Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours)
|Duration||1 year full-time, 2 years part-time|
|Next start term||Term 1, 2024|
Study the Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) to become eligible for provisional registration as a psychologist in Australia.
The Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) is designed for graduates who wish to complete an accredited fourth year in psychology to become eligible for provisional registration as a psychologist within Australia. Eligibility for entry to this course requires successful completion of an accredited three-year course in psychology within the past 10 years, which includes foundational competencies (as specified by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC)) and successful completion of year 3 advanced research methods and statistics.
In the Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours), you will successfully complete 48 units of credit to satisfy the requirements of the award. You will be introduced to applied and professional uses of psychology as well as professional ethics and an appreciation of the social and cultural contexts of psychological research and professional practice. You will also undertake advanced research training and have the opportunity to conduct your own original piece of research that may lead to publication in a professional journal. Successful completion of this course will fulfil the pre-professional competencies and standards of a Psychology Honours degree as specified by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC).
You will be required to attend a compulsory residential school during your course. If studying these units during Term 1, the residential school will generally be held at CQU Rockhampton. If completing these units during Term 2, the residential school will generally be held at CQU Adelaide. Final details of residential school scheduling will be released to students closer to the residential school.
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Successful completion of the Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) qualifies you to apply for provisional registration with the Psychology Board of Australia and allows you to work across a wide and diverse range of areas including:
- child safety officer
- clinical work
- child development
- organisational and sports psychology
- school guidance officer
- teaching and research.
Structure & Availability
Course structureYou are required to complete six core units. Term 1 and Term 2 intakes are considered separate and independent streams and therefore students will need to follow the relevant study sequence for their term of commencement.
Unit informationFor information on the units, you could study as part of this course, visit the Handbook and select the "Course Structure" tab.
Credit transfer informationIf you have already completed study relevant to the course you have enrolled in, you may be eligible for credit transfer.
|Term 1, 2024||Available Online|
|Term 2, 2024||Available Online|
2024 Application Deadlines - Term 1, 2024
Applications for Term 1, 2024, open on Friday, 1 September 2023, and close on Tuesday, 31 October 2023.
Successful applicants will be required to take up their offer of a place for the year and term for which it is offered. If your application is successful and you are not able to take up the place offered, you will need to re-apply competitively for a place starting in any subsequent year or term.
Majors and minors are not applicable to this course.
Professional Practice - Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC)
The CQUniversity Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) and as such, successful completion of this course will mean that you are eligible to apply for provisional registration as a psychologist. Provisionally registered psychologists are required to undertake a relevant postgraduate course, such as the CQUniversity Master of Professional Psychology or Master of Clinical Psychology to be eligible for professional accreditation as a registered psychologist. As a registered psychologist the opportunity exists to gain employment in a wide range of fields such as clinical psychology, counselling, clinical neuropsychology, educational, forensic, health, organisational and sports psychology, as well as teaching and research (which do not require professional registration).
- An APAC accredited 3-year Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Bachelor Degree, or equivalent APAC accredited bridging program; and
- Achieve a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 5.5 from your second and third year approved APAC psychology sequence units.
- a secondary qualification (Year 11 and 12, or equivalent), or
- tertiary diploma level qualification, or
- bachelor level qualification study for a period of at least 2 years fulltime with a minimum overall GPA 4.0.
- An International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) overall band score of at least 6.0 overall with a minimum 5.5 in each subset; or
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - Requires 550 or better overall and minimum TWE score of 75 or better overall and no score less than 17 (Internet Based Test); or
- Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) - Requires an overall score of 54 with no sub-score less than 46; or
- An Occupational English Test with Grades A or B only in each of the four components; or
- Cambridge Certificate in advanced English (CAE) - Overall score of 169 or above (with no individual band score of less than 154); or
- Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English - Score of 200 or above.
Fees & Scholarships
2023 Indicative Fees
|Commonwealth Supported Place – Indicative First Year Fee||$7,776|
Indicative first-year fee
The fees listed are indicative only and based on enrolling in a full-time study load for one academic year (generally, this is eight units over two terms). Your fees may vary depending on the units you select and the number you study per term. Fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change. Understanding your fees.
Commonwealth support and government assistance loans
Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) are subsidised by the Australian Government, meaning you are only required to pay the student contribution rather than full tuition fees if you meet eligibility requirements. If offered a CSP, you may be eligible for a HECS-HELP government loan. HECS-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme that assists you in paying your student contributions. Provided you meet the HECS-HELP eligibility criteria, you may use HECS-HELP to defer part or all of your student contribution fees. Learn more about paying for university.
Other study costs
Part of your course costs includes Student Services and Amenities Fees (SSAF). There may also be additional costs as part of your studies, such as textbooks, technology expenses, travel expenses, professional certifications, uniforms, or vaccinations. Explore other study costs.
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How to apply
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- Applications for Term 1, 2024, open on Friday, 1 September and close on Tuesday, 31 October 2023.