Graduate Diploma in Forensic Psychology

Blended learning – on-campus and digital learning

This course is not available to international students.
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The Graduate Diploma in Forensic Psychology is a postgraduate course of study which provides advanced training for practicing psychologists with endorsement in another relevant area who wish to be eligible for endorsement and to acquire the necessary skills to practice forensic psychology. The course comprises coursework and clinical placements.

Students will engage with mental health and justice agencies in Victoria and complete two placements (spread across four placement units) allowing them to acquire expertise in a practical setting under the supervision of forensic psychologists in their workplace.

Graduates are eligible to apply for registrar status with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency as a forensic psychologist. They will also be eligible to apply for membership of the Australian Psychological Society College of Forensic Psychologists.

This course is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC).



2 years part-time


Hawthorn (Semester 1, Semester 2) - View application and start dates

Study mode

  • Part-time

2023 Start Dates

Semester 2 - 31 July 2023

2024 Start Dates

Semester 1 - 26 February 2024
Semester 2 - 29 July 2024