Graduate Diploma of Professional Psychology Practice (H6I)

Overview  2023

Entry Requirements

See entry requirements

Duration

Minimum 1 Year, up to a maximum of 3 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Location

Hobart
Semester 1

This course may not be available to international students. Please see the list of distance courses (i.e. online and taken outside Australia) that are offered to international students

As a provisional psychologist, this one year internship will support you to undertake the sixth year of training required to become a general registered psychologist.

Incorporating foundations of ethical practice, professional development and practicum experience, you will develop the skills needed to practice in a manner that enhances client safety, treatment outcomes, and develops a model of sustainable practice to support long-term engagement in the profession.

Through supervision, this training program will make you work force ready, providing much needed mental health support for the Tasmanian community, and beyond.

The Graduate Diploma of Professional Psychology Practice is a professional registration pathway, providing a rigorous study plan overseen by Psychology Board of Australia registered supervisors.

  • 1 Integrate methods, principles and ethics in psychology to inform professional practice at an individual, discipline and interdisciplinary level
  • 2 Formulate culturally sensitive psychological assessment, diagnoses and evidence-based treatment for common psychological presentations across the life span.
  • 3 Evaluate research findings and integrate these with National Practice Standards for the Mental Health Workforce to inform evidence-based professional practice
  • Career outcomes

    Psychologists with general registration can work across a range of areas including:

    • Mental health and wellbeing
    • Education and training
    • Population health
    • Drug and alcohol
    • Justice and corrections
    • Public policy
    • Corporate and commercial
    • Marketing and communication
    • Emerging technology and design

    Course structure

    This unit aims to provide students with a critical overview of ethical and professional issues relevant to clinical psychology practice. Ethical decision-making models will be applied to real-world case examples to assist students in identifying issues pertaining to complex and…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit will involve students actively identifying and then planning to address opportunities for professional development within their own psychology practice, resulting in the development of a personalized continuing professional development plan that will be underpin continuing professional development activities…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This placement will involve engaging in psychological practice with clients presenting with a range of psychological and neurodevelopmental concerns. Students will work at their designated placement to provide psychological assessment, diagnosis and intervention to clients presenting with a range of…

    Credit Points: 25

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit will extend students’ understanding of, and skill in navigating complex ethical and professional practice issues in clinical psychology. This will involve facilitating student engagement in professional development and supervision processes. The unit will incorporate a range of formats…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit will involve students actively identifying and then planning to address opportunities for professional development within their own psychology practice beyond graduation and covering their first year as a psychologist with general registration. Students will develop a personalised continuing…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This placement will involve engaging in psychological practice with clients presenting with a range of psychological and neurodevelopmental concerns. Students will work at their designated placement to provide clinical psychological assessment, diagnosis and intervention to clients presenting with a range…

    Credit Points: 25

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Entry requirements

    Applicants will have completed a fifth-year tertiary qualification in psychology accredited with the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (e.g. Master of Professional Psychology). All applicants will have current registration with the Psychology Board of Australia as a provisional psychologist (which requires you to meet all the requirements for registration).


    Applicants with previous higher education study

    Not applicable unless the primary admission requirements have been met
    Applicants with previous VET / TAFE study

    Not applicable
    Applications on the basis of work or life experience

    This course does not accept applications based on work or life experience.
     

    Prerequisites

    Completion of a fifth-year tertiary qualification in psychology accredited with the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (e.g. Master of Professional Psychology).
    Current registration with the Psychology Board of Australia as a provisional psychologist (which requires you to meet all the requirements for registration).

    SAFETY IN PRACTICE REQUIREMENTS

    This course includes compulsory work placements. All students must meet the course’s Safety in Practice Requirements before their first placement. The safety in practice requirements are completed separately to the course admission application.
     

    This course is not available to international students. Please enquire online for advice on alternative course options.

    Applications for credit can be made in your course application. Find out more information about how to apply for a credit transfer/advanced standing at Recognition of Prior Learning.

    Talk to us on 1300 363 864 or enquire online about your credit transfer.

    This course will articulate from M7Q Master of Professional Psychology

    Fees & scholarships

    Domestic students

    Options for this course

    Cost shouldn’t get in the way of you studying.

    If you’re a domestic undergraduate student, you may be eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place in this course. This means your fees will be subsidised by the Australian Government. You’ll only need to pay the student contribution amount for each unit you study within the course.

    You may also be able to defer payment of the student contribution amount by accessing a HECS-HELP loan from the Government. If eligible, you’ll only have to pay your tuition fees once you start earning above a specific amount.

    Further information is available at Scholarships, fees and costs.

    Student contribution

    Student contribution amounts are charged for each unit of study. This means that how much you’ll pay will depend on which units you choose. Find out more about student contribution amounts.

    Further information

    Detailed fee information for domestic students is available at Scholarships, fees and costs, including additional information in relation to the compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

    International students

    2023 Total Course Fee (international students): $31,950 AUD*.

    Course cost based on a rate of $31,950 AUD per standard, full-time year of study (100 credit points).

    * Please note that this is an indicative fee only.

    International students

    International students are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the annual rate. International students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

    Scholarships

    For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

    How can we help?

    Do you have any questions about choosing a course or applying? Get in touch.

    Domestic
    1300 363 864
    International
    +61 3 6226 6200
    Email
    Course.Info@utas.edu.au
    Online
    Online enquiries

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