Diploma in Psychology (Level 5)

Qualification code OP5300

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.  Psychology is the science of behaviour that helps to explain what happens in people’s minds to influence their behaviour. The programme will give you a comprehensive introduction to the psychology discipline and you’ll gain research, analysis, synthesis and evaluation skills that are essential for a career in psychology.

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.

  • Level 5  
    Credits 120 
  • Workload

    Approximately 10-12 hours study per week for each 20 credit course. This may be higher at assessment or exam time.

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

    Approximate cost for the full qualification based on 2018 fee information, not including annual administration fees, fee increases, textbooks, course materials or external exam fees.

  • Student loan

    Eligible for student loans, if you meet the criteria. Student loans and eligibility

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

Key dates

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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.

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