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- Take the first step towards a career as a registered psychologist.
- Specialise in forensic psychology and the law, family therapy, sexuality and gender, alcohol and drug, organisational psychology and road safety.
- One of only a few courses in Queensland that offer work integrated learning and counselling units.
- Course accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council.
- Opportunity to progress into Honours (Psychology) or a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology to work toward becoming a qualified practising psychologist.
Note: The pathway for applicants with a degree in another discipline is the one year Graduate Diploma in Psychology.
|QTAC course code||425081|
|QUT course code||PY45|
|Attendance||Part-time or Full-time|
|Course duration||3 years full-time
6 years part-time
Note: Evening classes are not available
|Start month||2014 February|
|Deferment||You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.|
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Why choose this course?
This course provides the first step towards a career as a registered psychologist and an excellent foundation for careers in a wide range of related areas. During the course, you can choose the areas of study that interest you and align with your career goals. QUT's behavioural science degree is one of only a few in Queensland that offers work integrated learning and counselling opportunities. Our staff have been recognised for excellence in teaching and offer a supportive learning environment where you can openly seek advice about your career options.
The course examines both theoretical and practical aspects of psychology. Core areas of study introduce you to the scientific bases of psychology including social and developmental psychology, research methods, physiology, perception and cognition.
In addition, you will develop skills in the practical areas of psychology including counselling, individual differences and assessment, and psychopathology.
Areas of specialisation include family therapy, alcohol and drug, sexuality and gender, organisational psychology, road safety and forensic psychology and the law.
You can also complete study in areas other than psychology, such as science, criminology, education, public health or business.
In the final year there is an option to complete work placement experience that could include working with psychologists or counsellors, conducting research in government departments or business, and completing support work with vulnerable groups in the community.
You can also complete study in areas other than psychology such as science, criminology, education, public health or business.
Graduates of this course have skills that can be applied to a variety of professional areas. The analytical, interpersonal, and research skills are ideal for careers in education, human resources, market research, organisational development, policing, public health, human services, and counselling.
To pursue a career as a registered psychologist, you must be registered with the Psychology Board of Australia. Currently this involves completing a fourth year of study in psychology plus two years of supervised work experience or two years further study.
The Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology) is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council as providing a three-year undergraduate level of training in psychology.
Guide to entry cut-offs
If you have already completed a bachelor degree in any discipline, the Graduate Diploma in Psychology offers an alternative pathway to becoming a registered psychologist.
Before you start this course we assume you have sound knowledge in these areas:
We assume that you have knowledge equivalent to four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA).
Did you get an OP 1-5?
If you receive an OP 1-5 or equivalent, you're guaranteed an offer for this course in the major offer round.
Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. All fees are based on current fixed fee prices. We review fees annually.
2014: CSP $3,700 per Study Period (48 credit points) (subject to annual review)
Student Services and Amenities Fee
You'll need to pay the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) as part of your course costs.
HECS-HELP: loans to help you pay your course fees
You may not have to pay anything upfront if you're eligible for a HECS-HELP loan.
Scholarships and financial support
You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.
These scholarships are available for this course:
You may also be eligible for Centrelink payments
How to apply for Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology)
You apply through QTAC for all our undergraduate courses.
Are you ready to submit your application?
You're ready if you've:
- Found all the courses you want to apply for - you can apply for up to 6.
- Checked important dates.
- Checked you meet the entry requirements.
- Checked your course costs and if you're eligible for financial support.
All done? Then you're ready to apply.
Important: Make a note of the QTAC code for this course (425081) because you'll need to enter it as part of your QTAC application.
After you've submitted your application to QTAC
If you've studied before or if you have at least two years' work experience, you may want to apply for credit for prior learning.
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