Graduate Diploma in Sexology
|Study method||Full-time or part-time|
|Study mode||On-campus or partially online|
|Intake||February or July|
|Duration||1 year full-time or part-time equivalent|
This course is designed to provide you with specialist knowledge and skills in the area of sexology. You will examine recent research that deals with the biological, psychological and social aspects of human sexuality, and you will also study various research methods.
You will be provided with a comprehensive background on sexology, an in-depth review of sexual and reproductive public health issues, an introduction to forensic sexology, and an opportunity to explore sexology from cultural perspectives. Additionally, you will review your attitudes and values in a sex-positive environment.
Please note: Media material of a sexually graphic nature is utilised in this course.
Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students
A recognised degree in one of the health professions, social work or welfare studies, psychology, theology, education, behavioural sciences, including sociology, anthropology or biological sciences or related areas.
You will also be required to provide supplementary information with your application.
English language proficiency
|IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)|
|Overall band score||6.5|
Other qualifications may also satisfy our English language admission criteria. Please view our English language requirements page to find out more.
The mid-year intake is part-time study only. This will extend the course duration. Mid-year intake is not available to international students.
Fees for Australian and New Zealand students
|2018||Domestic fee paying Domestic fee-paying - A domestic fee-paying place is a place at university which is not Commonwealth supported, that is, not subsidised by the Australian Government. Domestic fee paying students will be charged tuition fees and may be eligible for FEE-HELP assistance for all or part of those tuition fees.||$22,500*|
Fees are indicative only.
* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 200 credits. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).
Upon graduation you may be eligible for membership of the Society of Australian Sexologists (SAS), which is a member of the World Association for Sexual Health. You may obtain a specialist title as a Psychosexual Therapist and/or Sexuality Educator from SAS after completion of supervision requirements. Requirements for such titles in other countries differ.
Applications for credit for recognised learning (CRL) are assessed on an individual basis.
Learn about Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL)
Our graduates have established careers in many fields, including:
- sex therapy, education, consultancy and research
- child and elder protection
- sexual health policy development
- human rights
- cyber-safety training
- health promotion
- youth work
- medical and risk management
- forensic assessment.
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