Map NZ Map World

Postgraduate Diploma in the Practice of Psychology

Apply now for 2024.
Applications close 1 October of the year prior to entry.

Entry into the Postgraduate Diploma in the Practice of Psychology is competitive and subject to departmental selection processes. Early application is encouraged. Refer to the 'Entry requirements' section below for more information.

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.

Apply to enrol

Key information

Entry Requirements:

Refer to the programme regulations

Years: 1.0
Study Locations:Hamilton
Start Dates: Trimester A (March)
Estimated Fees* (Domestic): $9,137 per year
See if you're eligible for fees-free study in your first year
Estimated Fees* (International): $32,615 per year
Entry Requirements: Postgraduate International
Area of Study:
All amounts are in New Zealand Dollars (NZD).*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

Applications to enrol in the Postgraduate Diploma in the Practice of Psychology ("PGDipPracPsych") close on 1 October of the year preceding entry.  Please apply early as applicants will go through a selection process.  Complete applications will be considered by the selection committee in October.  Please check your eligibility for entry before submitting an application.

To be considered, applicants must have completed the Master of Applied Psychology (or equivalent) in the relevant specialisation.  For confirmed enrolment, successful applicants are required to have work (paid or unpaid) in an organisation that provides them with the opportunity to practice significantly in the relevant specialisation.

Entry into the programme is competitive and places are limited.

Scholarships and prizes

Visit our Scholarship Finder for information about possible scholarships

Find your scholarship


Qualifications links


School of Psychology

Phone: +64 7 838 4136
Email: [email protected]
Office: Hamilton Campus, K block, Level 1 (Room  K.1.12)
Office hours: 8.30am to 4.00pm

Have a chat with one of our friendly advisers to help you plan your degree.

Phone: +64 7 807 9275
Email: [email protected]

Enquire Now