Delivered 100% online

You are free to study when it suits you, with no on-campus commitments, and graduate sooner than traditional part-time study

Complete in only 8 months

Our accelerated model means you can have a qualification sooner. It’s also a great way to see if further study in psychology is for you

Unique Curriculum

Gain a contemporary and global view of psychology with a broad scope of subjects that are aligned to the UN Sustainable Development Goals and global health challenges

Graduate Certificate of Psychology Online

Why choose JCU Online’s Graduate Certificate of Psychology?

The JCU Online Graduate Certificate of Psychology is a contemporary and hands-on qualification designed for the future. You will develop professional skills, learn about emerging trends in psychology and study a range of contemporary subjects.

A way forward in human-centred professions

Advance your career in industries such as teaching, human resources, marketing, counselling, social work, or consulting.

A course for passionate inquirers

Build your knowledge and skills while gaining a better understanding of the people around you and yourself.

A stepping stone to becoming a registered psychologist

This qualification can also be a pathway to studying the Graduate Diploma of Psychology (Bridging) and to becoming a registered psychologist.

Entry criteria

To be eligible to enrol in the online Graduate Certificate of Psychology, applicants must have:

  • Completed a minimum of an AQF Level 7 Bachelor qualification in any field other than Psychology at this or another University.

  • Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 1– Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.

Any questions about the above entry requirements for the online Graduate Certificate of Psychology? Feel free to speak to one of our Enrolment Advisors.

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Differentiate your CV

Stand out with a postgraduate qualification that positions you as a professional with an understanding of contemporary psychology.

Discover new opportunities

Use this qualification as a stepping stone to study the Graduate Diploma of Psychology (Bridging), which can help you become a practising psychologist, enhance your performance in your current role or open up new career pathways.

Diversify your knowledge

Familiarise yourself with current theories and develop a deep understanding of major psychology disciplines such as Social Psychology, Health, Wellbeing, Resilience Environmental Psychology.

What you will study

You will study four subjects unique to the Graduate Certificate of Psychology at JCU Online. These subjects align to the UN Sustainable Development Goals as well as current and emerging global health challenges in a technology-enabled society.

To find out which subjects will be available in the upcoming study periods or to learn more about the course, download a course guide.

Download a course guide to learn more.  

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Personalised support for your success

JCU Online’s Graduate Certificate of Psychology has been designed to provide the best possible learning experience for students. You will have access to one-on-one support from a dedicated Success Advisor. They will be there from commencement right throughout your studies, keeping you motivated and on track to achieve your goals.

To help you learn more effectively and efficiently, you will also have access to live interactive sessions with your tutors and classmates – wherever you are.

JCU’s innovative and interactive learning environment, with video, audio, discussion boards, chat forums and practical authentic assessments, is smart, effective online learning.


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  • Entry Requirements
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  • Online Study Model
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