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Bachelor of Psychological Science

Undergraduate | TAS-PSY-DEG | 2024

Unlock career pathways—including professional psychology

Studying the biological and physical principals of human behaviour can lead to careers in business, education, justice, or care. Get psychology foundations and transferrable skills. Add further accredited study to become a registered psychologist. 

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7 July 2024
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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

There are many career pathways available for students who have completed a degree in psychology, including:

  • Counselling
  • Aged, family and child services
  • Community health and welfare
  • Health services support e.g. Drug and alcohol, cancer, disability, rehabilitation
  • Human Resource Management
  • Marketing and Market Research
  • Employment and training services
  • Teaching
  • Probation and parole services
  • Policy and planning

If you aim to become a registered psychologist you will need to complete an APAC accredited fourth year psychology qualification e.g. Honours in Psychology, and then follow one of the following pathways:

  • Option 1: 5 + 1 Internship Pathway, e.g. Master of Professional Psychology
  • Option 2: APAC-accredited postgraduate professional psychology degree, e.g. Master of Psychology (Clinical)

Further information about these options can be found on the Australian Psychological Society website.

Postgraduate study

In addition to the above, if you successfully complete this course, you may also be eligible to apply for a range of other postgraduate courses including Graduate Certificates and Graduate Diplomas and Masters by coursework and research.

Professional recognition

Accreditation Status: The Bachelor of Psychological Science is a professionally accredited degree. This course is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC). 

Students who complete the Bachelor of Psychological Science may be eligible to apply for the Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours). 

Note that completing the Bachelor of Psychological Science does not entitle graduates to register or practice as a psychologist. To be eligible to register as a psychologist, graduates must also complete an APAC accredited Honours year [(e.g., Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours)], followed by an APAC accredited postgraduate degree.

If you have any queries about the accreditation process, please contact us for further information.

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