In the higher education diploma year, students develop fundamental academic skills, cementing their knowledge in foundation subjects and core concepts. Students gain a thorough grounding in the application of clinical, developmental, biological, cognitive, social and organisational psychology. In addition, they develop skills in critical analysis and evaluation, data handling and communication. On successful completion, students progress into the Griffith University Bachelor of Psychological Science with credit. During university study, students learn to evaluate and understand measurements of intellectual, behavioural and emotional states, as well as the principles of counselling, and skills to assist with health, personal, vocational and social difficulties. Graduates have the option to take a further (honours) year in psychology. For more course information, visit Diploma of Social and Psychological Science and Bachelor of Psychological Science at Griffith University.