Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology)/Bachelor of Counselling
UniSC - University of the Sunshine Coast - Moreton Bay

Course outline

You will explore the human mind and learn the skills to promote mental and emotional wellbeing with a dual degree in psychology and counselling. This program gives you in-depth knowledge on the science and applications of psychology, along with a strong foundation in counselling theory and skills.

In this program you will study the core areas of psychological science, including human development, cognitive perception, personality, learning, and abnormal psychology. You’ll learn about the range of scientific methods, analyses and ethical standards used in psychological research. You’ll gain a thorough understanding of counselling theories and skills, and how to use them in diverse and multicultural workplaces and communities. Develop your skills in cognitive behaviour therapy, personal and relational empathy, positive psychology, family counselling and responding to crisis, trauma and loss, and have the opportunity to work in the community through two counselling placements. For more course information, visit Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology)/Bachelor of Counselling at UniSC – University of the Sunshine Coast.

Other requirements

This program includes placements in settings that may require COVID-19 vaccination with limited placement in setting that do not require full vaccination. It is a Queensland Government requirement that students undertaking a placement within a clinical setting are fit tested annually for an approved respirator. In accordance with Australian Standards, you must be clean shaven for your fit test.

The Inherent Academic Requirements of a program are those fundamental skills, capabilities and knowledge that students must demonstrate to achieve the essential learning outcomes of the program, while maintaining the academic integrity of that program. For information, visit Inherent Academic Requirements on the UniSC – University of the Sunshine Coast website.

Admissions Criteria

For additional information about the admissions criteria for UniSC – University of the Sunshine Coast and for this course, refer to UniSC – University of the Sunshine Coast’s website.

Prerequisites

Completion of Year 12 or attained age 17 years

Recommended study
English
Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024

For more information about the ATAR/Selection Rank profile, please visit ATAR/Selection Rank profile explained.

Highest Rank to receive an offer

Median Rank to receive an offer

Lowest Rank to receive an offer

ATAR/Selection Rank excluding adjustment factors

83.00

72.25

64.05

ATAR/Selection Rank including adjustment factors

84.75

74.25

68.05

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.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024

For more information about the Student profile, please visit Student profile explained.

Notes

As this is a new course, Semester 1, 2024 information is not available.

Career opportunities

Disability support, community health, research, telephone counselling, working with individuals, families and groups, non-government organisations, government departments, in youth work, welfare work, child protection, corrections, aged services, community development, education, mental health, and administration of counselling services. Graduates can also complete further study to become a registered psychologist, a registered counsellor, a clinical psychologist or pursue an academic career.

Membership

The Australian Psychology Accreditation Council has accredited the Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology) as a three-year undergraduate sequence in psychology. Following successful completion of an accredited honours year plus either further accredited postgraduate study or supervision following the guidelines of the Psychologists Registration Board in their state or territory, graduates may be eligible for registration as a psychologist in that state or territory.

Course Code
014341
Start Date
Offer rounds

9 Jan 2025

Fee
CSP/$10006 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Humanities and social sciences
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

4 years Full time or 8 years Part time

Location
Moreton Bay