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Sexology

Graduate diploma

Protect and support the sexual health of communities.

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Course outline
  • Qualification
    Graduate Diploma in Sexology
  • Duration

    Duration

    1 year full-time
  • Credit

    Credit

    200
  • CRICOS

    CRICOS

    068615G
  • Location

    Location

    Curtin Perth
Course outline

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Semester 1, 2024

14 August 2023

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Semester 2, 2024

Applications now open!

4 July 2024

Semester 1, 2025

12 August 2024

6 February 2025

Semester 2, 2025

7 April 2025

3 July 2025

Course outline
Sexology

Outline

Outline

This course builds on the knowledge and skills you gained in the graduate certificate and progresses to the biological, psychological and social aspects of human sexuality and various research methods.

You’ll have access to the same range of units as the graduate certificate, allowing you to review different attitudes and values, and learn about sexual and reproductive public health issues, forensic sexology, and sexology from various cultural perspectives. However, since you’ll be required to study more units, you will gain a more comprehensive understanding of human sexuality.

You will also learn about health research methods, to build your capabilities in data analysis, reporting techniques and ethical considerations when researching.

After successfully completing this course, you may enrol in the master degree.

Note: media material of a sexually graphic nature is utilised in this course.

Please refer to the handbook for additional course information.

What jobs can the Sexology course lead to?

Industries

  • Sex therapy
  • Human rights
  • Disability
  • Health promotion
  • Youth work
  • Education
  • Nursing
  • Allied health

What you'll learn

  • apply sexological and relevant public health knowledge to protect, maintain and restore the health of communities
  • interpret and critically analyse topics and issues relevant to sexology; think creatively to generate innovative solutions to promote healthy human sexuality
  • access, evaluate and synthesise relevant information to the practice of sexology; demonstrate skills in ethical reasoning
  • communicate with professionals and community members to promote sexology using effective written and oral communication, and disseminate sexological research to academic and professional audiences
  • effectively use new and existing technologies to gather information, analyse data and communicate; collect and manage information ethically and effectively
  • demonstrate ability in interdependent and self-directed learning and professional development in the field of sexology
  • recognise and apply international perspectives and principles to sexology
  • demonstrate understanding and respect for individual human rights and cultural diversity
  • work professionally and ethically across a range of settings; demonstrate an advanced level of independence and leadership

Professional recognition

 Graduates 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 or sexuality educator from SAS after completing the supervision requirements. The requirements to use these titles in other countries may differ.

Note: This course is not accredited by a counselling or psychology body. Students who are interested in working in these areas should complete a course recognised by peak bodies such as the Australian Counselling Association or the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia.

I believe the best way to address issues like domestic violence and child sex abuse is through prevention and education, and that’s why I decided to undertake a postgraduate degree in sexology. The course is interesting because it encompasses history, psychology, arts, education, health, research, science, counselling, criminology and more.

Jordina Quain
Credit for recognised learning (CRL)

Use your experience to get credit towards your degree

Finish your course sooner with credit for your previous study or work experience.

Fees and charges

Domestic fee paying postgraduate

2024 Fee year:

$25,275*

Domestic

Domestic

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).

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Location

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2024

Semester 1
  • On campus
  • Online
Semester 2
  • On campus
  • Online
  • Partially online

2025

Semester 1
  • On campus
  • Online
Semester 2
  • On campus
  • Online
  • Partially online

2026

Semester 1
  • On campus
  • Online
Semester 2
  • On campus
  • Online
  • Partially online

All endeavours are made to ensure location information for courses is up to date but please note they are subject to change.

The University reserves the right to withdraw any unit of study or program which it offers, to impose limitations on enrolment in any unit or program, and/or to vary arrangements for any program.

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  • Curtin course code: GD-SXLGY
  • CRICOS code: 068615G
  • Last updated on: 13 April 2024

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