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Postgraduate Diploma in Child and Family Psychology

PGDipChFamPsyc
12 October 2023

UC's Postgraduate Diploma in Child and Family Psychology (PGDipChFamPsyc) is for students who wish to become registered child and family psychologists. Find out about studying a PGDipChFamPsyc through our Te Kaupeka Oranga | Faculty of Health.

DURATION

Postgraduate Diploma in Child and Family Psychology

Degree Structure - Duration
3 years full-time

START

Postgraduate Diploma in Child and Family Psychology

Degree Structure - Start In
Semester 1 (February)

POINTS

195

TUITION FEES

2024 tuition fees estimate per 120 points:

  • Domestic — $9,525
  • International — $42,200

Overview


Postgraduate Diploma in Child and Family Psychology

Introduction

The limited entry Postgraduate Diploma in Child and Family Psychology is designed for students who wish to become registered child and family psychologists with Te Poari Kaimātai Hinengaro o Aotearoa | New Zealand Psychologists Board.

It involves a programme of academic study and professional development, which consists of practicums and internships. The Child and Family Psychology programme is based within the renowned Te Kura Mātai Hauora | School of Health Sciences at UC, and students can get applied experience in the Pukemanu Centre which offers free counselling for families in the Ōtautahi Christchurch region.

See also the Postgraduate Diploma in Organisational Psychology and the Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology for other opportunities at UC to become a registered psychologist.


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Postgraduate Diploma in Child and Family Psychology

Entry Requirements - Body

Entry requirements

Those wanting to enrol in the Postgraduate Diploma in Child and Family Psychology must have either:

You also need to have previously completed either a Postgraduate Diploma in Science or Part I of the Master of Science in Child and Family Psychology (or equivalent).

You must also either be currently enrolled in, or have completed, a 120-point thesis in Child and Family Psychology as part of a Master of Arts or a Master of Science, or a PhD in equivalent study approved by Amo Matua, Te Kaupeka Oranga | Executive Dean of Health.

If English is your additional language, you are also required to meet UC's English language requirements.

For the full entry requirements, see the Regulations for the Postgraduate Diploma in Child and Family Psychology or use the admission requirements checker.

Vaccines required

The government has announced new vaccination requirements for the health and education sectors. This qualification requires students to undertake placements in the community, including in schools/kura, early childhood centres, or health/medical facilities.

For this qualification, you will be required to be vaccinated in line with the NZ Government regulations, and supply evidence of your vaccination status.

How to apply

The Postgraduate Diploma in Child and Family Psychology has a specialised application process. Please see the Application and Selection information page to find out more and how to apply.

See Admission and enrolment for all information on enrolling at UC.

Postgraduate Diploma in Child and Family Psychology

Career - Body

Career opportunities

Postgraduate study can bring many career benefits eg, specialist skills and enhanced knowledge, entry into specific occupations, higher starting salary/progression rates, research capability/achievement, and evidence of high academic attainment/self-discipline.

Useful information:

2024 tuition fees estimate (per 120 points):

  • Domestic — $9,525
  • International — $42,200

2023 tuition fees estimate (per 120 points):

  • Domestic — $9,266
  • International — $41,000

SSL estimate (per 120 points):

  • 2024 — $1,100.40
  • 2023 — $992.40

Planning my study

Postgraduate Diploma in Child and Family Psychology

Degree Structure - Body

How do I plan my diploma?

The Postgraduate Diploma in Child and Family Psychology is made up of 270 points, and involves a programme of academic study, clinical placements, and a final Internship Year.

You will normally complete the Diploma within 3 years full-time, with 1 year made up of practical work. You are also able to complete the PGDipChFamPsyc part-time within 5 years.

The Diploma will be awarded after you have also completed your subsequent study in either a Master of Arts, Master of Science, or PhD.

For full requirements, see the Regulations for the Postgraduate Diploma in Child and Family Psychology.

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