Learn how to understand the human brain and predict behaviour

If you are fascinated by the human mind and why it functions differently in every single person, a career in the field of psychology and counselling is for you. The Diploma of Social and Psychological Science gives you the introductory skills for further study in the areas of psychology, counselling, human services and social work.

Key info

Campus:                     Mt Gravatt and Gold Coast

Duration:                    2 trimesters (8 months) or 3 trimesters (12 months)*

Intakes:                      Trimester 1, 2, 3

2018 fees:                 A$19,000

Campus:                    Mt Gravatt and Gold Coast

Duration:                    2 trimesters (8 months) or 3 trimesters (12 months)*

Intakes:                      Trimester 1, 2, 3

CRICOS:                    092486M

2018 fees:                 A$25,000

Program structure

First trimester

  • Academic and Professional Skills Development
  • Human Services Structures
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Introductory Individual and Social Psychology

Second trimester

  • Human Services Processes# or Introductory Cognitive and Biological Psychology^
  • Introduction to Social Theory
  • Equity and Diversity
  • Lifespan Development # or Business Statistics^

# Required for students articulating to Bachelor of Social Work, Bachelor of Human Services and Bachelor of Child and Family Studies.

^ Required for students articulating to Bachelor of Psychological Science and Bachelor of Counselling.

Students who enter with an IELTS (or equivalent) < 6.0 will be required to undertake the free Language Development  Modules as part of their program.

Pathway options

Code

Program

Campus

Credit granted*

Quota

Assumed Knowledge

1394 / 1098

Bachelor of Human Services+

Gold Coast / Logan

80 CP

 

English

1372 / 1282

Bachelor of Social Work+

Gold Coast / Logan

80 CP

 

English

1012 / 1312

Bachelor Psychological Science+

Gold Coast / Mt Gravatt

80 CP

 

English

1095

Bachelor of Child and Family Studies+

Logan

80 CP

 

English

1548

Bachelor of Counselling+

Gold Coast / Mt Gravatt

70CP

5 places (Mt Gravatt only)

English

1483 / 1484

Bachelor of Laws+

Nathan / Gold Coast

40 CP

 

English

Progression:

*80 credit points is equivalent to one year of full-time study. Completion of degrees where students obtain less than 80 credit points of advanced standing in the degree, may take additional time.

+ There are placements associated with this program and graduates will be required to satisfy a number of specific criteria. Students should refer to the checklist of pre-placement and placement requirements for their Health discipline on the Placement Essentials website for full details of the requirements regarding clinical placement to ensure that they meet eligibility for placement.

Code

Program

Campus

Credit granted*

Min. GPA requirements^

Quota#

English requirements

Assumed Knowledge

1394/ 1098

Bachelor of Human Services+

Gold Coast/ Logan

80 CP

≥ 4.0

 

IELTS 5.5 with no sub-score < 5.0

English

1372/ 1282

Bachelor of Social Work+

Gold Coast/ Logan

70/80 CP%

≥ 4.0

 

IELTS 5.5 with no sub-score < 5.0

English

1012/ 1312

Bachelor Psychological Science+

Gold Coast/ Mt Gravatt

80CP

≥ 4.0

 

IELTS 5.5 with no sub-score < 5.0

English

1095

Bachelor of Child and Family Studies+

Logan

80CP

≥ 4.0

 

IELTS 5.5 with no sub-score < 5.0

English

1548

Bachelor of Counselling+

Gold Coast/ Mt Gravatt

70CP

≥ 4.0

5 places (Mt Gravatt only)

IELTS 5.5 with no sub-score < 5.0

English

1483 / 1484

Bachelor of Laws+

Nathan / Gold Coast

40 CP

≥ 5.0

 

IELTS 6.5 with no sub-score < 6.0

English

Progression:

*80 credit points is equivalent to one year of full-time study. Completion of degrees where students obtain less than 80 credit points of advanced standing in the degree, may take additional time.

^International students must achieve the required minimum GPA to progress to their chosen Griffith College bachelor degree.

% Lower amount of credit applied if students are required to undertake language enhancement course (unless they have IELTS 7.0)

+There are placements associated with this program and graduates will be required to satisfy a number of specific criteria. Students should refer to the checklist of pre-placement and placement requirements for their Health discipline on the Placement Essentials website for full details of the requirements regarding clinical placement to ensure that they meet eligibility for placement.

#If student numbers exceed the quota, places in each degree will be awarded on the basis of the highest GPA and the highest average mark across completed Diploma courses.

Jann Fielden, Program Convenor

Jann Fielden, Program Convenor for Diploma of Social and Psychological Science talks to us about how successful students study differently and the practical elements of the Diploma to help prepare you for your future career.

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Potential career paths for degree graduates

  • Welfare officer
  • Community planning and development
  • Social worker
  • Child safety worker
  • Youth worker
  • Correctional services officer
  • Counsellor
  • Psychologist