Psychology - M5013


Graduate diploma

This course offers graduates a major in psychology accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC), permitting them to undertake the further training needed to obtain professional qualifications.

This course is offered in a purely online mode, however, will include at least 1 hour of participation in live learning activities per week. Applicants should have completed an undergraduate degree in any discipline. The course structure consists of an APAC-accredited sequence in psychology of nine core units and one elective.

Studies include developmental and biological psychology, research design and analysis, cognitive and social psychology, abnormal psychology, perception and personality, psychological testing, theories of ability and ethics, research methods and theory.

Electives offered may include units covering counselling; health psychology; addiction studies; human neuropsychology and cognition; psychology and the law; and music psychology.

Graduates must complete further study and training for a career in psychology. Psychologists work in many fields including private practice; in clinical, counselling, organisational and health psychology; and in research and teaching.

This course is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC).

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Course Details

  • Online: Part time
This course is not available to international students who are holders of an Australian student visa, for study onshore in Australia. However holders of some other categories of Australian visas living in Australia, and students studying off-campus by distance learning (where this option is available) and living outside of Australia, may be eligible for this course.
  • 1.7 years (part time)
Start date
January, March, May, July, August, October
Graduate Diploma in Psychology
Course Handbook

Entry Requirements

You need to satisfy the following entrance requirements to be considered for entry to this course.

Minimum Entry Requirements (Domestic students)


An Australian undergraduate degree (or equivalent).

English requirements

Applicants must also meet the English language requirements.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Making the application

Future students

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Check for study credit using the "Credit search" link on the Credit for prior study page


Fees are subject to change annually.

Full fee

Fees are per 48 credit points which represents a standard full-time course load for a year.


Fee assistance

As a full fee-paying student, you may be eligible to apply for the optional FEE-HELP to assist you to pay all or part of your tuition fees.


We offer over 360 types of scholarships, valued at up to $280,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Other costs and fees

For information on other study costs and fees, see other study costs.