Diploma in Psychology (Level 5)

Qualification code OP5300

This diploma will provide you with an academic background in psychology and help you work in areas such as advertising, marketing, police work, and community work.  It can be a stepping stone to a degree in psychology and to a career as a psychologist (with relevant postgraduate training).

Are you interested in a career in addiction services?

You may be able to study our new applied degree pathway which will give you practical skills to help people who are experiencing addiction issues.

Our new pathway is also recognised by professional association, Addiction Practitioners Association of Aotearoa, New Zealand (DAPAANZ), who were established to represent the professional interests of addiction services practitioners nationwide.

For more information view the brochure below or request a brochure to be sent to you. If you have any questions please contact us.


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  • Level 5  
    Credits 120 
  • Workload

    Approximately 10-12 hours study time per week for each 20 credit course. Your workload may be higher around assessment due dates or exam time.

  • Study type Trimester
  • Cost $4,380 NZ Domestic

    This cost is an approximate total cost for the full qualification and is a guide based on 2015 fee information. The cost does not include annual administration fees, course fee increases, set textbooks, course materials or external exam fees.

  • Student loan

    This qualification is eligible for student loans, if you meet the criteria. Student loans and eligibility

What you need to know about this qualification

Key dates

Every course has an enrolment close-off date. Make sure you know when you need to enrol by.

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Assessment and exam

Every course is assessed differently - some require assignments and others exams. Check the individual course pages for more information.

Information about assessment and exams

Courses you could do in this qualification

For information about selecting courses to study towards this qualification, check out the Choose courses tab.

You must read the information provided within the Qualification Structure table, which details the order in which courses must be studied to complete a valid qualification.

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