UWA's admission requirements for some postgraduate courses have changed for Semester 2, 2020 to facilitate student access to study during the COVID-19 situation. In many cases, these changes may not be extended beyond 2020. Contact Future Students for more information.
Graduate Diploma in School Psychology
This pre-service course is intended to prepare psychology graduates for employment as school psychologists within the government and non-government sectors. The course exposes students to a range of relevant theories, processes and practices appropriate for the provision of psychological services to schools, teachers and students. It introduces students to psychological and educational assessment, counselling, and clinical units that address an understanding of many mental health issues and childhood disorders. At the conclusion of the course students should be able to demonstrate competency in assessment and counselling as well as understanding the management options for clinical issues. The prerequisite for this course is a four-year degree in psychology. Applicants must have completed an approved course of study in psychology and be eligible for registration as a psychologist.
- Course title
- Graduate Diploma in School Psychology
- Award abbreviation
- Course code
- Course type
- postgraduate diploma
- current / 2020
- Administered by
- Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education
- CRICOS code
- Intake periods
- Beginning of year only
- Attendance type
- full- or part-time (Student visa holders should read Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 for more information.)
- Credit points required
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
- Standard course duration
- 1 year
- Time limit
- 4 years
- Delivery mode
- Locations offered
- UWA (Perth)
- Domestic fee type
- Postgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP
- Course Coordinator(s)
- Dr Ken Glasgow
- 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.
|Key to availability of units:|
|S1 = Semester 1; NS = non-standard teaching period|
All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.
Take all units (48 points):
|Availability||Unitcode||Unitname||Unit requirements||Contact hours|
|NS||EDUC5405||School Psychology Professional Practice I||lectures/workshops: 2 hours per week (for 6 weeks); professional practice: 6 weeks full-time attendance in school|
|NS||EDUC5406||School Psychology Professional Practice II||lectures/workshops: 2 hours per week (for 6 weeks); professional practice: 6 weeks full-time attendance in school|
|NS||EDUC5454||Learning Difficulties||lectures/seminars: 2.5 hours per week for 10 weeks|
|NS||EDUC5468||Special Education Curriculum I||30 contact hours (150 total time commitment). Further information is available in the unit outline.|
|NS||EDUC5469||School Psychology I||30 hours|
|NS||EDUC5478||School Psychology II||30 hours|
|S1||EDUC5485||Development, Teaching and Learning: Theory and Practice||total workload: 150 hours; contact hours: 30 hours. Further information is available in the unit outline.|
|S1||EDUC5492||Understanding and Managing Disruptive Behaviour Disorders||lectures/seminars: 2.5 hours per week for 10 weeks|
Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures
1.(1) The Student Rules apply to students in this course.
Academic Conduct Essentials module
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).
English Language competency requirements
3. 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.
Admission ranking and selection
Articulations and exit awards
(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.
8.(1) To make satisfactory progress in a calendar year a student must pass units to a value of at least 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 ACE 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.
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.