New pathway into professional psychology

Wednesday, 15 November 2006

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.

School of Psychology Head Professor Ted Nettelbeck said: "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. 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.

Professor Nettelbeck said: "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."

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


Contact Details

Professor Ted Nettelbeck
Head, School of Psychology
University of Adelaide
Business: +61 8 8313 5738

Media Team
The University of Adelaide
Business: +61 8 8313 0814