Duration
Part-time: Varies
Next start date
2021 Academic Year – 4 January
2022 Academic Year – 3 January
Available locations
Auckland Online
Points
120
Programme type
Undergraduate

Programme overview

Study brain and behaviour, sensory and cognitive psychology, lifespan development,
learning and communication, social, cultural, and organisational psychology,
models of health and disability, with emphasis on the New Zealand context.

Gain skills related to applied psychological research and practice in your current
occupation or progress to postgraduate study, including postgraduate
professional programmes.

For more information, please enquire via Auckland Online.

Programme structure

This programme is part-time and will be delivered fully online. Students will take one course at a time across four 12-week term sessions.

There will be one pathway consisting of a set programme of four 30-point courses (one course at stage two that must be taken first, and three courses at stage three).

PSYCH 211 – Psychology for Society (30 points)
PSYCH 323 – Changes across the Lifespan (30 points)
PSYCH 324 – The Behaving Brain (30 points)
PSYCH 325 – Social Processes (30 points)

Please note that in normal circumstances the requirements for a GradDipAppPsych must be completed within four years of initial enrolment.

You'll also need to meet other requirements, including time limits and total points limits. See Postgraduate enrolment.

For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

Sample programme structure

Term 1 30 points

  • Code:
    PSYCH 211
    Name:
    Psychology for Society
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    30 pts

Term 2 30 points

  • Code:
    PSYCH 323
    Name:
    Changes across the Lifespan
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    30 pts

Term 3 30 points

  • Code:
    PSYCH 324
    Name:
    The Behaving Brain
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    30 pts

Term 4 30 points

  • Code:
    PSYCH 325
    Name:
    Social Processes
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    30 pts

Subjects available in this programme

  • Applied Psychology
For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

2020 entry requirements

Programme requirements

You must have completed an undergraduate degree at a recognised university (or similar institution).
Or
Have the equivalent practical, professional, or scholarly experience. This will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Further programme requirements

Taught 120 points

You will need to provide evidence of your English proficiency if you are:

  • An international applicant whose first language is not English 
  • A domestic applicant under 20 years of age whose first language is not English

You will require an IELTS Academic score of 6.0 with no bands less than 5.5. See alternative English language requirements.

For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

How much does a Graduate Diploma in Applied Psychology cost per year?

2021 fees

Domestic students
NZ$7,279.20*
International students
NZ$37,895*

Fees are set in advance of each calendar year and will be updated on this website. Fees are inclusive of 15% GST, but do not include the Student Services Fee, course books, travel and health insurance, or living costs. Amounts shown are indicative only. In addition to the tuition fees, there is a Student Services Fee of $8.02 per point, estimated at $962.40 for full-time study (120 points). Fees will be confirmed upon completion of enrolment into courses.

*Please note: amounts shown are indicative and estimates only.

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Cost of living

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For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

Key dates

Application closing date: 8 December 2020

Please note: We will consider late applications if places are still available. International students should start the application process as early as possible to allow sufficient time to apply for a visa.

Start dates

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Other important dates

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For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

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