In a nutshell
The Graduate Diploma of Psychology from Charles Sturt University is accredited by the Australian Psychology Society and is designed for graduates from other fields wishing to transition into a career in psychology.
By completing this online course, students will not only study the fundamentals of psychology and grasp the theoretical dimensions of the field, but will also gain a comprehensive overview of research methods and statistics related to the practice of psychology.
The course also includes a compulsory residential school component in which students are required to travel to the Bathurst or Wagga Wagga campus to attend. Residential schools are held in the same week so students are encouraged to arrange their program to take advantage of this.
What you’ll need
To be eligible to enter this program, applicants must:
- Hold an undergraduate degree from a recognised Australia tertiary institution; AND
- Have completed subjects PSY101 (Foundations of Psychology 1) and PSY102 (Foundations of psychology 2) or their equivalents
Residential School Requirements
This courses may include a residential school component where you will attend a Charles Sturt University campus during certain sessions throughout your course.
In this psychology course, the subjects you will study include:
- Research methods and statistics in psychology
- Psychological testing
- Developmental psychology
- Social psychology
- Advanced research methods and statistics in psychology
- Qualitative research methods
- Psychology of personality
- Psychology of learning
Why Charles Sturt University?
One of the first universities to adopt distance education study, Charles Sturt University (CSU) is Australia's leading university in online education and continues to strive for innovation and excellence in higher learning. With a track record in graduate employment and strong industry contacts, CSU offers relevant training and workplace skills at both an undergraduate and postgraduate level. CSU specialises in a range of industries such as agriculture, viticulture, education, librarianship, allied health and criminology.
Charles Sturt has 16 campuses in the eastern states of Australia. All CSU students can attend any campus for support and to use available facilities. Campus locations include: Albury-Wodonga, Bathurst, Dubbo, Orange, Port Macquarie, Wagga Wagga.
CSU offers a range of student support services, academic learning support and skills development for all its distance education students. Studying with CSU, you will have access to your online subjects, Student Services, the CSU Library, forums and your exam results through student.csu, a personalised online portal.
You will also have entry into CSU Interact, a scholarly environment that connects students and staff online. Each subject you’re enrolled in will have its own subject site housed within CSU Interact, giving you access to learning content, tools and subject forums.