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December 2006 Issue
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New pathway into professional psychology


The University of Adelaide is introducing a new pathway into the psychology profession from 2007.

A new Graduate Diploma in Psychology will be open to bachelor degree graduates of any discipline who have prerequisite introductory psychology studies.

The Graduate Diploma will allow students to proceed to Honours Psychology, the basic academic requirement for registration as a psychologist, or to pursue further postgraduate studies in the field.

"The Graduate Diploma in Psychology offers those who haven't been pursuing academic studies towards a career in psychology a new option to do so," said the Head of the School of Psychology, Professor Ted Nettelbeck.

"It will also help develop our research and higher degree student intake, and broaden the already strong research interests in our School."

The prerequisites for the Graduate Diploma in Psychology are Psychology 1A and Psychology 1B or equivalent. A summer semester course is available from early January to mid February 2007 for students who haven't completed these subjects.

"In recent years the employment prospects for psychologists have been good in comparison to many other university graduates, and projections of future employment prospects continue to be comparatively strong," Professor Nettelbeck said.

Further details are available at or contact Associate Professor Amanda LeCouteur, School of Psychology: or phone (08) 8303 5557.

Story by Robyn Mills

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