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Postgraduate Diploma in the Practice of Psychology

Entry into the programme is by application only. The number of students accepted into the programme is limited, and short-listed 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. We will review applications and issue provisional offers contingent on internships beginning by March 2021.

Applied Behaviour Analysis

For full details about the programme and to apply for the programme, please use the online PGDipPracPsych(ABA) Application Form. Applications open early September and must be received by October 14.

Community Psychology

PGDipPracPsych(Comm) Application form': For full details about the programme, please see the Community Psychology Intern Handbook and to apply, please use the online PGDipPracPsych(Comm) Application Form. Applications open mid-September and must be received by November 1.

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 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)
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.

Degree Planner

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 a suitable Masters degree in Behaviour Analysis or Community Psychology eg. MAppPsy.

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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School of Psychology
Phone: 0800 800 145 or +64 7 838 4080
Email: [email protected]

Psychology Graduate Student Adviser
Email: [email protected]

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Phone: +64 7 8384610
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