Delivered 100% online

Study while you work with no on-campus commitments & graduate sooner than traditional part-time study

Designed for the future

Designed to deliver you the skills required to succeed in a world where the scope of psychology is widening

Unique Curriculum

Aligned to the UN Sustainable Development Goals and current and emerging global challenges, this course offers a broad scope of subjects, including Environmental Psychology and Health, Wellbeing & Resilience

Graduate Diploma of Psychology Online (Bridging)

Why choose JCU Online’s Graduate Diploma of Psychology (Bridging)?

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

A stepping stone to becoming a registered psychologist

This qualification is a pathway to further study for those who want to change their career to become a psychologist. This may include career pathways such as general or clinical psychology, clinical neuropsychology, forensic psychology and organisational psychology. 

A way forward in human-centred professions

It is also for professionals in human-centred occupations who are focused on career growth and want the skills to help them achieve more in current and future roles. This may include teaching, human resources, marketing, counselling, social work, and consulting.

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Entry criteria

To be eligible to enrol in the online Graduate Diploma of Psychology (Bridging), 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.

If you have any questions about the above entry requirements for the online Graduate Diploma of Psychology (Bridging), feel free to speak to one of our Enrolment Advisors.

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Understand contemporary psychology disciplines

Develop a comprehensive understanding of contemporary theoretical perspectives of psychology, their philosophical and historical developments and their interconnectedness.

Have confidence using data and technology

Develop your skills in using technology and statistical methods to facilitate research, client care and community outcomes, and enhance your career in an increasingly digital and data-driven field.

Gain a global perspective

Designed to align with the UN Sustainable Development Goals, this course provides you with a communications tool-kit to solve problems relative to the challenges of the diverse populations in different communities. 

What you will study


You will study a broad scope of subjects unique to the Graduate Diploma of Psychology (Bridging) at JCU Online, including Environmental Psychology and Health, Wellbeing & Resilience and more. These subjects align to the UN Sustainable Development Goals as well as current and emerging global health challenges in a technology-enabled society.

Study 10 online subjects over 20 months, which you can commence at any of the six study periods throughout the year.

Download a course guide to learn more.  

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Personalised support for your success

JCU Online’s Graduate Diploma of Psychology (Bridging) has been designed to provide the best possible learning experience for students. You’ll 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’ll 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 assessments is a smart and effective way of online learning.


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