Whether you want to enhance your skills in your human-centred role or you are passionate about understanding the human psyche for yourself, JCU’s 100% online Graduate Certificate of Psychology will equip you to reach your goals.
You can build your knowledge of this widening field as you apply contemporary psychological concepts to address community-based challenges.
You can also use this course as the stepping stone to completing the 100% online Graduate Diploma of Psychology (Bridging) and becoming a practising psychologist.
Backed by 50 years of experience in teaching and research in psychology, JCU Online’s Graduate Certificate in Psychology will help you succeed in a complex world and better serve clients and communities.
Potential career outcomes could include:
- Community services
- Health services
- Protective services
What You'll Learn
- You will study four subjects unique to the Graduate Certificate of Psychology at JCU Online. These subjects align to the UN Sustainable Development Goals as well as current and emerging global health challenges in a technology-enabled society
- OnlineOnline delivery - online course content with the exception of assessments and work placement
- BlendedBlended delivery - both online course content and partial face to face requirements
- In-classIn class delivery - predominately face to face course content conducted at a specific location
- VirtualVirtual Delivery - Live and interactive classroom-style learning conducted completely online
Duration and Study Load
- 8 months part-time
- 4 subjects (One subject per each 7-week study period)
- Completed a minimum of an AQF Level 7 Bachelor qualification in any field other than Psychology at this or another University
- Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 1— Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy
- Diversify your knowledge and familiarise yourself with current theories of psychology
- Differentiate your CV as a professional with an understanding of contemporary psychology
- Fast-track your career with 100% online study
- Be supported by a dedicated Student Success Advisor
- Begin the pathway towards further study and becoming a registered psychologist
Our Graduate Certificate of Psychology will provide you with a well-rounded learning experience with learning outcomes that focus on:
- Applying your knowledge and skills in major theoretical perspectives, philosophical and historical developments in core areas of psychology
- Being able to design, evaluate and disseminate information that promotes mental health
- Applying psychological concepts in culturally diverse and geographically dispersed contexts
About James Cook University
Study when it suits you, receive personal academic support and make your CV shine with a qualification from an internationally recognised university.
With a reputation for excellence in teaching and research, we know the value of a world-class education: our students graduate to become leaders in their fields and their communities. What’s more, JCU has been awarded five stars for graduate job success for six years running by The Good Universities Guide.
Through our postgraduate courses, we aim to empower professionals to have a positive impact and make their lives matter. Enrol and gain the skills to build your brighter future, today.