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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 Graduate Diploma in Behavioural Science (Psychology) to work towards becoming a qualified practising psychologist.
|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||2015 & 2016 February|
|Deferment||You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.|
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Accredited psychologists use scientific knowledge of human behaviour to treat individuals who are experiencing mental disorders, relationship problems, learning difficulties, addiction and eating disorders. They may help patients to cope with short-term issues, manage chronic illness and overcome barriers to success. Many psychologists work as researchers to provide greater understanding about how people think, feel and react to situations, and to develop new strategies to improve psychological functioning. They may focus their research or practice on a specific area of psychology such as cognition, neuroscience, or social and developmental behaviour.
Why choose this course?
This course provides the first step towards a career as a registered psychologist and is an excellent foundation for careers in a wide range of related areas. During this course you can choose areas of study that interest you and will complete a work placement that aligns with your career goals. There are opportunities to complete this placement in Australia or overseas.
Core areas of study introduce you to the scientific bases of psychology including social and developmental psychology, research methods, physiology, perception and cognition. You will also develop skills in the practical areas of psychology including counselling, individual difference and assessment, and psychopathology.
Our staff have been recognised for excellence in teaching and research, and offer a supportive learning environment where you can openly seek advice about your career options. Areas of specialisation include family therapy, alcohol and drugs, 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.
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
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.
The recent federal budget has proposed a number of changes to the funding of higher education which, if implemented, will impact upon costs to Commonwealth supported students from 1 January 2016. Eligible students will still be able to use HECS-HELP (Higher Education Loan Program) to defer payment. It is important to note that the changes are proposals only, subject to the passage of Commonwealth legislation. QUT will be in a position to consider fees for 2016 and beyond once the legislation has been through the houses of parliament. Proposed changes to tuition fees.
2016: CSP rates will be available from 1 October 2015 (subject to annual review)
2015: 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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