36 months
23850 AUD/year
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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. The degree is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC).

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

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).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


24 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS 00111D 

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.

Tuition Fee

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    23850 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23850 AUD per year during 36 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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