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What will I learn?

The Bachelor of Psychological Sciences is accredited with the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) and explores a range of subjects on human thought and behaviour including developmental psychology, cognitive psychology, social psychology, abnormal psychology and personality.

Throughout your studies, you’ll develop a solid foundation to equip you with the communication, research, critical thinking and problem-solving skills required to meet the high demand for graduates in psychology. You will also broaden your knowledge with elective subjects throughout first, second and third year.

As a graduate, you may work in community welfare and case management, business and industry, youth and family support, the criminal justice system, marketing or research.

If you wish to progress to further study and pursue registration as a psychologist, the Bachelor of Psychological Science is a pathway to fourth year programs including the Bachelor of Psychological Sciences (Honours) and the Graduate Diploma of Psychology.

Following fourth year studies, you may progress into a masters program, receiving registration as a psychologist upon graduation.

Career opportunities

  • Care and protection worker
  • Case manager
  • Case coordinator
  • Case worker
  • Community development worker
  • Community support worker
  • Community welfare worker
  • Early intervention coordinator
  • Family support worker
  • General management
  • Group facilitator/coordinator
  • Health education officer
  • Human resource officer
  • Integration aide
  • Market and social researcher
  • Marketing assistant
  • Outreach worker
  • Program coordinator
  • Program manager
  • Project coordinator
  • Recruitment officer
  • Sales and marketing officer
  • Senior youth officer
  • Sleep scientist
  • Support facilitator
  • Support worker
  • Psychologist

You may find employment in advance administration and clerical positions in a variety of areas, particularly those involving health and human services. Some of these careers may require further study.

Which department am I in?

School of Science, Psychology and Sport

CRICOS

055553A

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$26,100.00 (US$ 19,388) per year

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

Start date

28 February 2022, 25 July 2022

Venue

Berwick Campus

72-100 Clyde Road,

BERWICK,

Victoria,

3806, MELBOURNE, Australia

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$26,100.00 (US$ 19,388) per year

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

Start date

28 February 2022, 25 July 2022

Venue

Federation University Australia

Mount Helen Campus,

University Drive,

MOUNT HELEN,

Victoria,

3350, BALLARAT, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Successful completion of Australian Year 12, or overseas equivalent. Academic IELTS: Academic IELTS: Overall 6.0 (no band less than 6.0); 60-78 with minimums: Reading 13, Listening 12, Speaking 18, Writing 21; Pearson (PTE): Overall 50 (no band less than 50); Cambridge-CAE: Overall 169 (no band less than 169).

For international students

Successful completion of Australian Year 12, or overseas equivalent.

Overall IELTS score of 7.0, with no band less than 6.5, or equivalent; TOEFL iBT: 100 with minimums (Reading 19, Listening 20, Speaking 20, Writing 24); Pearson (PTE): Overall 65 (no band less than 58); Cambridge-CAE: Overall 185 (no band less than 176).

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

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About Federation University Australia

Federation University enjoys 5 stars for teaching quality, student support and overall graduate experience (The Good Universities Guide 2021).

  • No.1 in Australia for teaching quality
  • Among top 2 percent of universities worldwide for education
  • No.1 in Victoria for graduate starting salary
  • Great industry connections & work-integrated learning