• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
If human behaviour fascinates you, consider a career in psychology. Swinburne Online’s Bachelor of Psychological Sciences is a first step to becoming a qualified clinical psychologist.
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Psychology examines what makes us do the things that we do by seeking to understand personality, psychological disorders and the effects of social situations on our behaviour. You will learn about cognitive processes including memory, perception and attention, and how we change as we age.

This Bachelor of Psychological Sciences at Swinburne Online will equip you with skills to design research projects and analyse behaviour.  Graduates who wish to practice as a psychologist will need further training in psychology as required by the Psychology Board of Australia.

What you will learn

Psychological Disorders

  • Explore different psychological abnormalities and disorders.

Social Psychology

  • Explain and predict people’s behaviour in social situations.


  • Understand the processes involved in psychological growth and how people change with age.


  • Examine cognitive processes, including perception, attention, memory and learning.


  • Learn about the major approaches psychologists use to understand personality.

Career opportunities

What you will learn

 Psychiatric Technician
  • Help mentally or emotionally impaired patients cope with the challenges of everyday life.
Mental Health Support Worker
  • Coordinate group counselling sessions and provide peer support for people suffering mental illness who are pursuing recovery through the sharing of lived experience.
Youth and Welfare Services Worker
  • Provide support to children and families in a range of settings, including child protection, youth work, drug and alcohol work.
Juvenile Justice and Corrections Officer
  • Care for young offenders in both prison and court contexts and in the community.
Community Services and Development Officer
  • Provide support for adults in settings such as employment service, disability, and housing.
Counselling Psychologist
  • Assess and evaluate the problems of patients and assist them in overcoming personal issues.
Sports Psychologist
  • Help athletes and sporting teams deal with the psychological pressures of their sport.
Family Therapist
  • Work as part of a treatment team to provide counselling and therapeutic support to families navigating crisis, who in many cases have experienced significant disadvantage.


The degree is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC).

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      3 years full time or equivalent part time

  • Credits
    24 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Learning and Communicating Online
  • Psychology 100
  • Cognition and Human Performance
  • Social Psychology
  • Psychology Project
  • Psychology of Personality
  • Analysis of Variance and Regression

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements


Non-Year 12 entry

  • Completion or partial completion of an approved tertiary qualification (including diplomas, advanced diplomas, associate degrees and degrees). Additional performance criteria and prerequisite requirements may also apply.
  • Students admitted to the course with prior tertiary studies that satisfy part of the academic requirements of this course may be eligible for academic credit.

Year 12 entry

  • Successful completion of the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or its equivalent, such as an interstate or international Year 12 qualification.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24192 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24192 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    6684 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6684 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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