Postgraduate

Graduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology

Bridging degree to allow qualified Clinical Neuropsychologists to up skill in Clinical Psychology

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Address

Student Central The University of Western Australia (M355) 35 Stirling Highway Perth

Western Australia 6009

Telephone

(+61 8) 6488 3939

International

1800 653 050

Hours

8.30am-5pm AWST, Monday - Friday

Frequently asked questions

Careers and further study

Take your studies to a new level with a postgraduate degree and discover what career opportunities lie ahead.

Career Pathways

This course will prepare psychologists already qualified in Clinical Neuropsychology to become additionally qualified in Clinical Psychology. Clinical Psychologists work in a variety of clinical, research, and academic roles, including hospitals, counselling centres and private practice.
This course will prepare psychologists already qualified in Clinical Neuropsychology to become additionally qualified in Clinical Psychology. Clinical Psychologists work in a variety of clinical, research, and academic roles, including hospitals, counselling centres and private practice.

Further Study

The Graduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology is a specific individual course.
The Graduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology is a specific individual course.

Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this course. For fee type definitions and further assistance, see the Fee Calculator Help page. You can also search our database for scholarships that are relevant to you or this course.

Domestic Fees

Postgraduate - fee paying students

The Annual Fee is an estimate only based on a standard annual study load of 48 points.


For Commonwealth Supported Places, student contribution amounts are charged by unit. For an accurate fee estimate, go to the Fee Calculator and select “I want to price my units”.

For Full Fee Paying places, students are charged an annual course fee. Visit the Fee Calculator and select your course to see the annual and total course fees.

Course Credit Points
48
Total Course Fee - 2020
$23,400.00
Domestic Fees

Postgraduate – Commonwealth supported students

The Annual Fee is an estimate only based on a standard annual study load of 48 points.


For Commonwealth Supported Places, student contribution amounts are charged by unit. For an accurate fee estimate, go to the Fee Calculator and select “I want to price my units”.

For Full Fee Paying places, students are charged an annual course fee. Visit the Fee Calculator and select your course to see the annual and total course fees.

Course Credit Points
48
Average Annual Fee - 2020
$9,094.47
Typical Fee Range - 2020
$6,684.00 - $11,155.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.
International Fees

Postgraduate – onshore students

Annual course fees are calculated based on a standard annual study load of 48 credit points.

Course Credit Points
48
Total Course Fee - 2019
$37,300.00
Total Course Fee - 2020
$38,000.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

If you’re interested in furthering your career by studying this postgraduate degree, find out the admission details below.

Admission Requirements

(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;
and
(b) a satisfactory personal statement, as recognised by UWA;
and
(c) two satisfactory referees, as recognised by UWA;
and
(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 requirement

Referee reports

Applicants must ask two academic referees to provide reports using the National Online Referee System. Ensure you give your referees enough notice to meet the deadline. This system is the same across all Australian universities. To be able to use the system, you will need to have an active subscription. The subscription allows you to access the service during the intake period. The cost is $25 and can be paid for through the 'My account' section in the payment tab of the National Online Referee System.

Applicants must also provide the following information with their application:
Brief personal statement outlining the reasons for applying for the program (maximum of one page).
Curriculum vitae summarising any occupational or practical experience of relevance to the program.
Names and contact details (telephone numbers and email addresses) of the two nominated academic referees that will be completing the referee report.

 
Admission requirement

Ranking and Selection Process

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

Course-specific English competency

For entry into this program, 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
ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.
Application Checklist

UWA Applicants

Before submitting your application, make sure to go through the checklist to ensure your application is eligible for submission.
Application Checklist

Application Checklist:

  • Have you ensured that by end of semester 2 2019 you will satisfy the entry requirements for your chosen program, including eligibility for provisional registration with the Psychology Board of Australia?
  • Have you provided certified academic transcripts of any tertiary studies that you completed at a university other than UWA?
  • Have you provided a Curriculum Vitae, which includes:
  1. The names and contact details of two academic referees supporting your application.
  2. Details of any relevant work experience that you have undertaken.
  3. A personal statement regarding why you want to do this course (1 page max.)
  • Have you asked your academic referees to complete the referee’s report by closing date 31/10/2019 in the Reference Request System
  • All international applicants: Have you provided certified IELTS results no more than 2 years old?

If you answered 'Yes' to all the above, your application is ready for submission

Application Checklist

Non-UWA Applicants

Before submitting your application, make sure to go through the checklist to ensure your application is eligible for submission.
Application Checklist

Application Checklist:

  • Have you ensured that by end of semester 2 2019 you will satisfy the entry requirements for your chosen program, including eligibility for provisional registration with the Psychology Board of Australia?
  • OR

    If the university at which you completed your degree is outside Australia, have you provided documentation from the Australian Psychological Society (APS) that your program is recognised as an accredited 4th year psychology degree (or relevant Master degree if you are applying for one of the Graduate Diploma programs)? You must be eligible to register as a provisional psychologist to enrol in these courses.

  • Have you provided certified academic transcripts of any tertiary studies that you completed at a university other than UWA?
  • Have you provided a Curriculum Vitae, which includes:
  1. The names and contact details of two academic referees supporting your application.
  2. Details of any relevant work experience that you have undertaken.
  3. A personal statement regarding why you want to do this course (1 page max.)
  • Have you asked your academic referees to complete the referee’s report by closing date 31/10/2019 in the Reference Request System
  • All international applicants: Have you provided certified IELTS results no more than 2 years old?

If you answered 'Yes' to all the above, your application is ready for submission

How to apply

Ready to apply for this postgraduate course? Follow the steps and you’ll be on your way to joining us at UWA.

Course details

If you’re looking to upskill in clinical psychology and you’ve completed a master’s degree or equivalent in clinical neuropsychology and are qualified with the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA) this bridging course allows you to do that. You’ll be eligible for endorsement as a clinical psychologist with the PsyBA and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Board (AHPRA).

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About the course

The Graduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology will usually be taken as a 2-year part-time, 48 point course.
Graduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology

Quick details

Status
  • Available 2020
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1
Weekly contact time
  • Please refer to the UWA handbook.
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 53370
CRICOS code
  • 083847K
Graduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology
Status
  • Available 2020
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1
Weekly contact time
  • Please refer to the UWA handbook.
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 53370
CRICOS code
  • 083847K
Full time/part time duration
  • 2 years
Degrees course is available in
  • Graduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology
Graduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology

Application deadlines

For Semester 1 2021 entry, applications open 1 August 2020 and close 31 October 2020.
Graduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology
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Ranked first in Western Australia for psychology (QS 2019)
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Flexibility

We understand that life is busy. That's why our postgraduate courses are designed so you can balance your work and studies. Our flexible postgraduate experience includes the opportunity to study part time, a range of units that are taught after hours, and the option to learn via intensive units. Ask our Student Central team for advice on choosing the right postgraduate route for you. Find out more here.

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Course Accreditation

The Graduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology has been awarded Conditional Accreditation by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) to provide an additional area of practice endorsement in Clinical Psychology for registered psychologists.
Psychology at UWA

Why study with us?

Psychology can take you anywhere and everywhere. Psychology is relevant to almost any human endeavour, meaning a psychology degree, or some complementary psychology studies, are relevant not only for traditional psychology careers, but for a wide range of careers.

Psychology at UWA

Psychology can take you anywhere and everywhere. Psychology is relevant to almost any human endeavour, meaning a psychology degree, or some complementary psychology studies, are relevant not only for traditional psychology careers, but for a wide range of careers. 

Teaching excellence

  • Learn from experts who operate at the cutting edge of the discipline. We don’t just teach the textbooks, we conduct the work in the textbooks.
  • Our teaching standards are high and teaching is constantly evaluated by our students. Our scores are among the best at UWA, with about 90 per cent of our students agreeing or strongly agreeing that we provide a good educational experience.
  • We offer fantastic student support staff to provide you with advice and guidance.
Research excellence
  • You'll be involved in the cutting-edge research from your first year of postgraduate study.
  • Our School has received the top rating of 5 in all three rounds of the Commonwealth’s Excellence in Research for Australia exercises (2010, 2012, 2015). Our research is rated as 'well above world standard'. We are one of only two Australian psychology schools to achieve this.
  • We consistently rank in the top 100 psychology departments in the world (QS World University Rankings by Subject) and are the only WA school in the top 100.
Industry connections
  • We offer work-integrated learning through our large network of corporate partners.
  • Our postgraduate programs are leading the way in terms of research-integration, evidence-based practice and innovation. Our students are in high demand across many sectors.
  • UWA is an international hub for the areas of Business and Industrial and Organisational Psychology, and we have strong links with various industries.
  • Our clinical programs are recognised as among the very best in the country, and we have extensive networks with clinical service providers.
Student choice
  • UWA courses are progressive, flexible, and benchmarked against the world’s best.
  • Flexibility means you're not locked into a named degree from first year.
  • Graduates are equipped with communication and critical thinking skills at the highest international standards, and are trained to have a interdisciplinary, global perspective.

School of Psychological Science

The School of Psychological Science centres on the teaching and research of mental processes.