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Bachelor of Psychological Science

Undergraduate | LAT-PYS-DEG | 2024

A scientific approach to emotions, thoughts, and behaviour

From public health to business, this course opens a range of career pathways in addition to professional psychology. You’ll study the scientific foundations of psychology, and zoom in on human relationships or neuroscience. Includes research methods.

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Entry pathways available with no entry requirements

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14 July 2024
Credit available
3 years full time or part time equivalent
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Bachelor of Psychological Science

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About this degree

Entry requirements

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You can still get into this degree—here’s how:

  1. Start small

    Complete an undergraduate certificate in as little as six months. You’ll gain a recognised qualification and credit to bring to the Bachelor of Psychological Science.

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  2. Continue to a degree

    Enter the degree with full credits from your certificate. You’ll study for the same amount of time as students who go straight into the degree.

  3. Use your psychology skills in a range of careers or continue to postgraduate study

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Career opportunities

As a graduate, you'll have flexible pathways toward careers that include:

Clinical psychologist

  • Assess people's psychological state.
  • Diagnose and develop a management plan for treatment and recovery.
  • Manage caseloads and referrals.
  • Counsel patients, document sessions, report to management and liaise with government departments when necessary.

Public health worker

  • Use your knowledge and expertise to support your patients and their communities.
  • Monitor people's health, inform, educate and empower people to improve their quality of life.
  • Document cases and develop strategies to solve health problems.

Rehabilitation worker

  • Work with people suffering from addiction and help them achieve meaning and stability in their lives.

Youth worker

  • Work with youth to help them stay healthy, happy and well adjusted.

Professional recognition

The Bachelor of Psychological Science is accredited with conditions by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC). Professional registration with the Psychology Board of Australia will require an APAC-accredited fourth year and additional or ongoing requirements beyond the completion of the degree as well as an application to the professional body. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.

Graduates of the Bachelor of Psychological Science may apply for membership with the Australian Psychological Society (APS). Membership may be subject to additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.

Career outlook

$75K to $93K
Health and Welfare Services Managers:
Over $120K
Human Resource Managers:
Over $120K
Policy and Planning Managers:
Over $120K
Psychologists and Psychotherapists:
$93K to $120K

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