• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
If you consider yourself a ‘people person’ and human behaviour interests you, consider the Bachelor of Social Science - Behavioural Studies Major from Swinburne Online.
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This Bachelor of Social Science - Behavioural Studies Major degree from Swinburne Online with give you the skills to analyse the behaviour, relationships and motivations of people around you. These skills will open up a wide choice of prospective industries and work environments, such as family counselling, social work or human resources.

    What you will learn

  • Personality

Learn about the major approaches psychologists use to understand personality.

  • Social Psychology

Explain and predict people’s behaviour in social situations.

  • Development

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

  • Psychological Disorders

Explore different psychological abnormalities and disorders.

  • Cognition

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

Career opportunities

  • Counselling Supporter

Provide guidance and support on personal or psychological problems.

  • Child Protection Officer

Create a protective, safe and supportive environment for children.

  • Community Worker

Support members of the community who need assistance to manage the challenges of everyday life.

  • Human Resources Officer

Help nurture and develop highly productive and supportive work environments.



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
  • Australian Politics
  • Psychology
  • Introduction to Research Methods
  • Introduction to Theories of Counselling
  • Psychology of Infancy and Early Childhood
  • Psychology of Wellbeing (Double unit)
  • Applied Social Psychology
  • Sociological Foundations
  • Deviance Difference & Conformity

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


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

    19936 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19936 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    20052 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20052 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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