Bachelor of Psychological Science - CC43
Explore your interest in human thought and behaviour and gain the knowledge and skills to enhance the health and wellbeing of others with CQUni's Bachelor of Psychological Science. You will develop a comprehensive understanding of the underlying principles, theories and concepts of the psychology discipline and develop your knowledge of the range of core research areas that make up the discipline. Benefit from practically-oriented learning to gain work-ready skills through a capstone unit where you have the opportunity to complete a project or placement opportunity. Tailor your studies in complementary disciplines to extend your professional knowledge to suit your interest and career goals.
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 Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) at CQUniversity. Honours level 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.
Online, On Campus
3 years full-time, 6 years part-time
The aim of this course is to give you a comprehensive overview of the scientific discipline of psychology and its applications. The course is delivered in accordance with the foundational (level one) competencies for three-year undergraduate psychology programs as specified by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC). You will acquire an understanding of the underlying principles, theories and concepts within the discipline. In addition, you will develop knowledge of the range of core research areas that make up the discipline, and an understanding of the methodologies and statistical techniques used by researchers for information gathering and analysis. There will be opportunities for you to explore applied and professional uses of psychology. In addition, you will be introduced to psychological theory, research, and applied and professional uses of psychology in an ethical and culturally responsive context.
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 Bachelor of Psychological Science (honours) (CC42) at CQUniversity. Honours level 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 exit the course with a Diploma in Behavioural Science.
Note: If you already have an existing bachelor's degree and wish to obtain an accredited undergraduate psychology sequence, consider enrolling in CF59 Bachelor of Science (Psychology).
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You are required to complete 16 core units and up to eight electives.
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.
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.
The Bachelor of Psychological Science is 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.
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|Term 3 - 2022||Available Online|
|Professional Psychology Applications||PSYC13026||This unit provides students with the opportunity to reflect upon and apply their acquired discipline-specific knowledge in psychology to a range of professional contexts. There will be a focus on the transition into the workforce or further study. Students will have an option to complete a supervised project to address a real-world issue as presented by a representative from an existing organisation; or complete a 25-hour placement with an experienced researcher or with an appropriate external organisation. Students will draw upon their psychology and professional expertise to develop and present workable solutions to a professional client.|
English (Units 3 & 4, C) or equivalent
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
- An Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) 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 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.
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 http://www.cqu.edu.au/international for further information.
Each student will be assessed individually.
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).
»» International students holding 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).For more information, please submit your enquiry at www.cqu.edu.au/international-enquire
Please refer to our international course fees page.
This course is available at our regional Bundaberg campus where you will automatically be eligible for an International Student Scholarship – Regional.
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