Graduate Diploma of Professional Psychology Practice (H6I)

Overview  2022

Entry Requirements

See entry requirements

Duration

Minimum 1 Years, 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

Commonwealth Supported places available

This course may not be available to international students. Please see the International Online Course Guide (PDF 1.4 MB) for courses 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 remote 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.

On successful completion of this course, graduates will be able to:

  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

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
LauncestonSemester 1
HobartSemester 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
LauncestonSemester 1
HobartSemester 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

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
LauncestonSemester 2
HobartSemester 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
LauncestonSemester 2
HobartSemester 2

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

Entry requirements

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. Full fee paying domestic students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Detailed tuition fee information for domestic students is available at the Domestic Student Fees website, including additional information in relation to a compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

International students

International students should refer to the International Students course fees page to get an indicative course cost.

Scholarships

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

How can we help?

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