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Guide to entry thresholds

OP9

Rank81

Course information set

  • Graduate and work in a wide variety of settings such as mental health, drug and alcohol prevention, and disabilities.
  • Complete 2 separate degrees in 4.5 years full-time.
  • Complete extensive experience through professional placements including opportunities for overseas placements.
  • Take the first step towards a career as a registered psychologist.
QTAC course code425062
QUT course code HL20
Attendance Full-time
Course duration 4.5 years full-time
Start month 2018 February
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
CRICOS code 065387E
Careers
  • Aged Services Worker
  • Child Protection Officer
  • Community Corrections Officer
  • Community Education Officer
  • Community Health Officer
  • Community Worker
  • Corrective Services Officer
  • Counsellor
  • Psychologist
  • Social Scientist
  • Social Worker
  • Sociologist

Details

Graduates of this degree have a substantial skill set which is suitable for challenging and complex practice in a variety of settings including mental health, drug and alcohol prevention and intervention, international practice, disabilities, and in the development and delivery of community services, counselling and family-centred intervention.

Honours pathway

At the end of the third year of study in this course you will have the option to apply for the Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology)/Bachelor of Social Work (Honours). Entry to the program is based on grade point average and combination of a minimum 156 credit points of social work units during your first three years of study. On entry to the course you will retain all of the credit you have successfully completed and will complete a further 1.5 years of full-time study which will include an honours research project.

Professional recognition

The Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology) is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council. To pursue a career in a professional area of psychology, you will need to undertake further study to gain registration with the Psychology Board of Australia.

This is an Australian Association of Social Workers accredited qualification. It is an entry qualification into the social work profession and has been determined to meet the Australian Social Work Education and Accreditation Standards.

Course requirements

There are requirements that you will need to meet as a student in this course. You will need to identify these requirements and ensure you allow sufficient time to meet them. Some of these requirements have associated costs.

Blue card: you will need a valid blue card to complete practical placements in this course. 

Information is available from the Additional course requirements and costs website.

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.

Additional Costs

There are requirements that you will need to meet as a student in this course. Some of these requirements have associated costs. Information is available from the Additional course requirements and costs website.

 

 

2018: CSP $7,000 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.

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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)/Bachelor of Social Work

You apply through QTAC for all our undergraduate courses.

Are you ready to submit your application?

You're ready if you've:

  1. Found all the courses you want to apply for - you can apply for up to 6.
  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 (425062) because you'll need to enter it as part of your QTAC application.

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