Fourth Year Study
After completing an undergraduate program, many students elect to continue on to a year of psychology honours or graduate diploma, in order to maintain accreditation requirements to become a registered psychologist.
Some individuals do not elect to complete fourth year and instead search for alternative careers.
For those who choose to pursue a fourth year, finding a course that accommodates their grades and location preferences can be tough.
Difference between Honours and Graduate Diploma
For the purposes of accreditation, both honours and graduate diploma programs are equally valid. The main difference between the two is the presence of government funding.
Honours programs can typically be put towards your HECs debt, whereas graduate diplomas are generally full-fee paying. This means that honours programs are typically more competitive to get into, and require higher marks on average.