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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

Bundaberg, Online

RECOMMENDED STUDY

No recommended study required

CRICOS

084516K

The aim of this course is to give you a comprehensive overview of the discipline of psychology and its applications, including theoretical perspectives within the discipline. In addition, you will have demonstrable knowledge of the range of core research areas that make up the discipline and an understanding of the methodologies and statistical techniques commonly used by researchers for information gathering and analysis. You will be introduced to applied and professional uses of psychology, developing an appreciation of the social and cultural contexts of psychological research and professional practice.

Upon completion of this course, you will have a highly marketable qualification. This course is universally acknowledged as an indication of competence and achievement in understanding human thought and behaviour that can be applied in a variety of people-oriented vocations. Graduating with this qualification, however, will not allow you to call yourself a 'psychologist'. This requires further study involving an honours course (4th year of study) and then an accredited Psychology Board of Australia pathway.

Successful completion of an accredited three-year psychology sequence of study will mean you are eligible to apply for a competitive entry position in the 4th year of study through our honours course (CC42). This fourth year of study will prepare you for either the coursework necessary for conditional registration as a psychologist in Australia and/or research higher degree studies in psychology.

If you have successfully completed the first year of the course, but do not wish to continue in the course you may request to graduate with a Diploma in Behavioural Science.

Note: If you already have an existing Bachelor Degree and wish to obtain an accredited three-year psychology sequence, consider enrolling in CF59 Bachelor of Science (Psychology).

Core Units 16 Major Units None
Electives 8 Minor Units None

On-Campus Availability

Term 1 - 2019Bundaberg
Term 1 - 2020Bundaberg
Term 2 - 2019Bundaberg
Term 2 - 2020Bundaberg

Online Availability

Term 1 - 2020Available Online
Term 2 - 2019Available Online
Term 2 - 2019Available Online
Term 2 - 2020Available Online
Term 3 - 2019Available Online
Term 3 - 2020Available Online

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.

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

If you would like to know more about entry scores and the student profile for this course view our Course and Entry Score Profile for Term 1, 2019.

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.

At CQUniversity, we are committed to making education accessible to everyone. That is why on top of offering multiple pathways for entry to our courses and a generous variety of scholarships, we also offer highly competitive fees. When referring to course fees for international students, please note the following:

  • Fees are in Australian dollars AU$.
  • Fees are indicative only and do not cover additional costs such as textbooks, accommodation, visa applications, OSHC, general living etc.
  • 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. This estimate assumes a full-time study load.
  • The typical total course fee is an estimate of the tuition fees for the whole course. This estimate is based on typical unit enrolments in each year of the course, with indexation of the international subject fees at six per cent per annum for every additional year of study. Total course fees assume students complete no more than the course duration indicated.
  • International students 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 only take 25 per cent of their entire course by online study, and this option cannot be taken in its entirety during a compulsory term (Term 1 and Term 2).

You may refer to the International Courses and Fees 2019 to see the full list.

Please see our Scholarships site for scholarships that you may be interested in.

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