Graduate Diploma in Psychology at UNSW (Online) » Become a professional Psychologist


The Graduate Diploma in Psychology enables graduates in other disciplines to complete an accredited three-year sequence in Psychology in 1.7 years, allowing them to progress to further accredited training in professional psychology.

Who is this program for?

  • Graduates in other disciplines who wish to expand their career choices by pursuing advanced psychology studies or to train to start a career as a Psychologist
  • Students who would prefer to study in a flexible format, balancing study with work and other commitments

Job and Career Prospects
(after completion of further study and training in Psychology)

  • Registered psychologist
  • Behavioural scientist
  • Marketing and market research professional
  • Mental health worker
  • Academic
  • School counsellor
  • Human resource manager
  • Social worker

Essential information

  • This program is NOT equivalent to psychology honours program.
  • Completion of the Graduate Diploma will allow students to apply for entry into psychology honours and then postgraduate masters/PhD programs.
  • Commonwealth Supported Places are NOT available for this program.
  • This program is available for international students, but does NOT support international student visas.
  • International students will need to study this program online from their home country and are responsible to ensure that they have stable internet connection and have no restriction in accessing the online learning materials and resources.

The Graduate Diploma in Psychology program (5331) is delivered using the UNSW Hexamester Academic Calendar to allow for a flexible program structure. The program’s key dates and some policies may be different to those applicable to students enrolled in standard UNSW programs using the standard academic calendar.

Students enrolled in the Graduate Diploma in Psychology should refer to the information on this website, the 5331 Guide book, and the online handbook.

Please contact gdpsychology@unsw.edu.au for any enquiry about this program.