Diploma of Psychological Science/Bachelor of Counselling
Griffith University - Mt Gravatt

Course outline

The Diploma of Psychological Science is a pathway program that will prepare you to transition into the Bachelor of Counselling. Healthcare is evolving and managing mental health is a prominent part of health and wellbeing. In this program, you’ll learn foundational knowledge and valuable transferrable skills, as well as how to apply them. You’ll study in a supportive environment, setting you up for success in your future studies. You will study courses covering interpersonal and counselling skills and research methods and statistics, providing the foundations you need for higher study. Learn from experts in psychology, with courses taught by researchers contributing to some of Australia’s most important projects at our Centre for Mental Health, addressing issues from youth mental health to parenting and family Interventions. You’ll also receive world-class student support including Peer Assisted Study Sessions, run by high-achieving students. For more course information, visit https://www.griffith.edu.au/study/degrees/diploma-of-psychological-science-8056

Combined diploma/degrees

Upon successful completion of this diploma, you will be offered guaranteed entry into the second year of the Bachelor of Counselling.

Fee notes

This an indicative only amount for first year fees. For further information refer to http://www.griffith.edu.au/students/enrolment-timetables-fees/paying-your-fees.

Admissions Criteria

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Applicants must meet the minimum age requirements for admission, see the QTAC website for details.

Assumed knowledge

This program has assumed knowledge. Refer to QTAC’s Course Search.

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024

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Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024

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Career opportunities

On completing this diploma, you’ll have taken the first steps towards being prepared to work in mental health, community, educational, organisational or forensic settings. Your skills could be used in recruitment, career counselling and social research. Your transferrable skills will prepare you for work in a range of professional roles in consultancy, counselling, law, management, social work and public health.

Course Code
Start Date

Offer rounds

9 Jan 2025
5 Jun 2025

CSP/$10000 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Study Area
Health and Recreation
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

3 years Full time or 6 years Part time