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 Clinical Neuropsychology
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
- current / 2020
- Administered by
- Faculty of 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
- Course Coordinator(s)
- Dr 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.
|Key to availability of units:|
|S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; N/A = not available in 2020; NS = non-standard teaching period|
All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.
Note: Units that are indicated as N/A may be available in 2021 or 2022.
Take all units (48 points):
|Availability||Unitcode||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)|
|S1||PSYC5534||Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychology and Neuropsychology||12 x 3 hours (attendance at classes/workshops is compulsory)|
|N/A||PSYC5536||Neuropsychology 1||3 hours per week (attendance at classes is compulsory)|
|N/A||PSYC5537||Neuropsychology 2||12 x 3 hours (attendance to classes is compulsory)|
|NS||PSYC5538||Neuropsychology Placement I||minimum 300 hours (including observation, supervision, supervised clinical work and case presentations). 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|
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, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.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—an accredited Master of Clinical Psychology, or an accredited Doctor of Psychology (Clinical Psychology), or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA.
Admission ranking and selection
(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;
Articulations and exit awards
(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.
8. A student who does not pass units to a value of at least half the total points value of units for which they are enrolled, or who fails the same unit twice, will not have made satisfactory progress.
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.