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CC43 - Bachelor of Psychological Science


At a glance

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

Ryan's story: get to know Ryan, who is currently studying the Bachelor of Psychological Science.

Study modes On-Campus, Online
Rank OP: 16 SR: 64 ATAR: 58.20
Units/credits 24/144
Pre-requisites QTAC: English (4/SA); see entry requirements tab for UAC and VTAC pre-requisites
Availability Adelaide; Bundaberg; Cairns; Rockhampton North; Townsville; Online Study
Duration 3 years full time, 6 years part-time
Intake dates March, July, November
QTAC Code BDG: 810521, CNS: 820521, ROK: 850521, TSV: 800521, Online: 850525
VTAC Code Online: 1700110351
UAC Code Online: 160531
SATAC Code Adelaide: 5C4004
CRICOS 084516K

* OP/SR/ATAR details provided on this page are from main round offers for Term 1 2018. They represent the minimum competitive rank that applications were considered for entry to a course. Entry to a course is competitive and a cut off score lower than the minimum competitive rank may have been needed to gain entry to a particular course. Entry ranks vary from year to year so are provided as a historical guide of past performance.

Career opportunities

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.

Professional recognition

The CQUniversity Bachelor of Psychological Science is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council. Successful completion of this course qualifies you to apply for an APAC accredited 4th year honours course in Psychology.



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.

Structure and assessment

Course information

For example units you could study as part of the Bachelor of Psychological Science course please click here.

If you have any questions regarding this course, call 13 27 86.

Residential Schools

There is a compulsory residential school for Ethics & Professional Issues in Psychology. Other units offer optional residential schools.  Click here to view Residential Schools for all units.

Credit transfer information

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

Entry requirements

OP: 16 , SR: 64 , ATAR: 58.20

OP = Overall Position (QLD school leavers), SR = Selection Rank (mature age students), ATAR = Australian Tertiary Admission Rank


English (4/SA)


English (Standard) (Band 2)


Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in any English.

Course Requirements

To successfully complete your studies, you may be required to demonstrate that you can meet course requirements associated with your course. For more information on these course requirements please view the ‘Course Requirements’ section found under the ‘What do I need to start?’ page under the ‘Getting Started’ tab of the Student Handbook . Additional information on student placements and work integrated learning can also be found in the Student Handbook, on the ‘Course Features’ page under ‘Getting Started’.

Student Profile

Information on the Student Profile for this course by campus as well as the OP/ATAR profile for recent school leavers is available at our future students page.

Domestic Students

If you are not born in Australia,Canada,New Zealand,United Kingdom,Ireland, or United States of America you are required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements set by the University. Information on English Language Proficiency requirements is available here.

Fees and scholarships


Degree-level students should check their Offer Letter to confirm the type of place they have been offered as this determines which fees apply to their enrolment. Students offered

  • Commonwealth supported places are liable to pay Student Contributions;
  • domestic full-fee places are liable to pay Tuition Fees;
  • international full-fee places are liable to pay International Tuition Fees.

In addition to these fees, degree-level students pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee. NOTE: Some students who are exempt from paying Student Contributions and Tuition Fees, e.g. Research Higher Degree candidates, will be required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee.

Fees are calculated upon enrolment, and recalculated after any enrolment change made prior to census date. Fees are also recalculated after administrative changes or updates are made to a student record, e.g. changes to citizenship status or Fee Liability Category.

Once calculated, fees can be viewed by logging into MyCentre, which also allows students to view and print Fee Notices on demand. The due date for payment is detailed on the Fee Notice.

PLEASE NOTE that paper Fee Notices are not issued by CQUniversity – students must access their Fee Notices in MyCentre.

For current degree-level fee schedules and information about HELP schemes, please select from the following:


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

How to Apply


You've made an excellent choice. Now that you've decided to train or study at CQUniversity, the next step is to apply, and we're here to assist you every step of the way.

You can lodge your application to study at CQUniversity via one of the following Tertiary Admission Centres:

  • Queensland Tertiary Admission Centre (QTAC)
  • South Australia Tertiary Admission Centre (SATAC)
  • Universities Admission Centre (UAC)
  • Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC)
  • Western Australia (Apply WA).

Use the table below to find your relevant Tertiary Admission Centre depending on where you live, and where/how you wish to study:

Should you require assistance please contact our Student Advice team.

Undergraduate Apply through QTAC Apply through UAC Apply through SATAC Apply through VTAC Apply through Apply WA Apply through your state tertiary admissions centre, if the program is not listed, apply through QTAC

For more information on applying for Bachelor of Psychological Science, please click here.

For further information

If you have any questions about the course, please call us on 13 27 86.

You can also register your interest to stay up-to-date with course developments, application timelines and events happening in your area.

Register your interest

Key dates

30 APR
Online Chat Session
23 MAY
Online Chat Session