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What will I learn?

Gain the insight to create meaningful connection

You care about the wellbeing of those around you, and want to make a positive contribution to people’s lives. One in four Australians will meet the criteria for mental illness in a 12 month period, making this career path extremely important to the community (National Survey of Mental Health).

Our Bachelor of Psychological Science and Counselling gives you deep insight into why we think and act the way we do, what impact society has on our actions, and how to empower people to act differently. Included in this course is industry placement and counselling client contact, giving you the hands-on experience ACAP is known for.

This course is accredited by the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA). It is also accredited by the Navitas Professional Institute (NPI) under its self-accrediting authority.

What you'll Learn:

Explore with an applied focus:

  • Evidence based approaches
  • Professional Issues and Applications
  • Research Methodology
  • Biology, learning and cognition
  • The individual, society and culture
  • Learning and memory
  • Life span development
  • Social psychology
  • Psychopathology
  • Psychological measurement and assessment
  • Intercultural diversity and Indigenous psychology
  • Personality and individual differences (elective)
  • Behavioural neuroscience (elective)
  • Psychology of sex and intimate relationships (elective)

PATHWAYS FOR FUTURE STUDY

This specialised course gives you the skills to successfully explore a career in counselling and applied psychology. You are required to complete placement as part of your studies. Upon successful graduation you can practice as a professional counsellor.

It’s also the first three of six years training required if you want to work as a registered psychologist.

CRICOS

0101844

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$24,464.00 (13,15,269) per year
Tuition Fee per Subject / Unit: AUD $3,058; Total course fee - AUD $73,392
Start date

30 May 2022, 19 September 2022

Venue

Australian College of Applied Psychology

Sydney Campus,

255 Elizabeth Street,

SYDNEY,

New South Wales,

2000, SYDNEY, Australia

Online/Distance with attendance (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$24,464.00 (13,15,269) per year
Tuition Fee per Subject / Unit: AUD $3,058; Total course fee - AUD $73,392
Start date

30 May 2022, 19 September 2022

Venue

Australian College of Applied Psychology

Sydney Campus,

255 Elizabeth Street,

SYDNEY,

New South Wales,

2000, SYDNEY, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

Meet one of the following criteria:

  • Participate in a screening interview (typically by phone though online can be arranged if required); and
  • Be 18 years or above at the date of commencement; or
  • Completion of a Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (or equivalent); or
  • Completion of a Diploma or above (or equivalent); or
  • Admission to an undergraduate degree at an Australian University (or equivalent)

IELTS requirement: Academic IELTS minimum overall band of 6.0 with no individual band below 5.5 completed in the last two years (or equivalent).

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by ACAP as equivalent to Australian qualifications.

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

Pathways options

Offered by this university

Australian College of Applied Psychology offers below pathways course for this subject
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