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COURSE

Graduate Certificate in Health Psychology (OpenUnis)

OC-PSYHB

TAUGHT BY: School of Psychology

DURATION

Duration of the course with a full-time study load. Studying part-time will extend the duration of your course.

If duration is not available (N/A) the offering may be part of a larger course.

1year

CREDIT

A full-time study load usually consists of 200 credits (approximately eight units) per year, with 100 credits (approximately four units) in each semester.

100

About offering

This course is designed for those employed in health fields who wish to broaden their knowledge in Psychology.

What you'll learn

  • apply psychological theory and knowledge to evidence-informed practice in health psychology settings
  • generate effective approaches through critical analysis, reflective practice and professional reasoning
  • critically appraise and evaluate information to inform best practice
  • effectively communicate relevant knowledge to a range of professionals
  • summarise core topics in health psychology and how they apply within real world settings
  • demonstrate ability for self-directed learning and reflective practice
  • illustrate the limitations of and challenges to the application of psychology within health settings
  • apply psychological knowledge to specific problems and challenges within relevant health psychology settings

Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students

Other requirements and notes for this course

Specifically, applicants require a bachelor degree or equivalent qualification. Applicants without an undergraduate degree will be considered on the basis of significant work experience (at least eight years) at a recognisable level of responsibility.

In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed above, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.

Advanced standing / credit transfer / recognition of prior learning

Everyone’s study journey is different.

You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

If this applies to you, you can apply for credit for recognised learning (CRL), which means your previous study is recognised and matched against a similar unit in your intended Curtin course.

A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.

Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact Curtin OUA at:

Email: opencurtin@curtin.edu.au
Tel: 1300 222 888

CRL search

At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.

You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course at another educational institution, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.

Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:

Email: ci-enquiries@curtin.edu.au
Tel: 1300 222 888

CRL search

Next steps

If you are successful in your application, you will receive a letter of offer via email from Open Universities Australia. You will need to accept the offer and enrol into your unit(s) through Open Universities Australia.

For more information, please contact Open Universities Australia

Where to get further information

Applicants applying for an undergraduate degree with an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma

Find information on how you can apply to study at Curtin with an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma if you are applying for an undergraduate degree.

Applicants with other international qualifications

Find information on what qualifications you can use to apply for a Curtin course.

  • The offering information on this website applies only to future students. Current students should refer to faculty handbooks for current or past course information. View courses information disclaimer.

  • Curtin course code: OC-PSYHB
  • This offering was last updated on: 04/07/2019