A postgraduate program

Fast facts

Course type: Postgraduate (coursework)
Availability (full-time or part-time): Full-time l Part-time
Location: On campus


Course name: Graduate Diploma in Psychology
Duration (full-time equivalent):  1 year
SATAC code:  2GD061
CRICOS code:  030805C

Course name: Graduate Diploma in Psychology (with Qualifying Studies)
Duration (full-time equivalent): 1 year
SATAC code: 2GD068
CRICOS code: 030805C

Course name: Master of Psychology (Clinical)
Duration (full-time equivalent): 2 years
SATAC code: N/A
CRICOS code: 051844M


The Graduate Diploma in Psychology allows students who hold a degree in an area other than psychology to become eligible to apply for admission to the Psychology Honours program at Flinders without completing a second undergraduate degree. It may also be suitable for graduates who completed a psychology major three or more years ago or who qualified at an overseas institution.

Further information about the Graduate Diploma and how to apply can be found at the School of Psychology's Graduate Diploma in Psychology page.

The Master of Psychology (Clinical) prepares graduates as clinical practitioners in psychology. The program combines coursework, practical experience under supervision and a research orientation to problem solving. Part-time (no less than half-time) is possible if suitable arrangements can be made.

Advanced studies are provided through the Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical Psychology), which involves coursework and a thesis.

What will I study?

Refer to the course rule:

Entry requirements

Graduate Diploma in Psychology

Applicants for the Graduate Diploma must hold an approved undergraduate degree or equivalent and have completed first year Psychology at Flinders or another tertiary institution.

Candidates who do not meet these requirements will be required to complete qualifying studies prior to commencing studies in the Graduate Diploma.


Applicants for the Master of Psychology (Clinical) normally must hold an honours degree at mid 2A level or better in psychology.

International students: Entry and English language requirements


Domestic students
Mid year entry: Yes (Graduate Diploma in Psychology only)

Graduate Diploma: SATAC 

Masters: School of Psychology

Application closing dates:

For the Graduate Diploma in Psychology check SATAC.



International students
Mid year entry: No

Graduate Diploma: International Centre

Masters: School of Psychology

Application closing dates:

31st October of the year preceding admission

Annual fees

CourseDomestic studentsInternational students
Graduate Diploma in Psychology

Place type: Full fee paying

2014 - $12,240

2015 - $28,600
Master of Psychology (Clinical)

Place type: Commonwealth supported

2014 - $6,040

2015 - $28,600

Note: Domestic student fees are indicative only. Further information: How are these fees calculated?