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OP9

Rank81

Course information set

  • Take the first step towards a career as a registered psychologist.
  • Study specialised areas of psychology including alcohol and drug studies, forensic psychology and the law, family therapy, sexuality and gender, and community psychology.
  • Option to complete a professional placement unit which can be undertaken in Australia or overseas.
  • Choose electives from across the university such as science, criminology, creative industries and business.

 

QTAC course code425081
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 2018 February, July
Deferment

You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

Delivery On campus
  • Kelvin Grove
Faculty
  • Faculty of Health
Course contact
  • Email:
CRICOS code 034136C
Careers
  • Administrator
  • Aged Services Worker
  • Case Manager
  • Child Protection Officer
  • Community Health Officer
  • Community Worker
  • Counsellor
  • Disability Services Worker
  • Exchange Student
  • Family Services Officer
  • Government Officer
  • Guidance Officer
  • Health Information Manager
  • Health Services Manager
  • Higher Education Worker
  • Human Resource Developer
  • Human Resource Manager
  • Human Services Practitioner
  • Manager
  • Policy Officer
  • Probation and Parole Officer
  • Psychologist
  • Public Servant
  • Research Assistant
  • Research officer
  • Social Scientist
  • Youth Worker

Details

Psychology is the study of the mind and behaviour. Registered psychologists use scientific knowledge of human behaviour to assist individuals who are experiencing mental disorders, relationship problems, learning difficulties, addiction and eating disorders, among other things. Psychologists may work in a specific area of psychology such as cognition, neuroscience, or social and developmental behaviour. Psychology graduates have many career choices, using their knowledge of human behaviour to work in a range of fields, including health promotion, marketing, human resources, coaching, policy, and community services. Graduates also 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.

Why choose this course?

This course provides an excellent foundation for careers in professional areas where an understanding of human physical and emotional behavior is an advantage, and is the first step towards a career as a registered psychologist. QUT allows you to choose from a wide selection of electives, or pair this course with another degree in a complementary area. This distinct flexibility offers you a competitive edge in the workplace.

During this course, you will complete eight elective units. This allows you to build your knowledge in areas of specific interest and emerging areas of employment, for example, organisational psychology. You will select from specialised areas of psychology including alcohol and drug studies, forensic psychology and the law, sexuality and gender, family therapy and community psychology. Elective units may also be from other study areas in the university, such as science, criminology, creative industries and business. Elective units may also be combined to form a minor in another study area.

You may complete a placement in a professional environment that aligns with your career goals. There are opportunities to complete this placement in Australia or overseas.

Our staff have been recognised for excellence in teaching and research. Many are active researchers who are contributing to new knowledge in areas that include mental health and wellbeing interventions, alcohol and substance abuse therapies, community psychology (including refugees and migrants) road safety, and building resilience in children and teens.

Career outcomes

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 of further study.

Professional recognition

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.

Entry requirements

Guide to entry thresholds

OP 9

Rank 81

Course information set

Assumed knowledge

Before you start this course we assume you have sound knowledge in these areas:

  • English

We assume that you have knowledge equivalent to four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA). Recommended Study: Maths A, B or C.

More about assumed knowledge

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.

Course fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually.

2018: CSP $7100 per year full-time (96 credit points) (subject to annual review)

Student Services and Amenities Fee

You may 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.

Find out 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:

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You may also be eligible for Centrelink payments.

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How to apply for Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology)

You apply through QTAC for all our undergraduate courses.

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  2. Checked important dates.
  3. Checked you meet the entry requirements.
  4. 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.

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