• Current rules
    • Psychological Science
      • Graduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology (53370)

        Note: This course is not available in 2022.

        Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures

        1.(1) The Student Rules apply to students in this course.

        (2) The policy, policy statements and guidance documents and student procedures apply, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for 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 presenting with the IELTS Academic require an overall score of at least 7.0 and no band less than 7.0.

        (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.

        (4) Applicants presenting with the Pearson Test of English (PTE) (Academic) require an overall score of at least 65 and no sub-score less than 65.

        (5) The UWA Centre for English Language Teaching (CELT) Bridging Course does not satisfy the english language competency requirements of this course.

        Admission requirements

        4.(1) To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—

        (a) an accredited Master of Clinical Neuropsychology, or an accredited Doctor of Psychology (Clinical Neuropsychology), or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;


        (b) a satisfactory personal statement, as recognised by UWA;


        (c) two satisfactory referees, as recognised by UWA;


        (d) a curriculum vitae summarising relevant occupational and practical experience, as recognised by UWA.

        (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.

        (3) Invitation to attend an interview will be based on assessment of (1) (a) (b), (c), and (d), in alignment with the interview quota for the year.

        (4) Eligible applicants who are interviewed will be assessed based on the personal qualities considered desirable in psychology practitioners.

        (5) Admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants under (1) and (4) who fall within the intake quota for that year.

        Admission ranking and selection

        5. Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on the relevant requirements.

        Articulations and exit awards

        6. This course does not form part of an articulated sequence.

        Course structure

        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.

        Satisfactory progress

        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.

        Progress status

        10. A student who fails to make satisfactory progress under Rule 8 is assigned a progress status of 'Excluded' unless the Faculty decides otherwise in light of exceptional circumstances.

        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.

        Additional rules

        14. On the recommendation of the School of Psychology, the Faculty may grant credit for units up to a total value of 24 points.