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$26,008.00 (US$ 18,083) per year
AUD $1,04,032 for the entire course; Unit Fee: AUD $3,251
Start date

15 February 2021

Venue

Strathfield Campus

25A Barker Road,

STRATHFIELD,

New South Wales,

2135, SYDNEY, Australia

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$26,008.00 (US$ 18,083) per year
AUD $1,04,032 for the entire course; Unit Fee: AUD $3,251
Start date

15 February 2021

Venue

Melbourne Campus

The Mary Glowrey Building,

115 Victoria Parade,

FITZROY,

Victoria,

3065, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Successful completion of a recognised pre-tertiary or foundation program OR successful completion of one year of study at a recognised tertiary or higher education institution is required in addition to the completion of High School Studies. 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): 54 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 78: minimum 21 in writing, 18 in speaking, 12 in reading and 11 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

Applicants require the equivalent of an Australian Year 12 Certificate.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS): Overall score: 7.0; Individual score 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 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.

Application deadlines: Semester One - 11 February; Applications for Semester two entry will open in January.

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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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