Diploma in Child and Adolescent Psychology (Level 6)

Qualification code OP6210

The Diploma in Child and Adolescent Psychology will benefit you if you’re working, or aspiring to work, in a teaching or support role with children and adolescents. You will learn about child and adolescent development, the impact of ecological issues, how psychological disorders develop according to bio-psycho-social-cultural theories, and when to refer young people for professional help. You will also learn about the services involved in caring for young people in New Zealand, the legal and ethical issues involved with working with young people, and more. 


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  • Level 6  
    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

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