Psychology courses

Unpack mental processes and human behaviour

Introduction to Psychology

Get food for thought when you study psychology. Help people understand their thinking, navigate their feelings and choices in a way that changes lives for the better.

Specialise in a variety of areas including clinical, organisational or educational psychology or upskill in human resources, research, user experience or social welfare.

David - Studied Behavioural studies with Swinburne University, through Open Universities Australia and is now a psychologist.
David studied a Bachelor of Behavioural Studies with Swinburne University, through Open Universities Australia

What psychology course to study

If you want to become a registered psychologist or apply psychological science to another career, you’ll need to start with study.

So what’s the right option for you?

Bachelor degree

Best suits you if:
You’re new to study, curious about psychology, or want to become a registered psychologist in the future

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Postgraduate degree

Best suits you if:
You’ve already got a bachelor degree and want to upskill or reskill by growing your knowledge in psychology, counselling or mental health.

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Pathways to a psychology degree

You don't have to put your future on hold if you didn't finish high school, or get the right ATAR.

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Undergraduate certificates

  • Begin your study path in psychology
  • Best for domestic students who want to become a registered psychologist
  • Flexibly upskill in as little as six months to open up career opportunities
  • Gain a qualification and four subjects to credit toward a bachelor degree
  • Access student loans to support your journey
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Single subjects

  • Best for students who want to start small and try out study
  • Flexibly upskill a specific area in as little as 10 weeks
  • Earn credit with each subject to count towards a bachelor degree
  • Access student loans to support your journey
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Bachelor degrees

  • 100% online study
  • Graduate directly from the university
  • Apply what you learn to a variety of careers, or continue on your path to become a psychologist.

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Online psychology certificate

Start with no entry requirements, and gain a certificate qualification on the way to completing your degree.

Curtin University

UndergraduateCUR-HPS-CTF

Undergraduate Certificate in Psychology

Launch your future in psychology

100% online

6 months full time or part time equivalent

No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

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Online psychology subjects and short courses

Start small with no entry requirements, and gain entry into a Bachelor of Psychology.

Curtin University

UndergraduateCUR-PSB110

Foundations of Psychology

100% online

No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

Starts 27 May 2024, 25 Nov 2024

Enrolments open until 30 May

University of South Australia

UndergraduateUSA-BEHL1030

Psychology 1A

100% online

No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

Starts 24 Jun 2024

Next enrolment closes 16 Jun

University of Tasmania

UndergraduateTAS-PSY125

Psychological Processes

100% online

No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

Starts 22 Jul 2024

La Trobe University

100% online

No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

Starts 29 Jul 2024

Curtin University

UndergraduateCUR-PSB100

Introduction to Psychology

100% online

No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

Starts 26 Aug 2024

Curtin University

100% online

No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

Starts 26 Aug 2024

University of South Australia

UndergraduateUSA-BEHL1026

Counselling Concepts

100% online

No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

Starts 16 Sep 2024

University of South Australia

UndergraduateUSA-BEHL1027

Psychology Concepts

100% online

No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

Starts 16 Sep 2024

University of South Australia

UndergraduateUSA-BEHL1031

Psychology 1B

100% online

No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

Starts 16 Sep 2024

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Online psychology degrees

Understand human behaviour, thought processes and get ready to make a difference in people's lives by studying a bachelor degree.

La Trobe University

UndergraduateLAT-PYS-DEG

Bachelor of Psychological Science

A scientific approach to emotions, thoughts, and behaviour

100% online

3 years full time or part time equivalent

No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

University of Tasmania

UndergraduateTAS-PSY-DEG

Bachelor of Psychological Science

Unlock career pathways—including professional psychology

100% online

3 years full time or part time equivalent

No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

Macquarie University

UndergraduateMAQ-PSY-DEG

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.

Edith Cowan University

UndergraduateECU-PSC-DEG

Bachelor of Psychology and Counselling

Analyse, listen, and respond to people with empathy

100% online

3 years full time or part time equivalent

Edith Cowan University

Prepare for a fascinating career in the criminal justice system

100% online

3 years full time or part time equivalent

University of Southern Queensland

100% online

1 year full time or part time equivalent

University of Southern Queensland

UndergraduateUSQ-BPH-DEG

Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)

100% online

4 years full time or part time equivalent

Swinburne University of Technology

UndergraduateSWI-PSY-DEG

Bachelor of Psychological Sciences

Recognised by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC)

100% online

3 years full time or part time equivalent

Edith Cowan University

UndergraduateECU-PSY-DEG

Bachelor of Psychology

An accredited pathway to becoming a psychologist

100% online

3 years full time or part time equivalent

University of South Australia

UndergraduateUSA-BPS-DEG

Bachelor of Psychology

Make a start on your future in psychology

100% online

3 years full time or part time equivalent

Swinburne University of Technology

Build amazing people skills to understand those around you

100% online

3 years full time or part time equivalent

La Trobe University

UndergraduateLAT-ART-DEG

Bachelor of Arts

Pursue your passion and your profession

100% online

3 years full time or part time equivalent

No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

Available majors

  • Archaeological and Heritage Studies
  • Creative and Professional Writing
  • Crime, Justice and Legal Studies
  • Digital Media
  • English
  • Hindi Studies Beginners
  • History
  • Human Geography
  • Linguistics
  • Philosophy
  • Politics
  • Psychological Science
  • Sociology
  • Sustainability and Development
  • Visual Cultures
Charles Sturt University

UndergraduateCSU-PSY-DEG

Bachelor of Psychology

Unlock insights with a psychology degree

100% online

4 years full time or part time equivalent

University of South Australia

Choose a career with a human touch

100% online

3 years full time or part time equivalent

University of Tasmania

Combine business with psychology to understand consumers

100% online

4 years full time or part time equivalent

No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

Available majors

  • Accounting
  • Business Analytics
  • Business Economics
  • Finance
  • Managing People and Organisations
  • Marketing
Southern Cross University

A double degree in law and psychology

Online & on-campus

4 years full time or part time equivalent

Southern Cross University

A double degree in business and psychology

Online & on-campus

4 years full time or part time equivalent

La Trobe University

UndergraduateLAT-HSC-DEG

Bachelor of Health Sciences

Explore health from many perspectives

100% online

3 years full time or part time equivalent

No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

Available majors

  • Public Health
  • Rehabilitation Counselling
  • Health Promotion
  • Health, Wellbeing and Performance
  • Psychological Science
  • Environmental Health
Flinders University

UndergraduateFLI-PSY-DEG

Bachelor of Psychological Science

Build a people-focused career with psychological science at Flinders

Online & on-campus

3 years full time or part time equivalent

Torrens University Australia

UndergraduateTUA-BPS-DEG

Bachelor of Psychological Science

Deep insight into human behaviour

100% online

3 years full time or part time equivalent

Southern Cross University

UndergraduateSCU-PSY-DEG

Bachelor of Psychological Science

Explore the human mind and behaviour

100% online

3 years full time or part time equivalent

University of Tasmania

Explore multiple avenues in science

100% online

4 years full time or part time equivalent

No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

Available majors

  • BA. Science - Geography and Environment Major
  • BA.Science - Sustainability Major
University of Tasmania

Explore decision-making for people and populations

100% online

4 years full time or part time equivalent

No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

Available majors

  • Industry, Policy and Business Strategy Major
  • Society and Environment Major
University of Tasmania

Carve out a career as unique as you are

100% online

4 years full time or part time equivalent

No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

Available majors

  • Accounting
  • Business Analytics
  • Business Economics
  • Finance
  • Managing People and Organisations
  • Marketing
  • Geography and Environment
  • Sustainability
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Online psychology postgraduate courses

Progress your career and deepen your understanding of psychology with postgraduate study.

Australian Catholic University

PostgraduateACU-PSY-GDI

Graduate Diploma in Psychology

Pursue a career in psychology

100% online

Approx. 1 year full time or part time equivalent

RMIT University

PostgraduateRMI-PSY-GDI

Graduate Diploma in Psychology

A psychology qualification that unlocks multiple career pathways

100% online

Approx. 1 year full time or part time equivalent

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