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PGDipPracPsych

Postgraduate Diploma in the Practice of Psychology

The Postgraduate Diploma in the Practice of Psychology is designed to meet the requirements for registration as a psychologist under the Health Practitioners Competency Assurance (HPCA) Act.

The Postgraduate Diploma in the Practice of Psychology (PGDipPracPsych) is available to graduates with a masters degree in Psychology who have specialised in either Organisational Psychology, Applied Behaviour Analysis or Community Psychology.

The PGDipPracPsych can be taken either as a 12-month full-time programme of study or as a 24-month part-time programme of study.

Note: There will be no new applications accepted in 2017 for the PGDipPracPsych (Applied Behaviour Analysis).

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Key information

Study Locations Hamilton
Faculty Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Years 1 or 2
Start Dates Semester A (February) and Semester B (July)

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Entry to the PGDipPracPsych is subject to the approval of the Chairperson of the School, and subject to the availability of a suitable academic supervisor.

You must be working (paid or unpaid) in a relevant area of psychology in an organisation which provides you with the opportunity to practice significantly in the relevant specialisation. This requirement will be determined by the Chairperson of the School from the candidate’s job description.

Contact the Psychology Graduate Adviser for more information.

PGDipPracPsych Regulations

Contacts

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences:

Phone: 0800 800 145 or +64 7 838 4080
Email: wfass@waikato.ac.nz

Psychology Graduate Student Adviser
Email: psyc-grad@waikato.ac.nz

Degree Structure

To complete the PGDipPracPsych(Organisational), students must gain 120 points in:

  • PSYC531 Case Study Analysis in Organisational Psychology (part-time 20 points; full-time 40 points)
  • PSYC532 Professional Issues in Organisational Psychology (part-time 10 points; full-time 20 points)
  • PSYC533 The Practice of Organisational Psychology (part-time 30 points; full-time 60 points)

To complete the PGDipPracPsych(Community) students must gain 120 points in:

  • PSYC541 Case Study Analysis in Community Psychology (part-time 20 points; full-time 40 points)
  • PSYC542 Professional Issues in Community Psychology (part-time 10 points; full-time 20 points)
  • PSYC543 The Practice of Community Psychology (part-time 30 points; full-time 60 points)

To complete the PGDipPracPsych(ABA), students must gain 120 points in:

Note: There will be no new applications accepted in 2017 for the PGDipPracPsych (Applied Behaviour Analysis).

PGDipPracPsych Regulations