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 Psychology
This course serves as a bridging degree to allow individuals who are qualified as clinical neuropsychologists with the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA) and have completed at least a master's degree or equivalent in Clinical Neuropsychology to upskill in Clinical Psychology. This allows them eligibility for endorsement as a clinical psychologist with the PsyBA and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (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. However, depending on the units applicants have already taken, it may be possible to complete within one year.
- Course title
- Graduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology
- 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
- 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.
- Professional accreditation
- Graduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology is accredited by: Australian Psychological Accreditation Council (APAC).
- 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 Jeneva Ohan
- 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; 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|
|S2||PSYC5531||Assessment and Intervention—Adult Complex Disorders||lectures: 8 x 2 hours; workshops: 5 x 4 hours (attendance at classes/workshops is compulsory)|
|S2||PSYC5533||Clinical Psychology and Health||lectures: 2 hours per week (attendance at classes is compulsory)|
|NS||PSYC5663||External Practicum||45 days|
|NS||PSYC5664||External Practicum||45 days|
|S1||PSYC5672||Foundations in Clinical Skills I||2h/12 weeks (attendance is compulsory)|
|S1||PSYC5673||Foundations in Clinical Skills II||2 hours/week; plus workshops: 3 x 4 hours|
|S1||PSYC5674||Assessment and Intervention—Childhood Disorders||lectures: 12 x 3 hours (lecture attendance is compulsory)|
|S2||PSYC5675||Assessment and Intervention—Emotional Disorders||lectures: 3 hours per week|
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.(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.
(3) Applicants presenting with the TOEFL iBT require an overall score of at least 94, a miminum score of 27 in the Writing section, a miminum score of 23 in the Speaking section, and no other sub-score less than 24.
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. 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.