• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
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Overview

We are very pleased to announce that we will now be offering our programs online for all international students, whether they are here in Australia or planning to study online from their home country.

This means that students can commence their studies at ACU as scheduled, for Semester 2, 2020.

Students who are currently in Australia can commence their ACU program online and will progress to on-campus study when possible.

Students who are currently outside of Australia can commence their studies online. If travel restrictions are lifted, students will then have the choice to complete their semester online or travel to Australia. We will continue to monitor this situation carefully and confirm arrangements for transfer onto campus when travel restrictions are lifted.

Students in this Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) from Australian Catholic University will:

  • learn more about neuropsychology and personality assessment tools as well as evidence-based approaches to psychological interventions
  • delve into professional issues and ethics as well as practical issues such as interviewing, report writing, supervision and case preparation
  • gain experience in researching human behaviour. This includes all steps of the research process from formulating research questions and hypotheses to data collection, analysis and detailed reporting of research findings.

Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) electives include advanced topics in:

  • Applied Psychology
  • Cognition
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Social Psychology

A psychological science honours degree will give you an edge in an increasingly competitive job market.

The Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) will also equip you for further study at a higher degree level.

Accreditation

This course is currently accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) and approved by the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA) as a suitable program of study for the purpose of registration as a psychologist. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
  • Credits
    80 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Psychological interventions: theory, foundational strategies and professional issues
  • Research methods
  • Assessment in psychological practice:foundation skills and professional issues

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    94

    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:

    7

    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.

General Requirements

CRICOS: 083215J

Applicants must have completed, within the last five years, a Bachelor degree including:

  • an accredited three-year sequence in psychology;
  • with a GPA equivalent of at least 5.5 on the ACU seven point scale; and
  • distinction level or above in a total of at least 4 second or third year Psychology units.

If the Bachelor degree was completed outside of Australia, applicants must seek an ‘Assessment of Overseas Qualifications’ from the Australian Psychological Society (APS) to confirm that it is equivalent to an Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) three-year sequence in psychology. Evidence of this must be submitted with the application.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23624 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23624 AUD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    6680 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6680 AUD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs

  • Melbourne, Australia

    1501 - 2660 AUD/month
    Living Costs
  • Sydney, Australia

    1882 - 3550 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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