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Bachelor of Psychological Science - CC43

Study the Bachelor of Psychological Science to get a comprehensive overview of the psychology discipline.

DOMESTICINTERNATIONAL
STUDY MODES

Online, On Campus

RANK CUT OFF

OP:16 SR:66 ATAR:61.8

RANK THRESHOLD

OP:16 SR:66 ATAR:61.8

UNITS/CREDITS

24/144

DURATION

3 years full-time, 6 years part-time

AVAILABILITY

Adelaide, Bundaberg, Cairns, Rockhampton, Townsville, Online

PRE-REQUISITES

Queensland: English (4, SA)

RECOMMENDED STUDY

No recommended study required

CRICOS

084516K

The Bachelor of Psychological Science provides students with a comprehensive overview of the discipline of Psychology.

Throughout the course, students develop a broad knowledge of psychology and its applications, including theoretical perspectives within the discipline and an appreciation of the social and cultural contexts of psychological research and professional practice.

Upon completion of the course, students will have a comprehensive understanding of the methodologies and statistical techniques commonly used by researchers for information gathering and analysis, which they can apply when undertaking research activities.

Students who complete the course with a GPA of 5.5 or above may be offered a place on our Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) course, which will prepare them for conditional registration as psychologists in Australia, as well as for coursework and/or research higher degree studies in psychology.

If you choose not to follow the route towards being a professional psychologies you will have the opportunity to graduate with a highly marketable qualification, which is universally acknowledged as an indication of competence and achievement in understanding human thought and behavior, and which can be applied in a variety of people-oriented vocations.

To apply for provisional registration as a psychologist, please visit the Psychology Board of Australia.

Core Units 16 Major Units None
Electives 8 Minor Units None

COURSE STRUCTURE
You are required to complete 16 core units and up to eight electives.

UNIT INFORMATION

For information on the units, you could study as part of this course, visit the Handbook and select the "Course Structure" tab.

CREDIT TRANSFER INFORMATION

If you have already completed study relevant to the course you have enrolled in, you may be eligible for credit transfer.

No information available at this time.
Optional Residential SchoolThere is a compulsory residential school for the elective unit PSYC13024 Qualitative Research Methodology.

On-Campus Availability

Term 2 - 2019Adelaide, Bundaberg, Cairns, Rockhampton, Townsville

Online Availability

Term 2 - 2019Available Online
Term 3 - 2019Available Online

Term dates for 2019
Term 1: 11 March to 7 June
Term 2: 15 July to 11 October
Term 3: 11 November to 14 February 2020

Rank threshold is the minimum competitive rank that applications will be considered for entry to this course. The rank cut-off score is the competitive entry score that was needed to gain entry to this course in Term 1 2019. There is an unadjusted score before any bonus is applied and an adjusted score if bonus points were applied. Entry to courses is competitive and the cut-off score will vary from year to year and is provided as a historical guide of past performance.

Rank Threshold OP 16 | SR 66 | ATAR 61.8
Rank Cut-Off - unadjusted OP 16 | SR 66 | ATAR 61.8
Rank Cut-Off - adjusted OP 16 | SR 66 | ATAR 61.8

Domestic students

O/P score Prerequisites: English (4, SA)

English Requirements:

If you were not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa or United States of America, you are required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements set by the University.

Applicants are required to provide evidence of completion of:

  • 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

completed within Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, South Africa, Ireland, or United States of America, which will meet the English proficiency.

If you do not satisfy any of the above, you will need to undertake an English language proficiency test and achieve the following scores:

  • 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 4.5 (Paper Based Test), or 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) - Score of 180 or above; or
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English - Score of 200 or above; or
  • Combined Universities Language Test (CULT) - 70% with no individual component score of less than 15.

English test results remain valid for no more than two years between final examination date and the date of commencement of study, and must appear on a single result certificate.

International students should visit www.international.cqu.edu.au for further information.

Security Requirements

No information available at this time.

Health Requirements

No information available at this time.

Assumed Knowledge

None

Not everyone with a psychology degree goes on to work as a psychologist and people with a psychology degree are employed in a wide band diverse range of areas including:

  • management
  • industry
  • child safety officer
  • clinical work
  • counselling
  • neuropsychology
  • child development
  • education
  • forensic
  • health
  • coaching
  • school guidance officer

In order to use the title Psychologist, you must first take a 4 year honours level course, such as our Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) and then either seek work based training or apply for admission onto a specialised higher degree.

The CQUniversity Bachelor of Psychological Science is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council and as such, successful completion of this course will mean that you are qualified to apply for an APAC accredited 4th year honours course in Psychology.
Fee Category Commonwealth Supported Place
What is a Commonwealth Supported Place? A Commonwealth Supported Place is subsidised by the Government so that you are only required to pay a Student Contribution amount rather than tuition fees.
Am I eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place? You are eligible to be Commonwealth supported if you are:
  • an Australian citizen who will undertake in Australia at least one unit of study that contributes to the requirements of your course; or
  • a New Zealand citizen who will be resident in Australia for the duration of your unit of study; or
  • the holder of a permanent visa, including a permanent humanitarian visa, who will be resident in Australia for the duration of your unit of study.

If you are not eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place you will be required to pay tuition fees. Find out more about tuition fees or fees for international students.

Fee Type Student Contribution
What is a Student contribution? As a Commonwealth supported student, you will contribute towards the cost of your education by paying a Student Contribution. The Student Contribution is calculated for each term of enrolment based on the individual units you have enrolled in, not the course you are studying.
What is my Student Contribution?

Your Student Contribution fee is charged per unit of study and is dependent on the Student Contribution Band for each unit. Student Contribution Bands are categorised by study disciplines and help provide an estimate of course fees.

The majority of units within this course fall within Band 1. Some units may fall within Band 2 and/or 3.

Student Contribution amounts
for each band provide an estimate of the cost of your course. Your course may consist of units from more than one band so your fees could vary from the indicated amount as units are spread across a number of bands.

You can view fees specific to the course, and units, you are interested in studying by using our Cost Per Unit table.

HECS-HELP and payment options

HECS-HELP is the loan scheme provided the Australian Government to help eligible Commonwealth supported students pay their student contributions through a loan.

To be eligible for a HECS-HELP loan, in addition to being enrolled in a Commonwealth Supported Place, you must be:

  • an Australian citizen who will undertake, in Australia, at least one unit of your course of study, or
  • a New Zealand Special Category Visa holder who meets the long-term residency requirements and who will be resident in Australia for the duration of your unit(s) of study, or
  • a permanent humanitarian visa holder (visit homeaffairs.gov.au for the list of humanitarian visa subclasses) who will be resident in Australia for the duration of your unit(s) of study.

Eligible students can use a HECS-HELP loan to pay for all or some of their Student Contribution amount. If you elect to use a HECS-HELP loan, this means that you will defer payment of your Student Contribution amount and repay your HECS-HELP loan when your income is above the compulsory repayment threshold (the 2018-2019 income year threshold is $51,957 or above).

If you are not eligible for a HECS-HELP loan, or you are required to pay your Student Contribution upfront, you will need to pay your fees no later than the census date for the term in which you are studying.

Other Fees You will also incur a Student Services and Amenities Fee.
Other study costs You may have other study costs such as travel expenses related to residential schools or work placements if they are a requirement of your course. There are also textbooks, stationery and other sundry costs associated with studying.

At CQUniversity, we believe University should be for everyone. No matter your situation, we know that everyone needs a helping hand from time to time and are proud to offer a wide range of scholarships and awards programs.
Our scholarships could help you pay for some or all of your course fees, or even contribute towards your living and study expenses.

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VictoriaDST: 1700110351 
New South WalesDST: 160531

If you apply via a Tertiary Admissions Centre (TAC) listed under 'How to Apply', please use the relevant TAC code listed above to complete your application.

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A pioneer in online study, CQUniversity has more than two decades of experience providing high quality online learning experiences across the country and even internationally. We work hard to deliver the latest techniques in online study, and have even planned our physical sites to provide more services to our widespread online study cohort.

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CQUniversity’s strong focus on student experience ensures that you are prepared and supported on your student journey. Support services include on-campus or online orientation to assist your transition into university life, course and career advice, financial support options, study support, ongoing assistance through the Student Mentor program, counselling services, support for students with disability or medical conditions, Indigenous student support and more.

The Tertiary Admissions Centre you apply via is dependent upon the state where you live.

State Tertiary Admissions Centre (TAC)
Queensland If you live in Queensland, apply via QTAC
New South Wales If you live in New South Wales, apply via UAC
Victoria If you live in Queensland, apply via VTAC
South Australia If you live in South Australia apply via SATAC
If you would like to study this course with the Spencer Gulf University Hub, apply directly to CQUniversity
Western Australia If you live in Western Australia, apply via ApplyWA
Other If you live in a state not listed, apply via QTAC

You may be eligible to apply directly to CQUniversity if you:

  • have completed or are completing a prescribed* CQUniversity course.
  • are applying for study with a CQUniversity Delivery Partner.
  • are applying for a change of course or readmission.

*A prescribed course includes our Skills for Tertiary Entrance Preparatory Studies (STEPS) program, Tertiary Entrance Program (TEP), Start Uni Now (SUN) initiative, or a CQUniversity certificate, diploma, advanced diploma, associate degree, bachelor degree, graduate certificate, graduate diploma, master or research higher degree.

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