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Introduction to Child psychology

Learn how to work with children and encourage healthy emotional, social and behavioural development.

These courses in psychology and counselling will give you the knowledge you need to provide the best support possible to young people and their families. They are suitable for those who want to work in psychology, healthcare, education or social services. 

You’ll understand how to apply evidence-based interventions and therapeutic techniques that can help children better navigate the world. 

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Online child psychology subjects and short courses

University of South Australia


Lifespan Growth and Motor Development

100% online

No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

Starts 24 Jun 2024

Next enrolment closes 16 Jun

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Macquarie University


Bachelor of Psychology

Analyse the human mind and behaviour

100% online

3 years full time or part time equivalent

No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

University of Southern Queensland

Build your expertise in family counselling

Online & on-campus

1 year full time or part time equivalent

University of South Australia

Prevent child abuse and support victims of trauma

100% online

University of Southern Queensland

Work with families for a brighter future

Online & on-campus

6 months full time or part time equivalent

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