Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Psychology

University of Auckland

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1 Year

Total student fees


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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

PGDipAppPsych graduates will meet the requirements for registration as psychologists under the Health Practitioners Competency Assurance Act. Graduates of the Organisational Psychology specialisation will have developed practical skills in applying organisational psychology techniques, such as job analyses, test validation, training needs analysis and evaluation, career counselling and development, organisation development and workplace well-being. Graduates with the Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) specialisation will have developed practical skills in applying behavioural principles with a wide variety of client groups, both child and adult, including those with intellectual and other disabilities, autism spectrum, and childhood-onset behavioural disorders. Graduates with the ABA specialisation also are eligible to sit the examination administered by the Behavior Analysis Certification Board for the internationally recognised credential of Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

A Masters degree in Psychology, including specific content. Minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) and selection criteria apply

Detailed requirements

See provider website for more details about entry to this qualification.


1 Year

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$9,566 $9,566
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$17,687 $17,687
Total $27,253 $27,253

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A Compulsory Student Services Fee may be charged, see your provider for details.

Student Success


National Graduate Outcomes

Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:

Median earnings $52,756
Earnings range $42,996 - $65,706
In employment 41%
In further study 53%
On a benefit 1%

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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 61 62 63
Phone: (09) 373 7999
Fax: (0800) 616 264

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Where does this information come from?

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The MyQ data is compiled by the Tertiary Education Commission based on responses to the MyQ survey provided by recent graduates of this qualification.

NZQA supplies all other information based on material from the provider.

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