, intake periods, fees, availability to international students, careers information etc.
No study plans found for this course. See study plans for more information.
Key to availability of units:
- Semester 1
- Semester 2
- summer teaching period
- not available in 2023 – may be available in 2024 or 2025
- to be advised
Take all units (48 points):
|Availability||Unit code||Unitname||Unit requirements||Contact hours|
|S2||PSYC5531||Assessment and Intervention—Adult Complex Disorders||
||lectures: 8 x 2 hours; workshops: 5 x 4 hours (attendance at classes/workshops is compulsory)|
|N/A||PSYC5534||Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychology and Neuropsychology||
||12 x 3 hours (attendance at classes/workshops is compulsory)|
||3 hours per week (attendance at classes is compulsory)|
||12 x 3 hours (attendance to classes is compulsory)|
|NS||PSYC5538||Neuropsychology Placement I||
||Minimum 400 hours (including observation, supervision, supervised clinical work and case presentations), of which 120 direct client contact. A record of signed hours and activities must be kept using the electronic logbook system and submitted at the end of semester.|
|S1||PSYC5539||Human Neuroanatomy and Neuropsychology||lectures: 2 hours per week; labs/tutorials: 2–3 hours per week (attendance at classes is compulsory) as for ANHB2217|
|NS||PSYC5903||Placement I||minimum of 1000 placement hours|
|NS||PSYC5904||Placement II||approximately 330 placement hours|
Note: This course is not available in 2023.
Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures
1.(1) The Student Rules apply to students in this course.
Academic Conduct Essentials and Communication and Research Skills modules
2.(1) Except as stated in (2), a student who enrols in this course for the first time irrespective of whether they have previously been enrolled in another course of the University, must undertake the Academic Conduct Essentials module (the ACE module) and the Communication and Research Skills module (the CARS module).
(2) A student who has previously achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the CARS module is not required to repeat the module.
(3) A student must successfully complete the ACE module within the first teaching period of their enrolment. Failure to complete the module within this timeframe will result in the student's unit results from this teaching period being withheld. These results will continue to be withheld until students avail themselves of a subsequent opportunity to achieve a passing grade in the ACE module. In the event that students complete units in subsequent teaching periods without completing the ACE module, these results will similarly be withheld. Students will not be permitted to submit late review or appeal applications regarding results which have been withheld for this reason and which they were unable to access in the normally permitted review period.
English Language competency requirements
3.(1) To be considered eligible for consideration for admission to this course an applicant must satisfy the University's English language competence requirement as set out in the University Policy on Admission: Coursework, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.
(2) Applicants must be eligible for provisional registration as a psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia, which includes meeting the Board's English language registration standard
4.(1) To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have
(a) an accredited Master of Clinical Psychology, or an accredited Doctor of Psychology (Clinical Psychology), or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;
(b) completed a thesis project in their Masters or Doctoral program with a content area relevant to the field of clinical neuropsychology
(2) Applicants must be eligible for provisional registration as a psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia, which includes meeting the Board's English language registration standard.
Admission ranking and selection
5. Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on
(a) a satisfactory personal statement, as recognised by UWA;
(b) two satisfactory referees, as recognised by UWA;
(c) a curriculum vitae summarising relevant occupational and practical experience, as recognised by UWA;
(d) an interview in which eligible applicants will be assessed based on the personal qualities considered desirable in psychology with invitation to attend the interview based on 5(a), (b) and (c) and the interview quota for that year;
(e) the intake quota for that year.
Articulations and exit awards
6. This course does not form part of an articulated sequence.
7.(1) The course consists of units to a total value of 48 points.
(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.
8. To make satisfactory progress a student must pass units to a point value greater than half the total value of units in which they remain enrolled after the final date for withdrawal without academic penalty.
9. A student who has not achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the Communication and Research Skills module (the CARS module) when their progress status is assessed will not have made satisfactory progress even if they have met the other requirements for satisfactory progress in Rule 8.
10.(1) A student who makes satisfactory progress is assigned the status of 'Good Standing'.
(2) Unless the relevant board determines otherwise because of exceptional circumstances
(a) a student who does not make satisfactory progress for the first time under Rule 8 is assigned a progress status of 'On Probation';
(b) a student who does not make satisfactory progress for the second time under Rule 8 is assigned a progress status of 'Suspended';
(c) a student who does not make satisfactory progress for the third time under Rule 8 is assigned a progress status of 'Excluded';
11. A student who does not make satisfactory progress in terms of Rule 9 is assigned the progress status of 'On Probation', unless they have been assigned a progress status of 'Suspended' or 'Excluded' for failure to meet other satisfactory progress requirements in Rule 8.
Award with distinction
12. This rule is not applicable to this course.
13. Applicants are not normally to defer admission to this course and are expected to commence their course in the offered intake only. Applicants seeking admission to an alternative intake must submit a new application for that intake.
14. On the recommendation of the School of Psychological Science, the Faculty may grant credit for units up to a total value of 24 points.