• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
If a career in psychology is in your sights, then take the first step to becoming a qualified Psychologist with this Bachelor of Psychological Sciences at Swinburne Online.


You will learn skills fundamental to the science and practice of psychology such as designing research projects and analysing behaviour. You will also study developmental, cognitive and social psychology – laying the foundation for further psychology study.  

This Bachelor of Psychological Sciences at Swinburne Online is the first step to becoming a professional psychologist. Graduates who wish to practice as a psychologist will need further training in psychology as required by the Psychology Board of Australia.

Career opportunities

  • Psychiatric Technician

Help mentally or emotionally impaired patients cope with the challenges of everyday life.

  • Mental Health Support Worker

Help individuals and families experiencing mental health issues to cope with the challenges of everyday life.

  • 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

Provide counselling support to families in need of assistance.

  • Forensic Psychologist

Provide psychological advice or conduct research relevant to criminal or civil legal matters in courts, corrections or other legal settings.


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
  • Introduction to Research Methods
  • Cognition and Human Performance
  • Social Psychology
  • Psychology Project
  • Psychology of Personality
  • Analysis of Variance and Regression

English Language Requirements

  • 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.

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  • 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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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    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. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

  • 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.
  • 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

    22824 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 68460 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    6564 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19698 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
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