Graduate Diploma in Art Therapy (exit only) (4596)

  • Approved Abbreviation: GradDipArtTher
  • Western Sydney University Program Code: 4596
  • AQF Level: 8

CRICOS Code: 063942K

The Graduate Diploma in Art Therapy is available as an exit point only from the Master of Art Therapy after the completion of 80 credit points.

Study Mode

One year full-time or two years part-time.

Program Advice

Patricia Parish

Prospective students should visit the following websites for general enquiries about this program.

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Campus Attendance Mode Advice
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Full Time Internal Patricia Parish
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Part Time Internal Patricia Parish

Program Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 80 credit points consisting of the subjects listed in the recommended sequence below.

Recommended Sequence


Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Autumn sessionCredit Points
CART 7005 Art Therapy: Histories, Theories, Groups 20
WELF 7032 Counselling Skills for the Allied Professions 10
WELF 7029 Indigenous Australia: History, Knowledge and Professional Practice 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
CART 7004 Art Therapy: Approaches and Applications 20
CART 7010 Integrating Arts and Therapy 20
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points80

Equivalent Subject

The subject listed below counts towards completion of this Program for students who passed this subject in 2020 or earlier. 

WELF 7009 - Foundations of Psychotherapy and Counselling 1 (20 credit points), no longer offered as part of this program.