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Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) - CC42

Study the Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) to become eligible for provisional registration as a psychologist in Australia.

DOMESTICINTERNATIONAL
STUDY MODES

Online

UNITS/CREDITS

6/48

DURATION

1 years full-time, 2 years part-time

AVAILABILITY

Online

RECOMMENDED STUDY

Nil

CRICOS

084517J

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).

Residential schools

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.  

Core Units 6 Major Units None
Electives None Minor Units None

Course structure

You 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 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.

Broad career opportunities

Study a psychology course at CQUniversity and explore your interest in human behaviour. You will graduate with skills and knowledge that are transferrable to a wide array of people-oriented professions. Our psychology courses are taught by a teaching team with diverse and extensive psychological experience from practising clinical psychologists, to avid psychology researchers, all of whom are dedicated to sharing their knowledge and perspectives with you. You will study an accredited course that prepares you for further study in psychology, and a diverse range of rewarding careers.

Course options to suit your career goals

Explore a broad range of psychology course options to suit your career aspirations and goals. Choose from the:

Bachelor of Psychological Science

An ideal starting point, this course offers you a wealth of career opportunities in professions that require an understanding of human behaviour such as human resources, business management, counselling and more. It also provides an accredited pathway to further education and training in psychology. You will gain a comprehensive overview of the science of psychology and an understanding of key psychological principles and theories relating to human thought and behaviour that can be applied to a diverse range of people-oriented professions. The course is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council. Upon completion, should you wish to pursue a pathway towards a career as a psychologist, you will be able to apply for an accredited fourth-year psychology honours course.

Bachelor of Science (Psychology)

Like the Bachelor of Psychological Science, this course is an accredited three-year psychology course. The course is designed for those with an existing bachelor's degree. If you do not have an existing degree, you will need to enrol in the Bachelor of Psychological Science.

Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours)

This is an accredited fourth-year psychology honours course. In this course, you will be introduced to applied and professional uses of psychology as well as professional ethics and gain an appreciation of the social and cultural contexts of psychological research and professional practice. You will undertake advanced research training and conduct an original piece of research. Upon successful completion, you will be eligible for provisional registration with the Psychology Board of Australia.

Online Availability

Term 2 - 2023Available Online
Majors and minors are not applicable to this course.
No information available at this time.
There is a compulsory residential school for the unit PSYC14051 Research Project A within the first term of commencing the course.
Entry scores are not applicable for this course.
The Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) is designed for graduates who have completed a three year, accredited Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) degree in psychology and who wish to complete an APAC accredited fourth year.
To be eligible for consideration, applicants must hold:
  • 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.
Qualifications completed more than 10 years ago, will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. Please supply evidence of your work/life experience, professional development or research work relevant to psychology for assessment.

Note: Qualifications completed overseas must be assessed for comparability to an Australian psychology education pathway for entry into an APAC accredited course in psychology. This assessment must be completed by the Australian Psychology Society (APS) before students are eligible for entry into CC42.

Admission to the course is competitive, with a limited number of places available. Offers are determined on the basis of academic merit.

English Language Proficiency 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 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.
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.cqu.edu.au/international for further information.

Security Requirements

N/A

Health Requirements

N/A

Assumed Knowledge

Nil

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
  • counselling
  • neuropsychology
  • child development
  • education
  • forensic
  • health
  • organisational and sports psychology
  • school guidance officer
  • teaching and research.

The CQUniversity Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) 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 provisional registration as a psychologist. Provisionally registered psychologists are required to undertake a minimum of two years industry supervision or a relevant postgraduate course, such as the CQUniversity Master of Clinical Psychology to be eligible for full 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).

The Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council and qualifies you to apply for provisional registration as a psychologist.

Provisionally registered psychologists are required to undertake a minimum of two years industry supervision or complete a relevant postgraduate course to be eligible for full professional accreditation as a registered psychologist.

2022 Indicative Fees
Fee TypeFees
International Indicative First Term Fee$16,050.00
International Indicative First Year Fee$31,890.00

Please note the following important information:

  • Fees are in Australian dollars (A$).
  • Fees are indicative only and do not cover additional costs such as textbooks, accommodation, visa applications, OSHC, general living etc.
  • Fees are based on a full-time study load and the final fee payable will be determined by your selection of units and if any credit was awarded for recognition of prior learning.
  • The University reserves the right to amend fees at any time during the course. Fees are reviewed yearly and may increase in the following year to enable CQUniversity to continue to provide quality services and facilities to students.
  • Courses are subject to change at the discretion of the University.
  • It is your responsibility to make yourself aware of the entry requirements and prerequisites of the courses you wish to undertake.
  • The typical annual fee shown provides an estimate of the tuition fees for the first year of the course in the same academic year. This estimate assumes a full-time study load of 4 units per term (based on two terms).
  • Students not on an Australian student visa can only undertake courses online from an overseas location.
  • Courses undertaken online may be studied on a full-time or part-time mode.
  • International students studying on-campus in Australia may take no more than 33 per cent of their entire course by online education, and this option cannot be taken in its entirety during a compulsory term (Term 1 and Term 2).

Please refer to our international course fees page.

Scholarships are not available for this course.

Tertiary Admission Centre codes are not applicable for this course.

Our easy to use online application system for international students will guide you through the process of applying for a course at CQUniversity Australia.

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