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Overview

  • 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 code 425062
QUT course code HL20
Attendance Full-time
Course duration 4.5 years full-time
Start month 2018 February
Delivery On campus
  • Kelvin Grove
Faculty
  • Faculty of Health
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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

Minimum academic requirements

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    We offer pathway courses to help you meet the academic requirements for this course.

    When you apply for this course, we will recommend which pathway course you should enrol in.

    Subject prerequisites

    Recommended study: Maths

    Minimum English language requirements

    We accept English language proficiency scores from a variety of tests. If you completed a test that was not IELTS, check which English language test scores we accept.

    You must have taken your test no more than 2 years before your QUT course starts.

    IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
    Speaking 6.0
    Writing 6.0
    Reading 6.0
    Listening 6.0
    Overall 6.5

    Don't have the English language score you need? We can help!

    We offer English language courses to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.

    When you apply for this course, we will recommend which English course you should enrol in.

    Haven't completed an English language test? We can help!

    If you have not completed an English language test, you can sit the IELTS test at our IELTS test centre.

    Course fees

    Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. All fees are based on current fixed fee prices. 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: $28900 per year full-time (96 credit points) (subject to annual review)

    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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    How to apply for Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology)/Bachelor of Social Work

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    5. Checked if you're eligible for credit for prior learning
    6. Gathered supporting documents

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