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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).

Key information

Years: 1.0
Study Locations: Hamilton
Start Dates: Semester A (February) and Semester B (July)
Fees (International): $32,615 per year
Entry Requirements: Postgraduate International
*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, 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

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Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences:

Phone: 0800 800 145 or +64 7 838 4080

Psychology Graduate Student Adviser