Diploma of Social and Psychological Science/Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)
Griffith College - Gold Coast/Griffith University - Gold Coast

Course outline

In the higher education diploma year, students develop fundamental academic skills and cement their knowledge in foundation subjects and core concepts. On successful completion be ready to progress into the Griffith University Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) with 70 credit points. This degree provides a foundation in the major fields of psychology. It facilitates training in research through the completion of an independent research project during an additional year of study. You’ll develop thorough grounding in clinical, developmental, biological, cognitive, and social and organisational psychology and learn how to use interpersonal skills and the principles of counselling to help people with personal, health, vocational and social difficulties. Additionally, you’ll understand psychological theories on topics such as motivation and stress, evaluate and understand tests that measure intellectual behavioural and emotional stress. Honours adds a fourth year to the Bachelor of Psychology (Honours), and eligibility is subject to academic achievement. For more course information, visit Diploma of Social and Psychological Science and Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) at Griffith University.

Fee notes

Fees for the Diploma programs are subject to change each year. Please refer to Griffith College tuition fees published for each program and can be found at https://www.griffithcollege.edu.au/study-options/. To calculate your degree fees use the Fee Calculator at http://www.griffith.edu.au/students/enrolment-timetables-fees/paying-your-fees

Other requirements

Students must meet all professional practice requirements. For more information, visit Fit for Professional Practice on the Griffith University website.


Applicant must have completed Year 12 or equivalent

Assumed knowledge

English (Units 3 and 4, C)

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

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Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.

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Career opportunities

By studying this degree, you’ll be qualified for professional employment and probationary registration to work as a general psychologist in areas such as clinical, health, community, educational, organisational, or forensic settings; job placement and recruitment; counselling; guidance; and social research. You can also pursue further studies to work in specialist fields, including becoming a clinical psychologist, organisational psychologist, or other specialist psychologist.

Course Code
Start Date

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Level of Qualification
Study Area
Humanities and social sciences
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

3 years Full time or 6 years Part time

Gold Coast