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Postgraduate Diploma in the Practice of Psychology

The number of students accepted into the programme is limited. Shortlisted applicants are interviewed in November.

We are aware that there may be some difficulties finding internships due to the ongoing effects of COVID-19. We would like to encourage potential students to apply to the professional programme, even if they have not yet secured an internship. If successful, enrolments will be contingent on internships beginning by March 2022.

Applied Behaviour Analysis

Applications for 2022 entry have now closed.

Community Psychology

Applications close on 1 November.

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 Master of Applied Psychology graduates (or equivalent qualification) in either 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.

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Key information

Entry Requirements:

Masters degree in Psychology, specialising in either Applied Behaviour Analysis or Community Psychology.

Years: 1.0
Study Locations:Hamilton
Start Dates: Trimester A (March) and Trimester B (July)
Estimated Fees* (International): $32,615 per year
Entry Requirements: Postgraduate International
Area of Study:
*Tuition fees shown are indicative only and may change. There are additional fees and charges related to enrolment please see the Table of Fees and Charges for more information. You will be sent an enrolment agreement which will confirm your fees.

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Entry to the PGDipPracPsych is subject to the approval of the Chairperson of the School, subject to the availability of a suitable academic supervisor and having completed the Masters in Applied Psychology in the relevant specialisation (or equivalent qualification).

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.

PGDipPracPsych Regulations

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