Accredited psychologists use scientific knowledge of human behaviour to treat individuals who are experiencing mental disorders, relationship problems, learning difficulties, addiction and eating disorders. They may help patients to cope with short-term issues, manage chronic illness and overcome barriers to success. Many psychologists also work as researchers to provide greater understanding about how people think, feel and react to situations, and to develop new strategies to influence and improve this behaviour. They may focus their research or practice on a specific area of psychology such as cognition, neuroscience, or social and developmental behaviour.
This course provides the first step towards a career as a registered psychologist and is an excellent foundation for careers in a wide range of related areas. During this course you can choose areas of study that interest you and will complete a work placement that aligns with your career goals. There are opportunities to complete this placement in Australia or overseas.
Core areas of study introduce you to the scientific bases of psychology including social and developmental psychology, research methods, physiology, perception and cognition. You will also develop skills in the practical areas of psychology including counselling, individual difference and assessment, and psychopathology.
Our staff have been recognised for excellence in teaching and research, and offer a supportive learning environment where you can openly seek advice about your career options. Areas of specialisation include family therapy, alcohol and drugs, sexuality and gender, organisational psychology, road safety, and forensic psychology and the law. You can also complete study in areas other than psychology such as science, criminology, education, public health or business.
Graduates of this course have skills that can be applied to a variety of professional areas. The analytical, interpersonal, and research skills are ideal for careers in education, human resources, market research, organisational development, policing, public health, human services, and counselling.
To pursue a career as a registered psychologist, you must be registered with the Psychology Board of Australia. Currently this involves completing a fourth year of study in psychology plus two years of supervised work experience or two years further study.
The Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology) is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council as providing a three-year undergraduate level of training in psychology.
You can apply until:
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You need the following IELTS score:
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Before you start this course we assume you have sound knowledge in these areas:
We assume that you have knowledge equivalent to four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA).
StudyPortals Tip: Students should consider taking one of the Pre-Bachelor's below. these courses will be necessary if:
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