Postgraduate

Graduate Diploma in School Psychology

Become a school psychologist with the Graduate Diploma in School Psychology.

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 pre-service course is intended to prepare psychology graduates for employment as school psychologists within the government and non-government sectors.
This pre-service course is intended to prepare psychology graduates for employment as school psychologists within the government and non-government sectors.
This course could lead to these

Career Opportunities

Further Study

After a few years in the workplace, school psychologists may wish to undertake further studies and could return to study a research degree.
After a few years in the workplace, school psychologists may wish to undertake further studies and could return to study a research degree.

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

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

Course Credit Points
48
Total Course Fee - 2019
$22,500.00

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) a qualification in psychology, as accredited by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency, comprising:
(i) a first or upper second class honours; or
(ii) a four-year Bachelor of Psychology; or
(iii) a Graduate Diploma in Psychology, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;
and
(b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 70 percent in their fourth year of psychology study.
(2) Applicants must be eligible for registration as a psychologist at application.

Ranking and Selection Process

Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on—
(a) the admission requirements under Rule 4;
and
(b) relevant community service experience (e.g. telephone counselling, aide to a person with a disability).
ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

Personal statement

To apply for this course, you will need to write a personal statement, demonstrating that you have the necessary personal characteristics to become a successful school psychologist. Download the personal statement template here. 

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.

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

The minimum prerequisite for this course is a four-year degree in psychology. Applicants must have completed an approved course of study in psychology and be eligible for registration as a psychologist. The psychology qualification must be no more than 9 years old.

About The Course

This pre-service course is intended to prepare psychology graduates for employment as school psychologists within the government and non-government sectors. The course will expose students to a range of relevant theories, processes and practices appropriate for the provision of psychological services to schools, teachers and students.

Graduate Diploma in School Psychology

Quick Details

Status
  • Available 2019
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time only
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1
Weekly contact time
  • The estimated time commitment for a standard full-time enrolment is approximately 46 hours per week (over 13 weeks) which includes contact hours, personal study and examinations.
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 30360
  • This course is not available to international student visa holders
Graduate Diploma in School Psychology
Status
  • Available 2019
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time only
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1
Weekly contact time
  • The estimated time commitment for a standard full-time enrolment is approximately 46 hours per week (over 13 weeks) which includes contact hours, personal study and examinations.
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 30360
  • This course is not available to international student visa holders
Full time/part time duration
  • 1 year full time, 2 years part time
Degrees course is available in
  • Graduate Diploma in School Psychology
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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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