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Become an expert in the widening field of psychology
A rapidly changing world and a growing need to understand the human brain has created many opportunities in the field of psychology. Professionals with human-centred roles and aspiring registered psychologists have the opportunity to develop their skills and reach their career goals with JCU Online’s Graduate Diploma of Psychology (Bridging).
These changes are having a positive impact on industry growth as the number of people working as Psychologists in Australia is expected to grow by 30% from 37,500 in 2018 to 48,800 by 2023.*
A pragmatic and versatile qualification
This degree can be the first stepping stone in the path to becoming a practising psychologist^. Alternatively, you may use this degree to complement your current role in a range of industries including Marketing, Human Resources, Education, Social Work and Counselling.
The Graduate Diploma of Psychology (Bridging) provides the foundational knowledge of the history of psychology and develops your professional skills to apply contemporary psychology to solve community-based challenges. It has been designed to help you succeed in a complex world and to deliver better client services.
^This course has been conditionally accreditation by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC)
Why choose JCU Online’s Graduate Diploma of Psychology (Bridging)?
The JCU Online Graduate Diploma of Psychology is a contemporary and hands-on qualification designed for the future. You'll develop professional skills, learn about emerging trends in psychology and study a range of contemporary subjects.
A stepping stone to becoming a registered psychologist
This qualification is a pathway to further study for those who want to change their career to become a psychologist. This may include career pathways such as general or clinical psychology, clinical neuropsychology, forensic psychology and organisational psychology.
A way forward in human-centred professions
It is also for professionals in human-centred occupations who are focused on career growth and want the skills to help them achieve more in current and future roles. This may include teaching, human resources, marketing, counselling, social work, and consulting.
To be eligible to enrol in the online Graduate Diploma of Psychology (Bridging), applicants must have:
Completed a minimum of an AQF Level 7 Bachelor qualification in any field other than Psychology at this or another University.
Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 1– Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.
If you have any questions about the above entry requirements for the online Graduate Diploma of Psychology (Bridging), feel free to speak to one of our Enrolment Advisors on 1300 535 919.
Understand contemporary psychology disciplines
Develop a comprehensive understanding of contemporary theoretical perspectives of psychology, their philosophical and historical developments and their interconnectedness.
Have confidence using data and technology
Develop your skills in using technology and statistical methods to facilitate research, client care and community outcomes, and enhance your career in an increasingly digital and data-driven field.
Gain a global perspective
Designed to align with the UN Sustainable Development Goals, this course provides you with a communications toolkit to solve problems relative to the challenges of the diverse populations in different communities.
What you will study
You will study a broad scope of subjects unique to the Graduate Diploma of Psychology (Bridging) at JCU Online, including Environmental Psychology and Health, Wellbeing & Resilience and more. These subjects align with the UN Sustainable Development Goals as well as current and emerging global health challenges in a technology-enabled society.
After completing your Graduate Diploma of Psychology (Bridging), you will be able to:
Integrate and apply a coherent body of knowledge and skills in major theoretical perspectives, philosophical and historical developments in core areas of psychology
Work collaboratively and independently to design, evaluate and disseminate information and initiatives to promote and optimize mental health, resilience and well being in culturally diverse and geographically dispersed contexts.
Personalised support for your success
JCU Online’s Graduate Diploma of Psychology (Bridging) has been designed to provide the best possible learning experience for students. You’ll have access to one-on-one support from a dedicated Success Advisor. They will be there from commencement right throughout your studies, keeping you motivated and on track to achieve your goals.
To help you learn more effectively and efficiently, you’ll also have access to live interactive sessions with your tutors and classmates – wherever you are.
JCU’s innovative and interactive learning environment, with video, audio, discussion boards, chat forums and assessments is a smart and effective way of online learning.
Personalised support for your success
JCU Online’s 100% online Graduate Certificate in Data Science is backed by our commitment to personally support and encourage you for the duration of your learning journey.
You will receive ongoing, personalised support from your own Success Advisor, who will be there when you need them for assistance, and who will work to keep you on track towards achieving your study goals.
What's more, JCU Online’s strong links with the industry and research sectors mean you’ll have the opportunity to expand your professional network and explore new career opportunities as you work towards the completion of your qualification. With regular opportunities to interact with peers and academic staff, learning online with JCU Online is always engaging.
About the School
James Cook University Online
James Cook University is a world-leading university based in tropical Australia. For more than 50 years, we've been helping our students gain the skills they need to propel their careers and make a difference in their communities.
Rose Harney | Graduate Diploma of Psychology (Bridging)
“I have been pleasantly surprised by JCU and the course. It is extensive and intense but I love it. I feel really well-supported. My Student Success Advisor Teju is fantastic. Nothing is ever too much trouble, she is very knowledgeable, and she has been very supportive and constructive in her comments and assistance.