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What will I learn?

ACU's undergraduate psychology programs help students to acquire knowledge, assimilate conceptual understandings and develop skills of application that are valuable to the enhancement of human functioning in a broad range of professional settings. Graduates of the Bachelor of Psychological Science will complete a sequence in psychology that is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC). This sequence will ensure graduates acquire an advanced understanding of human behaviour, as well as highly regarded employability skills, including:

critical analysis and rational thinking;
ethical decision making;
scientific thinking and research capabilities;
measurement and analysis of data;
problem solving skills;
written and verbal communication;
interpersonal skills, including foundational counselling skills; and
life-long learning skills.

This learning helps to prepare all students for optional further postgraduate study which may lead to registration as a professional psychologist.

Therefore, the aims of ACU's Bachelor of Psychological Science are to:

facilitate the development of knowledge, conceptual understandings, and skills that are relevant in a broad array of employment contexts; and
provide an accredited 3 year sequence in psychology which enables graduates to pursue postgraduate study and training options in psychology and other related disciplines.

Our graduates will 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.

The Bachelor of Commerce provides excellent grounding in many areas of business as well as detailed knowledge and skills in your selected major – human resource management, management or marketing. Our graduates understand the ethical, social, political and economic contexts that guide decision-making. The Bachelor of Commerce will not only help you launch your business career but also prepare you for future managerial positions.

Career paths

Completing a Bachelor of Psychological Science/Bachelor of Commerce is excellent preparation for pursuing a career in areas such as:

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
Business management
Policy administration
Business regulation
Advertising and marketing communication

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

098380F

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$26,008.00 (US$ 18,291) per year
AUD $1,04,032 for the entire course; Unit Fee: AUD $3,251

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

Start date

10 February 2020

Venue

Melbourne Campus

The Mary Glowrey Building,

115 Victoria Parade,

FITZROY,

Victoria,

3065, MELBOURNE, Australia

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$26,008.00 (US$ 18,291) per year
AUD $1,04,032 for the entire course; Unit Fee: AUD $3,251

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

Start date

10 February 2020

Venue

Strathfield Campus

25A Barker Road,

STRATHFIELD,

New South Wales,

2135, SYDNEY, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have minimum aggregate score of 7. Ranks on the GCE are calculated on the basis that at the Advanced Level (A2): A=6, A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1, and must include results in minimum of two advanced Level (A2) and up to two (2) at Advanced Subsidiary Level (AS) subjects. AS Level subject is half of that assigned at Advanced Level (A2) – A=3, A=2.5, B=2, C=1.5, D=1, E=0.5. Subjects at Advanced Level (A2) must be taken in the same academic year. AS Level subjects may be taken in the same or previous academic year. A subject taken at both AS Level and Advanced Level is only counted once for aggregate score. English Language Requirements: Overall academic IELTS score of 7.0 (with minimum scores of 6.5 in all tests); Pearson Test of English (PTE): 68 with a minimum of 58 in all four communicative skills; Test of English as a Foreign Language - Academic (TOEFL): Internet based total of 100 - minimum 25 writing, speaking, reading and listening; ACU English Language Test: A (75-100%); Cambridge Advanced English (CAE): Overall CAE score: 185 Minimum score of 176 in all tests.

For international students

Equivalent to Australian High School completion

International English Language Testing System (IELTS): Overall score: 7.0; Individual score of: 7.0 in all tests

Pearson Test of English (PTE): 68 with a minimum of 65 in all four communicative skills

Test of English as a Foreign Language - Academic (TOEFL): Internet based total of 100: minimum 25 writing, speaking, reading and listening

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

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

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Pathways options

Offered by this university

Australian Catholic University offers below pathways course for this subject

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Canberra Institute of Technology
  • Box Hill Institute
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“The program (high performance sport at ACU) is unique compared to the generic programs we have in the US.” – Eric Waters, NBA Athletic Trainer.

  • Ranked 26th in the world for Sport Science (ARWU 2018)
  • Awarded 5 stars for full-time employment & overall experience
  • High performance sport intensive weeks in Australia; US or UK
  • Ties with industry and ACU’s MMIHR ensure applicable content