Diploma in Child and Adolescent Psychology (Level 6)

OP6210

Closed to new enrolments
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The Diploma in Child and Adolescent Psychology will benefit you if you want to work in a teaching or support role with children and adolescents.

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    Level
    6
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    Credits
    120
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    Workload

    Approximately 10-12 hours study per course per week.

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    Study type Trimester
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    Cost
    $4,380 NZ Domestic

    Not including annual administration fees, course materials or external exam fees.

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    Student loan

When you study this programme you will learn about: 

  • Child and adolescent development
  • The impact of ecological issues
  • How psychological disorders develop according to bio-psycho-social-cultural theories
  • When to refer young people for professional help
  • The services involved in caring for young people in New Zealand
  • The legal and ethical issues involved with working with young people.

Qualification Update

New Students

OP6210 Diploma in Child and Adolescent Psychology (Level 6) is closed to new students.

If you would like to find out more information on psychology qualifications currently available at Open Polytechnic, please head to our psychology qualification  page.

Current Students

If you were already enrolled in OP6210 Diploma in Child and Adolescent Psychology (Level 6) 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.

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.

  •  
    Level
    6
  •  
    Credits
    120
  •  
    Workload

    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.

  •  
    Student loan