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What will I learn?

Psychological science explores how the mind works and why people behave the way they do. Our arts students learn to gather and evaluate evidence, think critically, and apply ethical principles in decision-making. Combine these degrees and you will be well equipped to help people address issues and challenges in their lives.

Our graduates make meaningful contributions to improving the outcomes of clients, customers, colleagues and collaborators in a diverse range of settings including, but not limited to: government departments, private sector, schools, business, and not-for-profit organisations.

Professional experience

Students will complete 100 hours community engagement when they undertake the unit PSYC310 Psychological Services Experience during the third year of their course.

Professional recognition

This course is currently accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC)

Please note that a minimum six-year sequence of education and training in psychology is required for an individual to become eligible for general registration as a psychologist in Australia.

Careers

Our graduates have pursued careers in:

  • counselling
  • child welfare and development
  • community work
  • education
  • health
  • human resources
  • marketing and market research
  • fourth year study in psychology to pursue a career in psychology

Students with a Student Visa will need to complete the program in minimum duration, study at least one subject on-campus each semester and must not undertake more than 33% of the program online.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Health Sciences

CRICOS

098379K

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$25,064.00 (13,63,656) per year
Estimate total cost: AUD $1,00,256; Unit fee: AUD $3,133

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

February 2023

Venue

Melbourne Campus

115 Victoria Parade,

FITZROY,

Victoria,

3065, MELBOURNE, Australia

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$25,064.00 (13,63,656) per year
Estimate total cost: AUD $1,00,256; Unit fee: AUD $3,133

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

February 2023

Venue

Strathfield Campus

25A Barker Road,

STRATHFIELD,

New South Wales,

2135, SYDNEY, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Enhanced ACT Assessment with minimum Composite Score of 19. Applicants must have must have the equivalent of an Australian Year 12 Certificate. English Language Requirements: Overall IELTS score of 6.0 (with an individual score of 6.0 in writing and speaking; 5.5 in listening and reading); Pearson Test of English (PTE): 50 with a minimum of 50 in writing and speaking and a minimum of 42 in reading and listening; Test of English as a Foreign Language - Academic (TOEFL): Internet based total of 60: minimum 21 in writing, 18 in speaking, 8 in reading and 7 in listening; ACU English Language Test: C (60-64%); Cambridge Advanced English (CAE): Overall CAE of 169 (Minimum score of 169 in writing and speaking and 162 in listening and reading).

For international students

Equivalent to Australian High School completion

IELTS score of 7.0 (with minimum scores of 7.0 in all tests).

Pearson Test of English (PTE): 65 with a minimum of 65 in all four communicative skills

Test of English as a Foreign Language - Academic (TOEFL): Internet based total of 94: minimum 27 writing, 23 speaking, 24 reading and 24 listening

ACU English Language Test: A (75-100%)

Cambridge Advanced English (CAE): Overall CAE score of 185; Individual score of 185 in all tests.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

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