This course provides students with a comprehensive overview of the scientific discipline of psychology and its applications. The course is delivered in accordance with the foundational (level one) competencies for three-year undergraduate psychology programs as specified by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC). Students will acquire an understanding of the underlying principles, theories and concepts within the discipline. In addition, students will develop knowledge of the range of core research areas that make up the discipline, and an understanding of the methodologies and statistical techniques used by researchers for information gathering and analysis. There will be opportunities for students to explore applied and professional uses of psychology. In addition, students will be introduced to psychological theory, research, and applied and professional uses of psychology in an ethical and culturally responsive context. For more course information, visit Bachelor of Psychological Science.
Students will have an option to complete a supervised project to address a real-world issue as presented by a representative from an existing organisation; or complete a 25-hour placement with an experienced researcher or with an appropriate external organisation. Students will draw upon their psychology and professional expertise to develop and present workable solutions to a professional client.
For additional information about the admissions criteria for CQUniversity and for this course, refer to CQUniversity’s website.
English, Literature, English and Literature Extension or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 and 4, C); Completion of Year 12 or attained age 17 years
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Highest Rank to receive an offer
Median Rank to receive an offer
Lowest Rank to receive an offer
ATAR/Selection Rank excluding adjustment factors
ATAR/Selection Rank including adjustment factors
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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Higher education study
Vocational Education and Training (VET) study
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Recent secondary education
Recent secondary education admitted solely on the basis of ATAR/Rank
Admitted where both ATAR/Rank and additional criteria were considered
Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR/Rank was not a factor
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Percentage of all students
* “<5" – the number of students is less than 5
Career opportunities exist in areas including, management, industry, child safety officer, clinical work, counselling, neuropsychology, child development, education, forensic, health, coaching, school guidance officer. In order to use the title Psychologist, students must first complete a 4-year honours level course, such as CQUniversity’s Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) and then complete an accredited Psychology Board of Australia pathway.
3 years Full time or 6 years Part time