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Diploma of Social and Psychological Science

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The Diploma of Social and Psychological Science gives me the opportunity to choose between a number of psychology study areas before I commit to my bachelor degree.

Brooke Tingle,
Diploma of Social and Psychological Science

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Duration

2 trimesters (8 months)
3 trimesters (12 months)

Intakes

Trimester 1, 2, 3
Key dates

Location

Mount Gravatt (Brisbane)
Southport (Gold Coast)

Social and Psychological Science overview

This program is designed to provide you with the foundational knowledge and skills for further study in the areas of psychology, counselling, human services and social work.

You will develop an understanding of key theories of social and psychological science and structures of human services within their broader historical, socio-cultural, political and economic contexts.

Additional workshops focus on the critical and reflective thinking skills important to understanding the complexities of human cognition and behaviour, interpersonal relationships and social systems in contemporary society.

Psychology

2021 Fees


Where could this diploma take me?

With a Diploma of Social and Psychological Science from Griffith College you could start your journey towards one of the careers below:

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

Sample program structure

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.

First trimester

1201QBT Academic & Professional Skills Development OR 5902LAL English Language & Communication for Health*

1201QBT Academic & Professional Skills Development

 

5902LAL English Language & Communication for Health 

*Domestic students whose first language is not English, and International students who enter with an IELTS (or equivalent) < 7.0 must undertake the English Language & Communication for Health course.

1006HSV Human Services Structures
1008HSV Interpersonal Skills
1002GRC Introduction to Psychology 2

Second trimester

1007HSV Human Services Processes† OR 1011GRC Introduction to Psychology 1‡

1007HSV – Human Services Processes

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


1001PSY – Introductory Cognitive & Biological Psychology 

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

1014HSV Introduction to Social Theory
1028HSV Equity & Diversity
1010HSV Lifespan Development§ OR 1003PSY Research Methods & Statistics in Psychology^

1010HSV Lifespan Development

§Social stream


1003PSY Research Methods & Statistics in Psychology

^Psychology stream


Pathways to a Griffith University Degree

Domestic students
International students

Duration

2 trimesters (8 months)
3 trimesters (12 months)

Intakes

Trimester 1, 2, 3
Key dates

Location

Mount Gravatt (Brisbane)
Southport (Gold Coast)
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