Eligibility

Domestic students

You will need to have completed at least 1 semester of study (minimum 24 units of credit) and be in good standing to be eligible for the Diploma of Professional Practice (DPP).

Postgraduate coursework students with minimal work experience will be considered for the DPP. However, if you apply for the DPP during your first year as a postgraduate student, you may need to wait until your first semester’s results have been released.

International students

International students are unable to enrol in the DPP concurrently with their primary program. However, you can complete the DPP as a 1 year stand alone Diploma at the completion of your primary program or you can choose courses from the DPP as general education courses. Find out more about international students.

Note: Students enrolled in Medicine and Exercise Physiology in the Faculty of Medicine are not permitted to enrol in the DPP. They can enrol in DIPP1110 and DIPP1112 as General Education courses.

Additional faculty guidelines when applying for the DPP

ASB, COFA, FASS, FBE

Ist year students

Acceptance into the DPP in S2 of the first year of study is determined by the following rules:

  • WAM ≥ 75 allows enrolment in a DPP course by overloading in S2.
  • WAM ≥ 50 and WAM < 75 students will receive an offer to the DPP to commence study in the following Summer Term.
  • WAMs will be reassessed to determine the following year’s pattern of study based on the rules for 2nd year or later students.

2nd year or later students

WAM ≥ 50 and < 65 students will be accepted into the DPP with the following conditions:

  • Can enrol in DPP courses over summer (only) if primary program load is 24 UoC in S1 and S2.
  • If primary program load is < 24 UoC then students may take DPP courses in S1 and S2 (no overloading).

WAM ≥ 65 students will be accepted into the DPP with the following conditions:

  • May overload in S1 and S2.
  • Where the WAM is ≥ 65 and ≤ 75 students will be monitored if they are overloading.

WAM ≥ 75 students will be accepted into the DPP with no conditions

All students will be monitored each teaching period for:

  • academic standing
  • WAMs
  • overloading.

Science

Ist year students

Acceptance into the DPP in S2 of the first year of study is determined by the following rules:

  • WAM ≥ 75 allows enrolment in a DPP course by overloading in S2.
  • WAM ≥ 50 and WAM < 75 an offer to the DPP to commence study in the following Summer Term.

WAMs will be reassessed to determine the following years pattern of study based on the rules for 2nd year or later students

2nd year or later students

WAM ≥ 50 and < 65 students will be accepted into DPP with the following conditions

  • Can enrol in DPP courses over summer (only) if primary program load is 24 UoC in S1 and S2.
  • If primary program load is < 24 UoC then students may take DPP courses in S1 and S2 (no overloading).

WAM ≥ 65 students will be accepted into the DPP with the following conditions:

  • May overload in S1 and S2.
  • Where the WAM is ≥ 65 and ≤ 75 students will be monitored if they are overloading.

WAM ≥ 75 students will be accepted into the DPP with no conditions.

All students will be monitored each teaching period for:

  • academic standing
  • WAMs
  • Overloading.

School of Psychology

BPsych - Students must have achieved a PSYC WAM ≥ 75 as well as an overall WAM ≥ 75.

BPsychSc - Students must have achieved a PSYC WAM ≥ 65 as well as an overall WAM ≥ 65.

1st year students

Acceptance into the DPP in S2 of the first year of study is determined by the following rules:

  • An overall WAM ≥ 75 and a PSYC WAM ≥ 75 allow enrolment in a DPP course by overloading in S2 if the student wishes to do so.
  • An overall WAM ≥ 65 and < 75 and a PSYC WAM ≥ 65 and < 75 would result in an offer to the DPP to commence study in the following Summer Term.

WAMs will be reassessed to determine the following year’s pattern of study based on the rules for 2nd year or later students.

2nd year or later students

  • If an overall WAM ≥ 75 and a PSYC WAM ≥ 75, students will be accepted into the DPP without conditions.
  • If an overall WAM ≥ 65 and < 75 and a PSYC WAM ≥ 65 and < 75, students can overload if they choose to do so, but these students will be monitored to ensure overloading is not detrimental.
  • If an overall WAM < 65 or a PSYC WAM < 65, students won’t be accepted into the DPP.

All students will be monitored each teaching period for academic standing, WAM and overloading.

Additionally, all BPsych and BPsychSc students are not permitted to overload while undertaking Honours.

During the 4th Year, students can only attempt 24 UOC each semester (i.e. PSYC4073 and PYSC4093 only in S1 and PSYC4083 and PSYC4103 only in S2).


Law

Law students who wish to enrol concurrently in the DPP alongside their LLB/JD program must:

  • have completed 24UOC
  • be in good standing.

Students who wish to enrol in the DPP alongside their JD or Combined Law degree need to maintain their ordinary progression of law subjects to avoid running into difficulties with sequencing.

Students are not permitted to overload on the basis of approval to enrol in the DPP, nor is enrolment in the DPP grounds for requesting approval for an exemption from the Law Faculty’s sequencing requirements in terms of prerequisites. This means that for UG Combined Law students, permission to enrol in DPP courses will ordinarily be confined to Summer Session.

Enrolling in multiple degree programs is challenging and students need to be aware that they cannot seek additional concessions, extensions or special consideration on the basis that they have chosen to undertake the DPP.


Engineering

Ist year students

Acceptance into the DPP in S2 of the first year of study is determined by the following rules:

  • WAM ≥ 75 allows enrolment in a DPP course by overloading in S2
  • WAM ≥ 50 and WAM < 75 an offer to the DPP to commence study in the following Summer Term. WAMs will be reassessed to determine the following years pattern of study based on the rules for 2nd year or later students.

2nd year or later students

WAM ≥ 50 and < 65 students will be accepted into DPP with the following conditions:

  • Can enrol in DPP courses over summer (only) if primary program load is 24 UoC in S1 and S2.
  • If primary program load is < 24 UoC then students may take DPP courses in S1 and S2 (no overloading).

WAM ≥ 65 students will be accepted into the DPP with the following conditions:

  • Engineering students in this category will be considered on a case by case basis.
  • May overload in S1 and S2.
  • Where the WAM is ≥ 65 and ≤ 75 students will be monitored if they are overloading.

WAM ≥ 75 students will be accepted into the DPP with no conditions.

All students will be monitored each teaching period for:

  • academic standing
  • WAMs
  • overloading.