Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)
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What you'll learn
Upon successful completion of the Bachelor of Psychology (Honours), students should be able to:
• systematically apply advanced knowledge and concepts to the major fields in contemporary psychology.
• use specific methodology to independently plan, implement, analyse, interpret and evaluate research findings and coherently communicate findings to a wide audience.
• apply psychological knowledge, and skills to explain, predict and influence human behaviour to meet individual, professional and societal needs.
• apply professional skills in assessment, counselling, evaluation and intervention with a high degree of proficiency to enhance the psychological wellbeing of clients.
• articulate and apply Indigenous cultural competence knowledge and skills in diverse situations.
• demonstrate integrity, ethical conduct, accountability, respect and awareness of professional practices and cultural norms with a range of diverse clients.
This degree will allow you to work towards becoming a clinical or professional psychologist. Professional psychologists often find careers in occupational health and safety, change management, professional development, community consultation, and advocacy. Many students also end up working in roles that do not involve the title of psychologists. These include welfare officers, youth workers, support workers, and employment officers in areas such as child safety and corrective services.
The Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) is fully accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council as a four-year sequence of study. Graduates are eligible to apply for probationary registration as a Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. Those who complete the four-year Honours program are also eligible to go on to complete further studies at the Masters level with the aim of registration as a clinical psychologist.
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Credit for previous study or work
Do you want to work as a psychologist? UniSQ’s Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) is developed specifically for those of you who wish to become practitioners. The program places a heavy emphasis on developing both research and professional skills including a deep understanding of the ethical principles that inform psychological practice. Throughout the degree, you will be involved in research projects and in activities that foster psychological professional skills. By the end of your degree, you will have had exposure to treatment regimens and experience in the interpretation of psychological tests.