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Bachelor of Science (Psychology) - CF59

If you have completed a degree in another field and wish to pursue a career in psychology the Bachelor of Science (Psychology) may be for you. The course allows you to transition into further study or gain employment in a range of fields.

DOMESTICINTERNATIONAL
STUDY MODES

Online, On Campus

UNITS/CREDITS

24/144

DURATION

3 years full-time, 6 years part-time

AVAILABILITY

Adelaide, Cairns, Rockhampton, Online

RECOMMENDED STUDY

None.

CRICOS

083579C

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.

Note: This course is designed for those with an existing bachelor degree and want to obtain an accredited three-year psychology sequence. If you do not have an existing degree, you will need to enrol in the Bachelor of Psychological Science (CC43).

Core Units 12 Major Units None
Electives 12 Minor Units None

COURSE STRUCTURE

You are required to complete a total of 12 core psychology units and apply for and receive credit for 12 elective units, based on your prior completion of a Bachelor degree.

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

Find out if you are eligible for credit transfer

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On-Campus Availability

Term 1 - 2022Adelaide Cairns Rockhampton
Term 1 - 2023Adelaide Cairns Rockhampton
Term 2 - 2022Adelaide Cairns Rockhampton
Term 2 - 2023Adelaide Cairns Rockhampton

Online Availability

Term 1 - 2022Available Online
Term 1 - 2023Available Online
Term 2 - 2022Available Online
Term 2 - 2023Available Online
Term 3 - 2022Available Online
Term 3 - 2023Available Online
Majors and minors are not applicable to this course.
No information available at this time.
This course has no residential schools.
Entry scores are not applicable for this course.

To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must hold:

  • A completed Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) equivalent 3 year Bachelor degree.

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.

Security Requirements

None.

Health Requirements

None.

Assumed Knowledge

None.

You may choose a career path that requires a sound understanding of human behaviour such as:
  • human resource management
  • rehabilitation
  • business management
  • teaching
  • school guidance counselling
  • scientific research
  • public health
  • defence
  • special education.

If you would like to become registered as a psychologist, you will need to complete further study.

APAC accreditation has been granted for recognition of the Bachelor of Science (Psychology) as a three year undergraduate degree in Psychology.

The Bachelor of Science (Psychology) is nationally accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council, as a three-year undergraduate course in psychology,and has conditional registration with the Psychologists' Board of Queensland.

2022 Indicative Fees
Fee TypeFees
International Indicative First Term Fee$15,840.00
International Indicative First Year Fee$31,680.00

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.

This course is available at our regional Bundaberg campus where you will automatically be eligible for an International Student Scholarship – Regional

New South WalesONL: 160191
VictoriaONL: 1700110361 
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Western AustraliaONL: 150191

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.

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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