Applicants for the Graduate Diploma in Forensic Psychology must:
- Hold an APAC-accredited postgraduate degree in clinical psychology, counselling psychology or clinical neuropsychology and be endorsed by the Psychology Board of Australia in one of those Areas of Practice.
- The original postgraduate training must have provided at least 500 hours of supervised practice relevant to achieving graduate competencies in the specialty area of forensic psychology (e.g., direct assessment and treatment with clients; administration of psychometric assessments; case conceptualisation, etc.); and the original postgraduate thesis must be relevant to the area of forensic psychology. Students must attend a selection interview conducted by the Course Coordinator to assess the student’s suitability for the course.
Short-listed applicants will be required to participate in a selection interview which will determine whether an offer will be made for enrolment in the program. An order-of-merit for entry will be prepared taking into account academic record, previous work experience and training, and academic and professional referees' reports. Regarding recognition of prior learning, following Australian Psychological Accreditation Council (APAC) guidelines, only recent postgraduate formal training will be recognised as prior learning in relation to this course.
Credit or partial credit towards a qualification cannot be granted in recognition of skills and knowledge gained through work experience and/or life experience.
This program is only offered part-time and therefore not suitable for on-shore international students with a student visa.