Diploma in Psychology (Level 5)
OP5300Closed to new enrolments
If you’re interested in what influences human behaviour and would like to have a better understanding of people and relationships, the Diploma in Psychology may be the right qualification for you.
Approximately 10-12 hours study per course per week.
Study type Trimester
Cost$4,380 NZ Domestic
Not including annual administration fees, course materials or external exam fees.
Psychology is the science of behaviour that helps to explain what happens in people’s minds to influence their behaviour. This programme will give you a comprehensive introduction to the psychology discipline. You'll also gain research, analysis, synthesis and evaluation skills that are essential for a career in psychology.
OP5300 Diploma in Psychology (Level 5) is closed to new students.
We expect to offer the new qualification, NZ3515 New Zealand Diploma in Psychology (Level 5) later this year. If you would like to receive more information on this programme, please register your interest and we will be in contact when it is available for enrolment.
If you would like to find out more information on psychology qualifications currently available at Open Polytechnic, please head to our psychology subject page.
If you were already enrolled in OP5300 Diploma in Psychology (Level 5) up to and including Trimester 1 2019, you can continue to enrol in your next course as normal to complete your qualification.
Please note you must be enrolled in your last course/s by Trimester 3 2020, and have completed all 6 courses that make up the programme by the end of that trimester to be awarded the qualification.
If you need help with a study plan to complete your diploma in this timeframe, please email us.
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Recognition of prior learning (RPL)
RPL is how we recognise self-learning and the experience you have gained in the workplace. If you have relevant work experience that you think will exempt you from having to do some parts of this qualification you can apply for RPL.
You will need to provide evidence that you have already met the learning outcomes of the course you want to be exempted from. The evidence could be testimonials or references from appropriately experienced referees.
You can apply for RPL after you have enrolled.